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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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Beginner’s Guide to Storage Area Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a helpful buyer's guide to those starting to look at SAN options. Read on to learn about how SAN works, how DAS compares to SAN, and more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

vSOM: Moving beyond vSphere with Operation Manager
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: Access this webcast to learn how VMware's virtual storage operations management (vSOM) solution helps you take your virtualized data center fully into the private cloud.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

Avnet

Podcast - vSOM: Moving beyond vSphere with Operation Manager
sponsored by Avnet
PODCAST: Access this webcast to learn how VMware's virtual storage operations management (vSOM) solution helps you take your virtualized data center fully into the private cloud.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 6, 2015

Avnet

vSOM: Moving beyond vSphere with Operation Manager
sponsored by Avnet
WEBCAST: Access this webcast to learn how VMware's virtual storage operations management (vSOM) solution helps you take your virtualized data center fully into the private cloud.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 6, 2015

Avnet

Reclaim Oracle® Database Capacity with Nimble Storage on Oracle Linux
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following technical white paper demonstrates how database administrators can capitalize – without additional effort – on the capacity savings achieved by thin provisioning and focuses on how to maintain those savings over time. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Nimble Storage

Keeping Up With Vendor Flash Array Updates
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn more about Dell's new flash array options.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

MDECA Makes The Grade with Flash from Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study explains why flash technology worked for MDECA, and how this solution was unlike any other.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Pure Storage

Use Fewer IT Resources with Virtual SAN
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
VIDEO: This video shows the dangers of implementing multiple physical SANs, and how virtual SAN can help cut costs. Tune in to find out how virtual SANs allow you work seamlessly with platforms like VMware and Hyper-V, without having to purchase new hardware.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

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

Implementing High Performance Scalable Flash Storage for Databases
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can implement high performance flash storage without breaking the bank.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

HGST

ESG Report: The Economic Value of Storage Validation
sponsored by Infinio
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the economic value of using software for storage optimization. Read on to learn how you can solve VM performance issues with a single program using SAN support, saving you time and providing a strong return on your storage investment.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Infinio

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

Enhance the IT Infrastructure of Your Remote Locations
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can address the infrastructure requirements of remote offices and branch offices.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Lab Results: How This Virtual SAN Measures Up
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents test results for one cost-effective virtual storage solution designed for distributed enterprises.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Centralized vs. Decentralized Storage: What's Right for You?
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Advancements in cloud and data center consolidation have sparked a debate: is centralized or decentralized storage infrastructure better?
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Case Study: Leading U.S. Retail Chain Eliminates Downtime
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, find out how one of the world's largest retailers got rid of inefficient local SANs and turned instead to a virtual storage platform that eliminated downtime, cut costs and more
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

Why data centres can be an expensive business
sponsored by Richardsoneyres
RESOURCE: This resource explains the drive to colocation in order to reduce costs and increase profitability in data centers.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Richardsoneyres

Keeping Up With Vendor Flash Array Updates
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn more about Dell's new flash array options.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Unlock the potential of a converged system for storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EBOOK: When looking at your storage infrastructure, consider that a converged system offers enhanced time to production, the potential for cost savings, and value in offering compute, storage and networking scale in parallel to each other.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

SearchStorage.com

Redefining the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: IDC highlights the priorities and challenges faced by IT managers looking for midrange and high-end open system storage solutions. This document also presents the new and innovative solutions Dell has come forth with to help solve those challenges.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Enhance Your Storage Performance with Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one storage virtualization system and how it can provide greater scalability, performance and resiliency.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

Imation Corp.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

Deep Dive: Cache Pool and SSDs for SAN
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
VIDEO: Tune in to this brief video to discover a caching strategy for SAN solution that uses SSDs and tiered storage to boost heavy application workload performance.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 02 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

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
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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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