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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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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

OCZ SSDs and Energy Efficiency: Improved performance and power savings through the benefits of innovative solid state storage solutions
sponsored by OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the demand for information access has increased exponentially over the past decade to meet the growth of the Internet as whole, including e-commerce and commercial databases, the demand placed on datacenters has intensified. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2010

OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Leveraging a Persistent Hardware Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises looking to increase the flexibility, improve the scalability, enhance the availability and reduce the costs of data storage have turned to SANs. The Compellent SAN enables businesses to continuously integrate new disk drive, switch and network interface technologies without having to replace existing hardware or software.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Dell Compellent

Designing a Persistent Hardware Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Compellent® Storage Center™ SAN is designed for persistence. Using an open, nonproprietary hardware architecture, the Compellent SAN enables businesses to continuously integrate new disk drive, switch and network interface technologies without having to replace existing hardware or software.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell Compellent

Rethinking Virtualization Solutions with HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SANs
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper on learn how HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN Solutions provide optimized storage for your virtualized storage server environment.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Running VMware vSphere 4 on HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This document presents important configuration guidelines, best practices, and answers to frequently asked questions that will help you accelerate a successful deployment of VMware vSphere 4 on HP LeftHand P4000 SAN Solutions.
Posted: 04 Jun 2010 | Published: 04 Jun 2010

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Xiotech Emprise 5000 and Citrix XenServer 5.5.0
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Xiotech's Emprise 5000 system is a revolutionary concept in data storage. It is built on patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology and provides a perfectly balanced building block of performance, reliability, and scalability that delivers the lowest total cost of ownership of any SAN or SAN-like storage system on the market.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Xiotech Corporation

Deploying SAN Data Storage with VMware
sponsored by Winchester Systems
WHITE PAPER: Centralized SAN data storage for VMware environments needs to meet the demands placed on it by the organization. These requirements typically include high capacity, high speed, high reliability and must be easy to deploy and manage. Read this white paper for more.
Posted: 11 May 2010 | Published: 11 May 2010

Winchester Systems

Riding the Virtualization Simplification Wave
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is now beginning to deliver functional and economic benefits to nearly all classes of enterprises willing to take the virtualization plunge, down to and including organizations with just a few hundred seats.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 07 May 2010

D-Link

Extending the Lifecycle and Lowering the TCO of your SAN
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: If you are in charge of IT at a mid-size enterprise, you’re probably about to bite the bullet to add a new Storage Area Network (SAN). Why? The simple answer is that it’s a combination of challenges and opportunities. Read this paper to learn why any organization that runs more than one business server application should consider a SAN.
Posted: 26 Apr 2010 | Published: 26 Apr 2010

D-Link

Data Protection for Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several challenges and recommends solutions for ensuring data availability in an Isilon scale-out NAS clustered storage environment. The best solutions typically involve the use of multiple technologies.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Isilon Systems

Designing Secure Multi-Tenancy into Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Today’s traditional IT model suffers from resources located in different, unrelated silos—leading to low utilization and gross inefficiency. Enterprise servers reside in one area of the data center and network switches and storage arrays in another. This document describes the design of - and the rationale behind - the Secure Cloud Architecture.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Architecting a successful cloud computing infrastructure can be challenging. The secure cloud architecture offers the best products and features to create a cloud service that can realize the efficiencies of shared infrastructure while still offering the security, flexibility, resilience, and ease of management of a traditional IT deployment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

HP Data Protector software integration with HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN (LeftHand) solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate HP Data Protector software with HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN Solutions. The solution is based on Data Protector Zero Downtime Backup.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Storage Efficiency: Mixing Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell, Inc.

10 Gigabit Ethernet: Unifying iSCSI and Fibre Channel in a Single Network Fabric
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The advent of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)offers enhanced performance and throughput for connecting networked storage to servers. Whether using the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel protocols, organizations have a clear path for unifying a network fabric in 10GbE environments.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell, Inc.

iSCSI: Superior Storage for Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI technology provides superior manageability to Fibre Channel for virtualized environments. Specifically, iSCSI lets users in virtualized environments utilize all the functionality available to non-virtualized systems.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2007

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V introduces different options to implement HA for Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Disaster Got You Down?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The risks attached to not having a BC or DR plan are neither small nor cheap. Every good plan employs certain technologies and methodologies to limit the disruptiveness of an outage. CDW offers storage, power and networking specialists to assist with disaster recovery needs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

CDW Corporation

HP LeftHand SAN technology: enabling effective VMware deployments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how HP LeftHand SANs can help you deploy VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) software more effectively through volume snapshots, SmartClone volumes, volume migration, and high-availability features.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

IDC White Paper: Key Criteria in Selecting an Enterprise Online PC Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the top–level benefits of online PC backup. Read this paper to learn more about how to choose an online PC backup solution for your mid-sized organization or enterprise!
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Iron Mountain

Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Next-Generation Acceleration Solution for Disaster Recovery and SAN Extension
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) emerges as one of the critical areas of focus as these data centers virtualize, unify, centralize, and scale out their storage resources. This document discusses some of the critical challenges related to the BC/DR solutions and how the Cisco MDS 9000 I/O Accelerator (IOA) addresses each of them.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Virtual SANs Advantages
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's data centers are faced with many challenges such as consolidation, resources optimization, power, cooling, cost reduction and more. Cisco foresaw these requirements and developed Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs) in 2002 to address these issues in the data center.
Posted: 29 Dec 2009 | Published: 29 Dec 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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