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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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Protecting Vital Business Interests with a Simplified Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data growth and regulatory requirements have made backup, recovery, and archiving critical aspects of enterprise operations. Dell Services experts can assess how effectively an information infrastructure is getting the job done and deploy integrated, best-of-breed storage solutions to help ensure the safety and recoverability of critical data.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

DataDirect Networks

Controlled Explosion
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Storing and managing ever-increasing amount of data presents a formidable business challenge. Midsized companies are particularly challenged, because they typically lack the resources to handle the deluge. You can’t stop the massivegrowth in data, but you can doa better job of managing it.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Unified Backup and Recovery with EMC NetWorker
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the scope of NetWorker features that enable users to flexibly combine different backup and recovery technologies and techniques to meet both common use cases as well as unique data protection demands.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

EMC Corporation

Deliver Dynamic Business Continuity for the Enterprise with Dell Compellent Live Volume
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an innovative platform that can help your business minimize downtime, balance workloads, and easily shift resources across the cloud.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Reference Architecture Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: It can be difficult to design, deploy, manage and support Microsoft Exchange 2010 environments with hardware components from multiple vendors. This solution reduces the complexity of Exchange environments by using servers and storage. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

HP Data Protector 6.2 software integration with HP 3PAR Storage System
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate HP Data Protector software with HP 3PAR Storage Systems. The solution is based on Data Protector Zero Downtime Backup concept. The 3PAR InServ version mentioned and tested here is 2.3.1.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 26 Sep 2011

HP

Optimize Your Infrastructure Through Consolidation and Tiered Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The exploding volume, velocity and variety of data requires optimized systems specifically architected for smarter computing. You need to maximize performance and efficiency in order to balance storage cost and performance. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

IBM

Dell Fluid Data Technology Heals ZGT's Rapid Patient Data Growth Ills
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: ZGT needed the fl exibility to meet the demands of rapid patient data growth while lowering the cost of scaling its storage infrastructure. Read this white paper to learn how ZGT successfully migrated to a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Dell Fluid Data.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Minnesota Wild Names Dell Compellent SAN "Most Valuable Player"
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Minnesota Wild’s six-month old iSCSI storage solution could no longer keep up with the growing data needs of concession vendors. Read this white paper to learn how the Wild successfully implemented Fluid Data technology to solve the problem.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Bank Reduces Management Time and Avoids External Consultancy Costs with Dell Fluid Data Technology
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Bankadati wanted to support rapid business growth by installing a more agile, manageable data storage platform that would help avoid unnecessary downtime. Read this white paper to learn how they successfully implemented Fluid Data technology.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Appleby Improves Stroage Utlization, Simplifies Storage Management and Gains Reliable Disaster Recovery at 50% Lower Cost
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Appleby, a provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, needed a disaster recovery solution that would replicate data among its geographically dispersed offices. Read this white paper to learn how they successfully implemented Fluid Data technology.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Citrix XenDesktop 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Dell tested a sample of 1,000 virtual desktops and simulated real-world workloads using a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN in a Citrix XenDesktop VDI environment with Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 as the hypervisor.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

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
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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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