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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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Networked Storage "Need-to-Knows"
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With evolving technological advancements in the computing landscape, traditional storage arrays are no longer maintaining capacity and performance. Whatever the reason, it's time to upgrade your storage array. Take this survey and access this guide to discover the latest trends, techniques and technologies in the networked storage market today.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

TechTarget

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

Brocade Fabric Vision Expands Fibre Channel Management
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This Technology Validation Report explores the features and functionality that Fabric Vision provides, based on hands-on experience in DeepStorage Labs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Brocade

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Comparing Enterprise Storage Networking Options FC vs FCoE Lab Validation
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives research results of testing of Fibre Channel connectivity between blade servers and solid-state storage compared to using Fibre Channel over Ethernet. This research, from Evaluator Group, looks at performance, ease of use and availability.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Brocade

Customer Success Story Video: Rackspace
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: This video shows how Rackspace leveraged Brocade Gen 5 Fibre channel to increase their SAN capacity and deliver consistent performance to customers despite increased demands.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2014

Brocade

VSAN: Reimagining Storage in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a new solution from VMware that will help limit your spending on storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Achieving Five-9's Availability
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how to find the best hybrid cloud provider for your organisation, the impact of hybrid cloud on the infrastructure manager and how Microsoft is catching up with the cloud market with Azure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Presentation Transcript: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies. Find out what solid state means for long term storage strategies and how to avoid quick fixes that become major pain points in the future.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

Podcast: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PODCAST: This podcast explores how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Next Generation Storage Architectures—Speed Alone Is Not Enough webinar
sponsored by Brocade
WEBCAST: This webcast features George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, as he explores the next generation storage architectures, and focuses on why speed alone is not enough – granular control, visibility, scalability and performance all hold the same weight.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2014

Brocade

Two Solutions For Responding to and Evaluating Your Data Center Infrastructure
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper features 2 solutions – one that responds immediately to a serious outage or disruption and provides necessary equipment and service to your organization, and the other provides an unbiased view of your current infrastructure to help capacity planning, utilization and potential areas of optimization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Virtual Instruments

Top Five Requirements for Next Generation Storage Architectures
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses the top 5 requirements of a next generation storage network architecture to conquer the ongoing performance demands of the compute layer.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Brocade

SAN Health Check Tool Download
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the 6 steps needed to find out the status of your SAN environment, including a SAN health check tool that is free to download.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Brocade

Review: HP 3PAR Conjures Powerful Storage Magic
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, informative review to uncover all the ins-and-outs of HP's 3PAR, as well as detailed discussions on its most popular features.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 08 May 2013

HP India

Surveillance Storage Solutions Guide
sponsored by Seagate Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource and uncover an industry-leading vendor's hard drive options for surveillance systems.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Seagate Technology

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This Buyer’s Checklist on Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers describes how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provides insights into some of their unique features and offers guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014


SSD Architecture: Three Deployment Options
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide reveals 3 main ways to deploy SSDs and the pros and cons of each method.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

Webcast: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webinar, discover how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 20, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Running Highly Available, High Performance Databases in a SAN-Free Environment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an in-server solid-state solution that will provide you with 4 times the performance of traditional SAN at an 80% cost reduction.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Recent NAS and SAN Storage Trends are Sure to Impact IT Organizations
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for an interview with an IT pro to find out how recent SAN and NAS trends will affect IT organizations in the next few years.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell and VMware

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: SmartIO
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a storage solution that brings granular, online caching to applications architects, server admins, and database admins to move reads and writes inside the server.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: Flexible Storage Sharing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores a storage virtualization solution that combines shared and direct-attached storage together without the complexity, cost, or siloed appraoches to typical SAN management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell Equallogic ISCSI SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this paper to learn how Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs can help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Dell, Inc.
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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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