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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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Are your storage arrays getting maximum efficiency?
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, you will discover how your existing storage arrays can benefit from advanced efficiency technologies including thin provisioning, cloning, replication, deduplication, and data compression.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Architecture and Core Capabilities of NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and 8.2x
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This technical report provides an overview of NetApp® clustered Data ONTAP® 8.3 and 8.2x, including basic components of the hardware and software architecture.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013


Scale-out storage helps optimize your storage infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage across a variety of enterprises. Discover what these storage users consider to be the most important attributes for a clustered storage system.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013


Category 8 Cabling Standards Update
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the reasoning behind the development of Class II cabling limits and reveals why Category 8 cabling standards are critical to the future success of applications, Ethernet, and networking.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013


Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN Boot with EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates Dell best practices for implementing iSCSI boot from SAN with Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and the 12th generation (12G) PowerEdge servers running Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Windows Server 2012 and SAN Integration
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and introduces best practice guidelines when integrating Windows Server 2012 with the Dell Compellent Storage Center.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Optimizing the Private Cloud with EMC VSPEX
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a scalable, on-demand infrastructure that leverages Ethernet and a powerful switching platform to help you achieve the most from your private cloud.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Extreme Networks

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance provides superior unified storage platform
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a storage platform that stands out amongst the most competitive approaches? Take a look at this short analyst report to learn about Oracle's ZFS unified storage platform. Check it out now to view the specs and key advantages.
Posted: 22 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Oracle VM 3: Integrating Oracle VM into a Disaster Recovery Solution using SAN
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how to use your SAN to integrate Oracle VM into a multisite disaster recovery solution to combat the challenges of today's IT.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

Hitachi Dynamic Virtual Controller Technology: Optimize Dynamic Workloads
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the complexity and management challenges presented by the current storage landscape, the explosive growth of data storage requirements and what it all means to businesses.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Lab Report: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Databases
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP in Oracle database environments, with a focus on ease of management, non-disruptive operations, and efficient scaling.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


EMC Isilon Storage for KDB+: A use case for historical and near real-time storage for Kdb+/Kx/Q
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to present an overview on the kdb+ workflow and to understand the suitability of Isilon scale-out NAS platform as the storage platform of choice for these workflows.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

EMC Isilon

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides you with a detailed analysis of SRM and SAN tools enabling ease-of-use to manage shared storage environments. These fully featured, integrated and user-friendly tools are offered as solutions ranging from the holistic to the specialist, delivering a broad range of maturity levels and requirements.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2012


Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise; IT's Long-term Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on how storage resource management (SRM) application has been evolving over the years to address the challenges expressed by IBMs storage productivity center administrators who are tasked with managing growth, complexity, and storage environments in the most cost effective way possible.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012


Improving Database Performance by using LSI Nytro XD Application Acceleration Solution with a Storage Area Network (SAN)
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: See how the Nytro product family from LSI provides financial services organizations with flash-based application acceleration to deliver real-time analytics to meet competitive, customer and compliance demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

LSI Corporation.

The Business Benefits of the QLogic FabricCache Adapter
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers a broad range of business and economic benefits of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters. This solution helps close the I/O performance gap and provide the entire SAN benefits including OPEX and CAPEX savings, getting more out of an existing SAN, and increased revenue.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks
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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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