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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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Implementing VMware's Virtual SAN with Micron SSDs and the Mellanox Interconnect Solution
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSDs can boost the performance on applications run on virtual SAN. Read on to learn about how flash caching can help significantly reduce latency, as well as other benefits of using SSD with VSAN.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

EMC ScaleIO: Proven Performance and Scalability
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn how businesses have been using software-defined storage to create flexible, scalable, virtual SAN infrastructure with performance comparable to or even better than conventional external SAN. Access this resource now and see for yourself what this system can do for your business.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

EMC

Cloudistics Turbine Creates Virtual SAN Volumes on SSD Storage to Radically Alter VM Performance and Scalability
sponsored by Cloudistics
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to boost the application performance speed in VMware and Windows Hyper-V environments. Read on to learn how this platform works to increase I/O performance of iSCSI SAN volumes, and see if it's right for your organization.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Cloudistics

Video: EMC ScaleIO Customer Story: Deltares
sponsored by EMC
VIDEO: The following video case study examines how by using EMC's ScaleIO SDS system, Deltares was able to handle their data dilemma. View now and see how ScaleIO is enabling Deltares to further integrate the IoT into its growth plans for the future by providing I/O at a high speed and unmatched reliability.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Premiered: 09 Dec 2015

EMC

Discover Scalable, High-Performance, Low-cost Server SAN with Software Defined Block Storage
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive article, uncover why so many IT decision makers are adopting Server SAN to help overcome the challenges of data growth. Inside, learn about the benefits of Server SAN and how easily you can achieve them with your own environment.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

EMC

What Facebook and Google Taught Enterprise IT
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, learn how data-driven businesses like Facebook and Google are leveraging software defined storage to overcome the challenge of massive data growth, and the benefits that accompany this strategy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

EMC

Case Study: Calypso Drinks Enhances Disaster Recovery Provision
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
CASE STUDY: This case study uncovers how one company was able to enhance their disaster recovery provision and overall storage with a server virtualization solution. Discover how you can bring your overall disaster recovery costs down and fulfill your storage requirements by virtualizing your existing physical servers.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Icomm Technologies

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

Initial Use Cases for OpenStack and Cinder In Your Enterprise IT Strategy
sponsored by SolidFire
WEBCAST: This informative webcast details how to use OpenStack within your storage infrastructure, and how it can give your test and development environment a much needed boost in efficiency. Tune in to learn about the architecture of OpenStack and gain a closer look at its features.
Posted: 06 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Aug 6, 2015

SolidFire

Accelerating VMware’s Virtual SAN With Micron SSDs
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the latest solution approved by VMware for VSAN deployments.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

Five Reasons Why You Should Pair VSAN and View
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) is an extremely attractive infrastructure option for supporting your virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) using VMware View for many reasons.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  SAN | VDI | VMware
Global Knowledge

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

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

Kareo’s SaaS Performance Gets Healthy with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper presents a case study in which a medical supply company was able to upgrade legacy SAN with a Tier 1 storage solution for high capacity, high throughput and low latency, creating a 80% performance gain and invigorating customer service.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

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 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.

HP Storage MSA Overview ChalkTalk
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
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®

Highly efficient, scalable storage for managing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage magazine: Special Oceania edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Local businesses share their storage management successes
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage magazine: Special Southeast Asia edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Expert Southeast Asian advice for evaluating cloud storage
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

How Eliminating SAN from your Oracle Data Warehouse can Increase Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: In this paper, a business intelligence provider for the semiconductor industry eliminated SAN from its Oracle data warehouse to increase their average performance 5 to 10 fold.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
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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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