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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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DCIG Buyers' Guide: Private Cloud Storage Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide represents months of rigorous research that your organization can leverage to kick start its evaluation process. Read on to learn which private cloud array will qualify as best-in-class for your company.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

NetApp

Cut Infrastructure Complexity with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore a converged infrastructure that offers flexible and highly integrated turnkey solutions to today's top IT challenges. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Simplify the Data Center Network and Optimize Operations with LAN and SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore the challenges in maintaining costs of virtualized data center operations, and unveil the benefits of converging local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) to keep up with today's evolving needs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores one market-leading integrated compute platform that can help you minimize interaction in terms of testing and technology integration, reduce overall complexity, streamline IT operations and much more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry-leading SAN solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover state-of-the-art hybrid arrays that combine SSDs and traditional HDDs in the same chassis to cost-effectively ensure maximum VDI performance. Find out how this innovative approach stacks up against other VDI deployments
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing VDI data management with unified virtualized storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores how optimizing VDI helps simplify user data management and enables device – and location – independent data access. Find out how a unified virtualized storage technology helps boost IT flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Best Practices: Dell Compellent Storage Center Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive whitepaper serves as a best practice guideline when configuring and using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc.

The Benefits of and Critical Buying Criteria for Clustered Storage Solutions
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: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

NetApp

NetApp Unified Scale-Out/Clustered Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a new version of one leading vendor's storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

NetApp

NetApp FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Buyer's Guide for the Top 25 Storage Array Vendors
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: If you are considering an investment in a midrange unified storage array access this exclusive buyer's guide. Take a look now to gain deeper insight into the results, as well as get an introduction into key concepts that can accelerate your evaluation process and help you to develop a short list of models to investigate further.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

Ten Smart Things to Know about Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper outlines the top ten smart things to know about storage and how it could affect your business.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, uncover a unified visibility fabric architecture that centralizes network monitoring and management tools for improved and simplified performance and security analysis.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Gigamon

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize IT with an Integrated, Unified, Converged Solution Strategy
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource to explore three technology enhancements that enable the use of one platform for all of your data. Plus, find out how to simplify the tasks of implementing flash, unified storage with primary dedupe, and converged infrastructure. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage Family
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore one leading vendor's unified storage solution that can infuse your overburdened data center with greater flexibility, investment protection and cost savings. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

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

CommScope

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
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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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