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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: Oversubscription, in a SAN (storage area network) switching environment, is the practice of connecting multiple devices to the same switch port to optimize switch use. Each SAN port can support a particular communication speed and a Fibre Channel switch may offer 1 Gb, 2 Gb, or 4 Gb FC ports. However, because ports are rarely run at their maximum speed for a prolonged period, multiple slower devices  … 
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Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Vmware View 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: An efficient storage solution is integral to a successful VDI implementation. With a Fluid Data architecture and integrated software features such as Automated Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Continuous Snapshots and Remote Replication, the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN proves to be a highly effective storage option for VMware View.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Integration of Microsoft Hyper-V and Coraid Ethernet SAN Storage
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: Data centers are going through massive changes at the compute layer. Server virtualization is transforming the IT landscape achieving amazing improvements in price-performance and agility. However, realizing the price-performance and agility benefits of virtualization at the storage layer can be a challenge. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Coraid

Solution Brief: Unified Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) for VMware Environments
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Organizations investing in VMware vSphere can leverage the data protection capabilities and application awareness of FalconStor CDP to protect and maximize their VMware purchases. FalconStor CDP enables flexible, affordable, automated, and dependable backup and DR for any VMware vSphere environment.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

FalconStor Software

Technology Considerations for Managing Storage Area Network (SAN) Configurations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center's capabilities focus on storage configuration management and provide analysis of current storage utilization and best practice recommendations to provide the storage administrator with analytical input that will provide significant assistance.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

Dell Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes several sample virtualisation architectures based on Dell's server and storage products. Architectures are divided into three main categories: Small, Medium, and Large. These categories are based on the features and capacity of each product, as well as the complexity of the overall architecture.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

Time Value of Data
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SGI

SANS Institute: Oracle Database Security, What to Look for and Where to Secure
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To properly protect the information at the database layer there are a number of comprehensive measures that need to be taken. With this paper Tanya Baccum, SANS Institute analyst, examines these measures for holistically protecting Oracle database from inside out.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

Top 7 Business Reasons for Tapping Your Fibre Channel SAN
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Rapid increases in both the operating speeds and general complexity of SAN technologies, exacerbated by the high change rates demanded of enterprise IT organizations, significantly increase demands on the fiber optic physical layer. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Virtual Instruments

Cashing in on Cost Reductions: Five Surefire Tips for a Better Bottom Line
sponsored by MSDI
WHITE PAPER: In these competitive times, there’s pressure to conserve cash and operate in the lean. But at the same time, data growth and innovation call for continued IT investment. Toward this end, MSDI offers five surefire ways to improve one’s bottom line—without sacrificing the user experience.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

MSDI

iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel: Three Reasons Not To Choose Either
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage systems are not delivering the price-performance and agility at the storage layer required to keep up with the new virtualized compute layer. This paper explores a third storage networking technology, Ethernet SAN, and why you don’t have to choose between iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 29 Apr 2011

Coraid

Object Storage: A Dell Point of View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dell has developed a customer centric strategy and a set of solutions and services designed to help customers meet the new challenges created by the amount and type of data being generated today. This strategy is based on Dell's Point of View (POV) with respect to Object Storage.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Bunnings builds on grid computing strategy with high-performance IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When Bunnings, a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products, needed to find a replacement for older storage systems that supported their vital business applications, they turned to IBM products. To learn how Bunnings benefited from this upgrade, read this case study.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

Top Five Reasons to Sell EMC’s New VNXe Series Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to Increase your opportunities and shorten your sales cycle by selling the EMC® VNXe™ series, a new unified storage offering for small and medium-size businesses. Continue reading this paper to learn the top five reasons to sell EMC’s new VNXe series unified storage.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

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

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

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.
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SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  may fan in to a single port to take advantage of unused capacity. For example, a single storage server may not be able to sustain 4 Gbps to a switch port, so two 2 Gb servers or four 1 Gb servers may all be aggregated to that 4 Gb switch port.Oversubscription makes good technical and financial sense. Switch ports can be expensive and dedicating ports one-on-one is not the best use of switch ports and their available bandwidth. Fanning multiple devices into a single port can improve that port's utilization. This saves money and reduces the total number of switch ports that need to be configured … 
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