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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: A SAN file system (that is, a storage area network file system) is programming that enables the sharing of the same copies of files stored on common storage media among multiple servers that may have different operating systems. Without a SAN file system, although different servers may share common storage media (using virtualization approaches), they cannot share the same files. A SAN file system  … 
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NAS and SAN Storage Trends Affecting Organizations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Find out how recent SAN and NAS trends will affect IT organizations in the next few years.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

TOPICS:  SAN
Dell, Inc.

Web-Scale 101
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing breaks down technology silos and removes most of the complexity of monolithic architectures. Despite the cloud's benefits, some consumer Internet vendors are taking a new approach to IT infrastructure, web-scale IT, which allows companies to achieve better business agility and predictable scale while lowering TCO.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Nutanix

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with Symantec™ SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide will help you take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs).
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Enterprise Software- Defined Storage with VMware
sponsored by Nexenta
VIDEO: The IT industry often hears buzzwords such as Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. This in-depth video featuring Jon Michael Letschin of Nexenta and Rawlinson Rivera of VMware details how these technologies can help organizations.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Flash accelerates SAP and Oracle environment 12 times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one global corporation overcame the challenge of slow response times using flash storage.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

IBM

Attributes of SAN Storage Required for Business Critical Workloads
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: IT departments recognize the need to use storage space efficiently so as not to drive up costs and also support mission-critical workloads. This informative white paper details challenges organizations face when investing in SAN-based storage, and NetApp storage features that meet these challenges.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

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: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

Advance Transport Mode- Insights of VMware Backups
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: This blog post explains how to use SAN and Hotadd to basckup virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Vembu Technologies

In the Easy Tier: Performance Management Made Easy
sponsored by IBM
TRANSCRIPT: This webinar transcript descibes how Easy Tier works on V7000 and its benefits.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IBM

Virtual SAN Storage Policy-Based Management: This Changes Everything!
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a radically simple storage approach for virtualized environments that delivers agility while remaining cost effective. Read on to learn what this policy-driven, self-tuning storage solution can do for you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

Virtual SAN and Horizon 6.0: A Powerful Combination
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver both performance and cost effectiveness with Virtual SAN from VMware. Read on to learn how this approach delivers a new kind of high-performance storage optimized for your virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

Three Compelling Reasons for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 compelling reasons to consider VMware Virtual SAN. Storage is evolving, and everyone is looking for new ways to deliver more performance while cutting costs. Read on to learn how this approach gives you the flexibility to meet changing demands and handle data growth and storage complexity.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery with VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how Virtual SAN from VMware is well-suited for disaster recovery implementations because it lets enterprises improve storage operations in 5 main ways.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

Seven Reasons to Consider Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource explore how Virtual SAN takes a new approach to storage by applying the principles of the software-defined data center to storage in order to create a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to virtualized environments. Read on to learn 7 things that make this solution truly unique.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

Essential Virtual SAN Book Excerpt from VMware Press
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Virtual SAN implements object—based storage and a platform for VM storage policies to simplify VM storage placement decisions. You'll also learn how this solution provides greater resiliency, more scale-out storage functionality, and greater control over quality of service.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Building a Business Case for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how VMware's Virtual SAN allows you to keep up with growing capacity demands while delivering cost savings and cost-avoidance capabilities.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Seven Things a Virtualization Administrator Should Know About Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains 7 things you need to know about Virtual SAN. You'll get a short list of "must-knows" the vSphere professional while learning the benefits of this approach including enhanced simplicity, high performance, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

VMware

Nexenta Liberates Storage to Deliver a Better ROI
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about the administrative and performance benefits you can gain through SDS.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Data Center Storage Evolution - Executive Summary
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines these three important configurations and takes a close look at the connection technologies associated with them, including SAN over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Siemon Company

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) Suite (data sheet)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how a productivity center simplifies storage management and what else it offers,
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The Economics of All-Flash Arrays: Kaminario at VMworld 2014
sponsored by Kaminario
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to step inside VMworld 2014 and listen in on a discussion with the Chief Product Officer of the all-flash vendor that is setting the bar high for flash storage performance.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 10, 2014

Kaminario

Dell Compellent's storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.This white paper looks at the results of testing perform on a storage center solution.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

PwC Germany Increases Storage Capacity and Reduces Energy Costs
sponsored by Fujitsu and NetApp
CASE STUDY: Check out the following case study to see how this company was able to increase storage capacities and reduce energy costs simultaneously.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fujitsu and NetApp

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

A Look at the Latest SAN and NAS Storage Trends
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
PODCAST: In this presentation, expert analyst Henry Baltazar analyzes the latest SAN and NAS storage trends and the impact they will have on storage shops over the next five years.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

SearchStorage.com
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SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  simplifies and streamlines SAN management, minimizes storage and retrieval time, optimizes the use of storage resources, allows network components to be scaled individually, and eliminates the need for storage redundancy.The SAN programming consists of a client on each server that is written especially for the operating platform used by that server. To create or write to a file, the client makes a request to a common metadata server which controls traffic in the SAN. Once access is granted, a server can access the file without having to go through the metadata server, ensuring that most I/O … 
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