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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: A SAN file system (that is, a storage area network file system) is programming that enables the sharing of the same copies of files stored on common storage media among multiple servers that may have different operating systems. Without a SAN file system, although different servers may share common storage media (using virtualization approaches), they cannot share the same files. A SAN file system  … 
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How Dell EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition Helps Protect Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dell™ EqualLogic™ Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition enables administrators to quickly and easily create hypervisor-aware snapshots of VMs--helping simplify data management, and increase application performance.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Dell and VMware

Using Tiered Storage in a PS Series SAN
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This Technical Report describes the concepts and benefits of tiered storage, and describes how to take advantage of storage pools and other features of EqualLogic PS Series Firmware to implement tiered storage in a PS Series SAN.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Dell and VMware

Avoiding SAN Performance Problems
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining peak performance while simultaneously addressing the root cause of SAN errors is challenging. This paper presents a high level summary of the most common SAN problems and explores new ways to dramatically improve application performance and availability.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Virtual Instruments

Image-Based Data Protection: Simply Better Data Protection
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this Quest Software white paper, see why image-based data protection is the next step in protecting your company’s critical data. Learn about the true value of moving to a image-based data protection virtual solution, including a solid return on investment, and how this new technology works in your current backup environment.
Posted: 17 Jan 2011 | Published: 17 Jan 2011

Dell Software

Ethernet SAN or Fibre Channel SAN
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to choosing a storage area network (SAN) infrastructure, questions about performance, ease-of-use and cost are sure to come up. This technical brief reviews key differences to consider between Ethernet SAN and Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure when choosing a storage solution for your next virtual server or cloud storage project.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 07 Jan 2011

Coraid

VirtualWisdom optimizes the performance, availability, and utilization of VMware-enabled infrastructures and Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs)
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how VirtualWisdom products and services provide comprehensive, real-time instrumentation and measurement that allows IT managers to optimize the performance, utilization, and availability of their SAN and virtualized IT infrastructure, including private clouds.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

Virtual Instruments

Health Care Organization Gets Proactive with Virtual Instruments
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Plagued by frequent unplanned outages in a relatively simple SAN environment, a Texas health care facility turned to Virtual Instruments to provide the requisite insight and visibility for its new, much larger and complex virtualized SAN infrastructure. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 29 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

Virtual Instruments

10 Things to Know Before Deploying 10 Gigabit Ethernet
sponsored by NETGEAR Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Over the years, improvements in 10GbE technology, price, and performance have extended its reach beyond enterprise data centers to midmarket networks. This white paper presents a list of 10 important things for achieving a reliable, affordable, and simple 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployment.
Posted: 17 Dec 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2010

NETGEAR Inc.

IBM Delivers Extraordinary Efficiencies via Primary Storage Compression
sponsored by Storwize
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses IBM's Real-time Compression—which enables organizations to optimize primary data stores so they can save new information, retain existing data for longer periods of time, consolidate existing systems, or benefit from some combination of the preceding.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Storwize

Lloyds Banking Group
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Following the integration between Lloyds TSB and HBOS in 2009, the newly formed Lloyds Banking Group emerged as the UK’s largest retail bank. Read this white paper to learn how they used virtualisation to ensure its Wholesale Markets and Treasury and Trading (WMTT) department could operate at an enterprise level.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Unified Networking on 10 Gigabit Ethernet
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Unified networking over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) in the data center offers compelling benefits, including a simplified infrastructure, lower equipment and power costs, and the flexibility to meet the needs of the evolving, virtualized data center.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Intel

EqualLogic Outperforms Competitive SANs under Heavily Virtualized Exchange 2010 Workloads
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Some iSCSI vendors bring complex multi-node failover mechanisms and more to the table, complicating head-to-head comparisons. In this report Taneja Group sets out to examine Dell’s differentiation in the midst of a crowded and rapidly growing field.
Posted: 30 Nov 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Dell, Inc.

VMware and Dell Solutions for Small to Medium Business: Ensuring Rapid, Reliable and Affordable Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Affordable high availability and disaster recovery solutions are critical to the survival of all SMBs in the event of a disaster. Building on years of helping SMBs protect their information, VMware and Dell provide cost-effective and robust data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability solutions.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Dell and VMware

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to Hyper-V virtualization, discusses the overall architecture and underlying technologies, and offers guidance on best practices for deployment on Dell PowerEdge servers.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Storage Virtualization with IBM SAN Volume Controller: Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the business case a large insurance company recently put together to investigate the merits of implementing a storage virtualization solution based on IBM’s SAN Volume Controller (SVC) technology. Continue reading to learn how storage virtualization with IBM SVC can help lower overall total cost of ownership.
Posted: 17 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

IBM

Maximize the Performance of your Windows SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Diskeeper Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how to maximize the performance of your Windows SAN infrastructure. The SAN’s role is to provide the storage; the operating system’s job is to deliver that data in a manner that works best. It also examines the benefits of defragmentation.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010

Diskeeper Corporation

Put Data Growth in Its Place
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It’s a fact: Information–both its availability and accessibility–is critical for the success of any business in a 21st Century economy. Yet most IT organizations are not organized around information, but around infrastructure of servers, storage, and applications. We are entering perilous times for data. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010 | Published: 15 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): SAN Acceleration Using FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you have questions regarding SAN acceleration? Learn more about solid state storage, which solid state technologies are currently on the market, and why your enterprise needs solid state storage. This concise white paper is designed to answer frequently asked questions on these topics and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

NSS SAN Accelerator
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Solid-state storage is quickly gaining momentum as an alternative solution for application and platform acceleration. To help organizations capitalize on this growing technology, the FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator enables application, virtualization, VDI, and global SAN acceleration for cost-effective implementation of solid-state technology.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Global Application and SAN Acceleration with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper investigates the deployment models of solid-state storage, and explains how the FalconStor Network Storage Server SAN Accelerator solution enhances this technology to deliver additional value through application-specific and global SAN acceleration.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller Technology Gives Nexans Optimum Storage Flexibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn how Nexans Euromold expired (HP msa1000), André Fouquart, Information Systems Manager at Nexans, went looking for a new storage platform. It soon became clear that an IBM SVC solution combined with IBM System Storage™ DS3400 arrays was the best solution, read more now.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

IBM

IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

IBM

3 Options for VMware Disaster Recovery and CDP
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Continuous data protection (or CDP) has been used by large enterprises for sometime for disaster recovery and to achieve the highest level of business continuity. Read this whitepaper to find out the 5 things you need to know about CDP and 3 options for VMware disaster recovery.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

Deduplication and VMware Backup Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate that by using the deduplication and compression engine within the Veeam Backup and Replication product, it is possible to make a positive impact in the storage environment of any organisation.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: The reference architecture illustrated in this article shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell India
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SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  simplifies and streamlines SAN management, minimizes storage and retrieval time, optimizes the use of storage resources, allows network components to be scaled individually, and eliminates the need for storage redundancy.The SAN programming consists of a client on each server that is written especially for the operating platform used by that server. To create or write to a file, the client makes a request to a common metadata server which controls traffic in the SAN. Once access is granted, a server can access the file without having to go through the metadata server, ensuring that most I/O … 
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