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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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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

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
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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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