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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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Best Practices for Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about best practices for configuring Windows Server 2012 to iSCI SAN, and the storage benefits such as:Diskless serversCentralized managementSimplified recoveryAnd more.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

The Pros and Cons of Two Competing Virtual SANs
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two leading virtual SANs, clearly explaining the pros and cons of each one.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

The Pros and Cons of One SAN System
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles one SAN in detail, describing every detail of its features and capabilities.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Dell and 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

Game Changer: 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®

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with Symantec™ SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide will help you take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs).
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Guide: VMware virtual SAN deployment best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 27 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Flash accelerates SAP and Oracle environment 12 times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one global corporation overcame the challenge of slow response times using flash storage.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

IBM

The Latest in SAN and NAS Storage Trends
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the ways in which new SAN and NAS storage trends will have an impact and play a greater role in most IT organizations in the coming years. Additionally, learn how flash and software-defined storage are changing SAN and NAS systems.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Array Leaves Competition in the Dust
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short resource examines a next-generation hybrid array storage system that integrates the power of SSD and SAN storage capabilities. Read on now to learn about the benefits this cutting-edge technology can provide.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Attributes of SAN Storage Required for Business Critical Workloads
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: IT departments recognize the need to use storage space efficiently so as not to drive up costs and also support mission-critical workloads. This informative white paper details challenges organizations face when investing in SAN-based storage, and NetApp storage features that meet these challenges.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Dec 2014

NetApp

SAN and NAS Storage Trends include Software-Defined Storage, Flash
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for an interview with an IT pro to find out how the above trends will affect IT organizations in the next few years.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Advance Transport Mode- Insights of VMware Backups
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: This blog post explains how to use SAN and Hotadd to basckup virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Vembu Technologies

In the Easy Tier: Performance Management Made Easy
sponsored by IBM
TRANSCRIPT: This webinar transcript descibes how Easy Tier works on V7000 and its benefits.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IBM

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

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

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.

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: 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

How to Effectively Leverage Snapshots in Today's Increasingly Virtual World
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

Essential Elements of a Server SAN Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a simple approach to storage and gives a description of a solution that provides a server SAN solution for virtualized environments.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 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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