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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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How to Select the Correct RAID for an EqualLogic SAN
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: One of the most important decisions that you have to make when deploying a new storage solution is what RAID type(s) to use. Read this white paper for a discussion on how to select the right RAID policy for your Dell EqualLogic™ storage area network (SAN) arrays.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 29 Sep 2009

Dell India

Business Value of Storage Virtualisation: Scaling the Storage Solution; Leveraging the Storage Investment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This analysis looks at the positive business impact of networked storage virtualisation solutions that improve storage asset utilisation, reduce the administrative costs of provisioning new storage systems, and improve application availability.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 19 Feb 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Storage Virtualisation and the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of storage virtualisation at the controller level of a storage system. It describes how HP defines virtualisation technology and how it applies to the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) storage system.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 14 Feb 2008

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Virtualize Your End-to-End IT infrastructure and Reduce OpEx and CapEx
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Many companies that have deployed server virtualization are still struggling with massive data growth, rising storage maintenance cost, and underutilized storage assets from a multitude of vendors. A virtual storage infrastructure from HP can double your capacity utilization and cut management costs in half.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 21 Sep 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rethinking Storage Virtualization with the HP SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your storage infrastructure, consider the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP). It allows you to provision virtual volumes to meet the requirements of your standard and virtual servers. It delivers improved storage resource utilization along with comprehensive data protection.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Improving IT Economics with Storage and Server Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the powerful combination of HP StorageWorks SVSP storage virtualization solution with server virtualization products to produce a more dynamic IT infrastructure that improves efficiencies and simplifies operations.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 May 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for VMware Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The rapid adoption of server virtualization technology by organizations of all sizes has been driven by cost, flexibility and time to market. The cost savings in server consolidation are the primary motivators, but the ability to quickly deploy new applications to suit changes in the business has led many to use VMware products.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by HP StorageWorks Division India
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

HP StorageWorks Division India

Guide: Secure Copy
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Getting data moved over to a new server is more than merely copying the most recent files and folders to that machine. File security, permissions, shared folders and local groups facilitating access need to be maintained.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: If you’re an administrator who’s planning to build a high performance, highly available IP network using HP SAN/iQ Software, you should read this document in its entirety. You’ll find important configuration guidelines, best practices, and frequently asked questions that will help you to accelerate a successful deployment.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Coping with SAN Storage Frustration Caused by Server Virtualization
sponsored by NEC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn strategies to deal with server virtualization issues associated with storage networking.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 21 Aug 2009

NEC Corporation

HP StorageWorks MSA2000 Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the best practices for optimizing the HP Storage Works MSA2000 G1 and MSA2000 G2 pre-designed for use in conjunction with other HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array manuals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

More Functionality, Less infrastructure: Managed IT with Double-Take Flex
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this free whitepaper to learn about Double-Take Flex - a cost-effective and flexible solution that will allow you to better manage desktops or servers by booting them from images stored on any iSCSI storage area network.
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Double-Take Software

Optimizing Performance and Maximizing Investments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm USA
WHITE PAPER: Fujifilm Tape Environment Analysis is the first vendor-agnostic, platform-neutral, comprehensive assessment for tape storage systems. It provides an assessment of the backup environment culminating in a report that includes recommendations to maximize existing resources, avoid unnecessary expenditures and ensure compliance requirements are met.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

Fujifilm USA

NFS Evolution Changes the Landscape of HPC Data Management
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In HPC data management, traditional standards-based solutions have been limited in performance and scalability, but proprietary, high-performance solutions have required specific expertise to set up, manage, or scale. Read this Tabor Research White Paper to learn about file systems used in HPC environments as well as BlueArc storage solutions.
Posted: 02 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2009

BlueArc Corp.

Data Deduplication Background - A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of data deduplication is to increase the amount of information that can be stored on disk arrays and to increase the effective amount of data that can be transmitted over networks. Read this white paper to learn more about data deduplication as well as Quantum Dxi-Series disk-based backup solutions.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Quantum Corporation

Enabling the Virtual Data Center: Simple, Affordable Virtualized ISCSI Storage for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Environments
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief learn how the Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series can provide a fully virtualized storage infrastructure that delivers high availability, resiliency, flexibility, and scalability that is simple and cost-effective to deploy, manage and grow.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Dell EMC and Microsoft

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 14 May 2009

Dell and VMware

Integrating Virtualized Servers with VMware vStorage-Enabled Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs
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, enhance scalability of data protection and recovery, and increase application performance.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2008

Dell and VMware

Security through Maturity: A Brief on Securing iSCSI Networks
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how Internet SCSI (iSCSI) offers a scalable, simplified, and cost-effective way to implement storage area networks (SANs) using Ethernet components.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

DellEMC and Intel®

iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries. This allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer speed. This white paper explores this setup and configuration.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

OLTP performance test comparing Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN Array and HP StorageWorks 2000i Modular Smart Array
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Dell, Inc. commissioned Principle Technologies to compare performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) of two entry-level storage arean network (SAN) solutions - the Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN Array and HP StorageWorks 2000i Modular Smart. Read this paper for a detailed comparative analysis.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 28 Nov 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Microsoft SQL Server in a VMware Environment on Dell PowerEdge Blades and Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview for deploying SQL Server in a virtualized environment for VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4 (U4) running on the latest PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers and EqualLogic PS6000XV iSCSI storage arrays.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 30 Apr 2009

Dell and VMware

Integrating Blades Solutions with Dell EqualLogic SANs
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: There are many ways that blade enclosures can be attached to a Dell EqualLogic SAN. This paper reviews three ways, but depending on the blade enclosure design features there may be other options. Each of the three architecture strategies presented here provides different trade-offs in cost, complexity and scalability.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Dell/EMC CX4 Exchange Performance
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a high-level look at the features and functionality that make the CX4 an excellent choice for Microsoft Exchange and other electronic mail systems. It examines new features, discusses disaster recovery and VMware integration, and provides a brief example of CX4's performance in Exchange environments.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

DellEMC and Intel®
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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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