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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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SAN White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Hitachi's Approach to Storage Capacity Efficiency
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report examines and details the Hitachi approach to delivering storage capacity efficiency via its USP V and VSP platforms. In doing so, it will highlight how Hitachi looks at the overall economics of storage by reducing relevant operating expenses which they address with the characteristics of their storage systems and software.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

QLE10000 Series Adapter Provides Application Benefits Through I/O Caching
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the application performance capability of the FabricCache QLE10000 Series Adapter in single-server and multi-server environment, enabling the acceleration of clustered and virtualized environments with a transparent, shared cache.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

QLogic Corporation

The Value of Shared SSDs in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the advantages of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series adapters bringing transparent, shared caching to enterprise application environments. It combines a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter with intelligent caching to bring new levels of scalable application performance to existing SAN environments.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

NetApp FAS6240 Clustered SAN Champion of Champions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines NetApp’s Clustered SAN systems ability to supply a compelling solution to meet current mission critical storage needs as well as future enterprise storage requirements.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Building a Smart Storage Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Storage Access
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes and IBM storage systems enabling features set of a powerful and simplified private cloud.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Clustered SAN enables seamless scaling and greater storage efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Storage systems today must match agility with proven, diversified I/O performance to satisfy an enterprise's changing needs. NetApp has benchmarked superior I/O performance in their FAS6240 Clustered SAN storage array, resulting in its ranking as Silverton Consulting's Enterprise OLTP Champion of Champions™ for 1Q-2013.
Posted: 14 Mar 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

NetApp

Will the future of enterprise storage be defined by software?
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Over the last 20 years, the emergence of the networked-storage-systems market has given rise to an entire multibillion-dollar industry. Although many things have changed over this period, there has been one constant: Systems were largely defined by, and features were mainly delivered through, hardware.
Posted: 08 Jan 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

The 451 Group

Unified Data Center Fabric: Reduce Costs and Improve Flexibility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing a Unified Fabric can reduce costs and improve the alignment of data center assets to better fulfill business requirements.
Posted: 18 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Slashing Energy Costs by Improving Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the innovative ways in which organizations all around the world are optimizing storage resources to save space, improve performance and reduce energy waste and costs.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Optimizing Storage Performance, Availability and Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores the 4 key capabilities your organization needs to meet today's storage requirements, and how to seamlessly acquire them. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Cloud Networking: The Importance of the Cloud Backbone
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the importance of the network to cloud computing and learn how – by leveraging high-capacity Ethernet service-oriented architectures between data centres – you can achieve a cost-efficient, high-performing network to support your cloud initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Ciena

Developing a Strategic Approach to Data Center Networking
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to overcome many data centre networking challenges by developing a coherent networking strategy, which will help you architect a stronger, more flexible network to enable future growth in a cost-efficient, deterministic, and manageable manner.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Ciena

Enterprise Storage Solution for Hyper-V Private Cloud and VDI Deployments using Sanbolic’s Melio Cloud Software Suite
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how an advanced, host-based storage fabric solution can provide the highly scalable and available storage necessary to support Hyper-V private cloud or VDI deployments.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2011

Sanbolic Inc.

Maximize Your Investment in Citrix XenDesktop With Sanbolic Melio
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can overcome many VDI storage-related challenges and maximize the return on your desktop virtualization project by leveraging shared storage. Explore the advantages this storage approach offers virtualized environments, and learn how you can easily enable shared storage.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

Sanbolic Inc.

LBBW Asset Management Improves Fault-Tolerance and Scalability of Citrix® XenDesktop® VDI Deployment with Sanbolic® Melio™
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how you can prevent unexpected downtime and enable highly available and scalable virtual desktops. Find out how you can build a fault-tolerant infrastructure and reduce your storage requirements with a robust software suite.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Sanbolic Inc.

Dell Compellent Storage Center - Linux
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of specific information required for administrating storage on Linux servers connected to the Dell Compellent Storage Center. The information is intended for administrators with at minimum a basic understanding of Linux systems, specifically general tasks around managing disk partitions and file systems.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 05 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc.

Case Study: Arnold Worldwide Enjoys Cost Savings and Scalability
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Arnold Worldwide is a Boston-based global advertising agency. They needed to replace its existing SAN with virtualized storage. Read this case study to learn how Arnold successfully addressed their DR and scalability needs, but also reduced its data center footprint and slashed its power and cooling costs.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Dell Intelligent Data Management: Applying the Efficient IT Approach to Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The Dell Intelligent Data Management strategy is being delivered through Dell Fluid Data solutions to help you automate, optimize, scale, and protect your storage. Fluid Data solutions are designed to optimize your storage by putting the right data in the right place at the right time for the right cost. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions with VMware vSphere Best Practices
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper provides best practices and configuration guidelines on how to best integrate VMware vSphere® 5.0 with HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

HPE and Intel®

Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief Q&A to learn more about hybrid clouds and the advantages they can bring to your organization.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2011

Brocade

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Evaluation
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this Tolly Test Report and how the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System powered by Intel® Xeon® processors not only integrates with existing Microsoft, Unix, and Linux applications using CIFS and/or NFS, but also enables high-speed connectivity to a host of virtualization platforms, database applications, backup applications and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®

Forrester Thought Leadership White Paper: Exploring the Potential Benefits of End-to-End Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discloses the results of an evaluation of end-to-end storage area network/local area network (SAN/LAN) networking issues including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software’s distributed volume management with a focus on federated workload balancing, asset management, and thin provisioning. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard

Coraid EtherDrive Storage is ESG Lab Proven
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab review explores the results from hands-on testing of an emerging SAN solution designed to meet today's growing storage challenges. In this paper, learn how this integrated technology can deliver an unprecedented price-performance ratio while maintaining easy installation and simplified management.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Coraid
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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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