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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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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: A Modern Approach to Empowering Users and IT with VDI
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: Approximately one-third of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments are already supporting virtual desktop infrastructure and an additional 20% are planning to do the same. Read on to learn why HCI is becoming a go-to platform and making VDI a viable option for companies that may not otherwise consider it.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

VMware

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for Dummies
sponsored by Avnet
EBOOK: As your data center evolves, it is vital that your infrastructure evolves alongside it. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) empowers your compute, storage, management, and more. Access this comprehensive e-book to learn everything you need to know to get started with HCI.
Posted: 01 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Avnet

Object Storage vs. Block vs. File: Differentiating New Techniques from Their Predecessors
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
EGUIDE: Object storage is the hot new technology on everyone's lips, but is it really so different from traditional NAS and SAN arrays? This expert guide explores the key aspects that differentiate object storage from its predecessors. Then read up on when adopting an object storage system is a smart move, and more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Published: 19 Jul 2017

SanDisk Corporation

Trust and Transparency: The Role of Infrastructure Analytics in a Productive Partnership Between IT and the Business
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, learn how infrastructure performance management (IPM) tools can help provide transparency into storage capacity and performance. Then read on to learn about one vendors IPM offering which is based on a DevOps platform to provide offer real-time analysis of data across all SAN and NAS storage.
Posted: 14 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Virtual Instruments

Storage Management Initiative to Simplify Storage Allocation
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
RESOURCE: Download this resource to gain a condensed look at a virtual SAN designed to provide API functionality that simplifies the way storage can be allocated, monitored, and managed. Click here before it's too late.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

StarWind Software Inc.

A Buyer's Guide to Hybrid Cloud NAS
sponsored by Panzura
WHITE PAPER: Read this buyer's guide to equip yourself with the knowledge to evaluate hybrid cloud NAS solutions, including 5 key areas to consider, including inline deduplication, policy- driven caching, integrated backup and DR, and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 02 Jun 2017

Panzura

HPE Synergy advantages vs. Cisco UCS
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Composable infrastructure is the next step in infrastructure's evolution, providing the same level of support for both traditional and cloud applications. This white paper compares two composable infrastructure services and provides you with an understanding of what you need to look for in an infrastructure service.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get a look at the concepts providing direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers strategize as to where to place their three- to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

NetApp

Deploying Mission-Critical Business Workloads on Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Parallel I/O Technology
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the next wave of converged infrastructure designed to minimize compatibility issues and simplifying management efforts. Read on to learn about the future of HCI and get started in planning your organization's strategy.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

DataCore Software Corporation

Quorum 4.0 Release Webinar
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover a disaster recovery solution that has recently introduced, unified UI, Any-point-in-time-Recovery, workload tagging, encryption at rest and 30% compression.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Premiered: Jan 24, 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Boost Your Efficiency and Resiliency with Object Storage
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: In our age of explosive data growth and the need for rapid reaction times, are your SAN and NAS appliances good enough? In this research report, tackle these modern storage management challenges, and learn why object storage just might be the right technology to alleviate them.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

HGST

Top 10 Considerations for Hyper-Converged Data Center
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
EGUIDE: This e-guide covers the top 10 points of consideration when looking at hyper-converged data centers. See what this technology can offer your organization as your data center becomes an increasingly vital part of your organization.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

HPE and Intel® Corporate

Solid State Drives are Changing the Future of NAS Apps
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to learn how solid state drives (SSD) will affect the future of primary and secondary network attached storage (NAS) applications.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 06 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Scale-out Set to Eclipse Scale-up for Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Curvature
EGUIDE: Scale-up storage has served us well for the last two decades. Now, scale-out is poised to take over. Despite the scale-up market's current strength, the move into hyperscale computing, and the thought of increasingly larger arrays is causing concern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Curvature

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite: Meeting Industry Needs for Software Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights IBM's portfolio of SDS offerings that offer a broad range of functions supported on heterogonous storage platforms and architectures. Access now to see how you can easily deploy this SDS platform and automate your storage management and operations.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

IBM

Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an introduction to software-defined storage and VMware VSAN, VSAN as an object datastore, Rubrik converged data management, and how Rubrik and VSAN work together to simplify your data center.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Rubrik

SAN System Buying Guide
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover expert tips on how to determine if a SAN system is right for your enterprise's storage environment with comparisons to NAS and DAS systems. You will also learn how to sift through the SAN array market so that you can choose the right solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Icomm Technologies

Hyperconverged Systems Provide Viable SAN Alternative
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: IT professionals are rethinking their assumptions about how to approach their on-premises infrastructure needs -- especially storage. In this e-guide, you will discover why hyperconverged systems prove a viable alternative to SAN and learn how small IT environments can integrate these appliances if they can't stomach a full-fledged SAN.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Tintri
EGUIDE: With the introduction of virtualized environments, storage strategies have shifted from SAN/NAS to purpose-built virtual server storage. This exclusive e-guide takes a look how this change has impacted the storage industry and explores the virtual server storage architecture vendor market.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Tintri

ESG 8000 Series Lab Report
sponsored by Microsoft
PRODUCT REVIEW: This lab review discusses a hybrid cloud storage solution that allows organizations to benefit from the performance and capacity of an on-premise SAN storage solution with the elasticity and agility of cloud-based storage. Read on to learn how this solution can provide your enterprise with simplified architecture, consolidated management, and more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Microsoft

Product Overview: Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by Microsoft
DATA SHEET: This brief data sheet provides an overview of a cloud-integrated storage solution that integrates advanced SAN technologies with the cloud. Access now to see the benefits this storage solution can provide to your enterprise, such as infrastructure consolidation, simple backup and recovery, lower overall storage costs, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Microsoft

Asean Storage Magazine ezine February 2015
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: How data protection laws in the Asean region affect cloud5 storage.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

Latest Storage Trends for Australia & New Zealand
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This fascinating e-zine gives you insight on exactly what the storage landscape in Australia and New Zealand looks like.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

HP Storage MSA Overview ChalkTalk
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
VIDEO: This video gives an overview of two SAN storage arrays that are the entry-level performance leader and entry-level cost leader respectively. The video breaks down the capabilities, functions, and specifications of each.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 24 May 2014

HPE and Intel® Corporate
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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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