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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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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Unified Storage
sponsored by SwiftStack
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the 5 things you need to know about unified storage and find out how it allows you to reduce costs, simplify storage management, and more. Read on to get insight that will help to ensure the success of your unified storage deployment.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

SwiftStack

VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node options, classifying each pased on their capabilities when it comes to server and VDI workloads management.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides server configurations to be used as directional guidelines for use with VMware Virtual SAN.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

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

Better Storage Management for Data Growth
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how to meet the data challenge with software-defined storage. VMware Virtual SAN is a new storage technology that makes managing enterprise data easier. Get a closer look at its core features.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

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

Virtual SAN TCO Calculator
sponsored by Dell and VMware
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Access this virtual SAN TCO calculator to discover CAPEX and 5-year TCO results after you input information about your environment and VMs, ready node configuration, license and storage solutions, and OPEX assumptions. Continue on to get started.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Dell and VMware

Assessment Tool: Storage Sizing Calculations for Virtual SAN Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell and VMware
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Click here to find a VMware virtual SAN sizing tool that provides assistance for design considerations and automates storage sizing calculations for virtual SAN infrastructures. All you need to do is provide a few virtual machine inputs based on capacity, performance and availability requirements.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Dell and VMware

Vendor Report Card: 8 Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore this paper to learn about the two-step process that will help you choose the right Virtual SAN Ready Node for you environment, and discover 8 different Ready Nodes that are defined based on different levels of workload requirements for performance and capacity and each solution profile provides a different price/performance focus.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

Dell and VMware

How to Achieve Low-cost, High-performance Storage that's Manageable
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dive deep into this technical paper to learn about a reference architecture that showcases VMware Horizon with View running on VMware Virtual SAN that's based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Guide: VMware Virtual SAN Deployment Best Practices
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell and VMware

Virtual Backup Strategies: Using Storage Snapshots for Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how storage snapshots can be used as backups for virtual environments, and how it compares to one vendor's disk-to-disk backup solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Veeam Software

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Benchmark Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, we'll present the results of a 3rd party benchmark test that looks into how a few of the most respected solutions out there fared across five very real-world test scenarios to determine who really is the King of Scale. Read the benchmark report to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

HGST Shared Storage Case Study
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a flash platform that connects servers for low-latency access to flash storage. This allows an RAC cluster to use SSDs inside database servers as a shared primary storage, a unique capability.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

HGST

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

A Simple Way to Connect and Manage Computing in the Data Center
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can provide an exceptionally easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

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

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

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

IBM FlashSystem Enterprise Solution with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of flash storage and highlights a thoughtfully engineered, performance-centric, solution that combines high-speed flash arrays with SAN Volume Controller and Real-Time Compression to help users make the leap to the brave new world of fast data storage as a strategic business asset.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of effectively leveraging snapshots in an increasingly virtual environment. It also highlights a potential solution to this issue that delivers a VM-level snapshot capable of delivering highly optimized metadata snapshots and clones on a per-VM basis.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Maxta

Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Use this expert paper to help deconstruct unstructured data. Learn why flexibility and value are the best answers for uncontrolled growth, and how to manage unstructured data through an optimized storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

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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