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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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Remove the Distance Barrier: Achieve Secure Local Replication Performance over Long Distance for IP Storage
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can better meet your IP storage recovery goals with a IP extension switch.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

Brocade

Manage Storage Traffic Your Way
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: This brief video explains why a dedicated IP storage network may be the best solution for handling business-critical workloads.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 21 Apr 2015

Brocade

Scale-Out Storage, Scale-Out Compute, and the Network
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a switch system that provides key network capabilities to help ensure optimal scale-out performance in distributed storage and distributed compute environments. Access now and learn how this technology can help your business meet the storage needs of the current market and in the future.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Brocade

How To Dramatically Improve Application Performance, Storage Capacity and Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that implementing a flash array with SAN can actually lower the total cost of ownership of storage. Read on to learn how a flash array can also help with issues like slow application performance, and storage capacity problems.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Three Reasons You Need VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses three reasons why a virtual SAN is probably the optimal choice for your business.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

VMware

Case Study: Oregon State University
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: This video shows how Oregon State University adopted, and was satisfied with, a new virtualized SAN.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Oct 27, 2014

VMware

Solutions Brief:  IP Storage Networks for VM Farms
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the benefits of moving to an IP dedicated storage network for VM farms and examines a system that can make this move as easy and seamless as possible.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Brocade

One-Minute Networking: Storage Fabrics Make Clever IP Storage Networks
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: Tune into the following video to learn about an IP network storage system that can help get your storage situation under control and ultimately allow you to prime your storage infrastructure for future growth.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 18 Aug 2015

Brocade

The Importance of Creating an IP Storage Network
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: This brief video outlines the importance of building a new IP storage network. Tune in to learn how to get your storage IP network working efficiently to improve storage performance.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 18 Mar 2015

Brocade

Storage 101: Getting Smart about Scaling Up
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new SAN system, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, that grants small and midsized businesses the ability to handle massive data growth and complexity at a far lower cost than other enterprise-grade solutions. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Four Reasons to Reconsider SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper offers readers the top four reasons to reconsider SAN within your storage environment. Inside learn what new features are allowing SANs to become such a desirable method for storage, what it can offer your business in terms of benefits, and more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Choosing the Right SAN System
sponsored by Infinidat
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn if SAN is right for your environment, and get an up-close look at Infinidat's Infinibox array. Additionally, learn about the 101 on SAN scaling, capacity, performance, and much more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

Infinidat

How Caching Can Accelerate VDI Load Times
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
VIDEO: In this exclusive video, explore a caching solution that can help sluggish VDIs from boot storm, to steady state, and in between.
Posted: 31 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 31 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

The Race is On: Test Results of 2 Enterprise-Level Caching Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
VIDEO: In this exclusive video, explore the test results of 2 enterprise-level caching solutions. Tune in to see which solution delivered nearly 3x as many transactions for higher availability of data.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 30 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Deep Dive in RAID Types and SAN Systems
sponsored by Imation Corp.
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide compares different RAID levels to help you determine which is right for you. Read on to learn if SAN is right for your environment, or if you're better suited for DAS or NAS.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

Imation Corp.

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®

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

Optimizing storage with software vs. optimizing storage with hardware
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

Seven Reasons to Consider Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get the scoop on virtual SAN, as well as 7 reasons why you should consider this technology. Read on to learn about how virtual SAN works seamlessly with VMs and provides a cost effective option for virtualized environments.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

VMware

Case Study: Large University Finds a Storage Solution
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how a large university solved the storage challenges posed by a growing environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

VMware

Case Study: IBC Bank Finds Virtual Storage Suited to Its VDI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how a growing bank solved the storage challenges posed by a growing VDI environment.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

VMware

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

VMware Virtual SAN: Radically simple software-defined storage
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EBOOK: View this resource to learn how you can simplify your storage in a virtualized environment with Virtual SAN.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

VMware, Inc.
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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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