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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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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.

Data Sheet: All About the Atomic Series SC300
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
DATA SHEET: Dig into the technical specifications for Fusion-io's all-new ioMemory SX300 products.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Jointown Jet-speeds Its Oracle-based ERP System
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: Learn how a pharmaceutical and medical distributor dramatically improved the performance, efficiency and reliability of its ERP system by moving from a legacy SAN architecture to a new ioMemory platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Syntricity Surges Semiconductor Yields with Fusion-io
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: Find out how a business intelligence provider for the semiconductor industry eliminated storage area networks from its Oracle data warehouse, increasing average performance five to tenfold.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

From Hours to Seconds: QuestPoint Accelerates Time to Business Intelligence with ioMemory
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: QuestPoint moved mission-critical OLTP and OLAP databases off of their SAN and directly onto ioMemory drives in the database servers. Access this case study to discover how the move helped them drastically increase the system workload.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

IBM FlashSystem Enterprise Solution with 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

Snapshots Without Penalty - How Maxta Beats VSAN Snapshots
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

Enhance Performance and Availability for SQL Server Deployments with Dell, Fusion-io, and SIOS
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of choosing a SANLess cluster platform to handle the demands of mission critical SQL Server workloads.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

HP Storage MSA Overview ChalkTalk
sponsored by HP 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

HP and Intel

Dell Enterprise Forum: What Is Ahead for the Storage Market?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the details of the anticipated storage landscape that was revealed at the Dell Enterprise Forum. Learn what is ahead for integration technologies, fluid cache for SAN, software-defined storage, flash, and more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Provide Data Protection for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes how VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced will work with VMware Virtual SAN. It also explores the various features of the enhanced technology and how it will work with other solutions such as EMC Data Domain Systems.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 20 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.

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

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: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

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

Building a Business Case for Decoupling Storage Performance from Capacity
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of flash hypervisor software for dealing with storage performance issues. It also highlights how this solution reduces storage disruptions and lowers costs.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

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

Why Eliminating SAN from 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

From Hours to Seconds: QuestPoint Accelerates Time to Business Intelligence with ioMemory
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: This case study highlights how a global marketing and intelligence agency moved mission-critical OLTP and OLAP databases off the SAN and onto an innovative system in the database servers. This eliminated I/O delays in the transactional databases and accelerated reporting times in its data warehouse.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Product Review: How Next-Gen Storage Arrays are Performing
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This product review provides a thorough appraisal of the new generation of storage arrays from Dell. Read on to find out how the new solution performs in relation to its predecessors.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

Configuring Virtual Desktop Storage and Navigating Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn about virtual desktop infrastructure and options to consider when configuring your virtual desktop such as SAN versus NAS, persistent and non-persistent desktops as well as some space saving techniques.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Citrix

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This Buyer's Checklist on Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers describes how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provides insights into some of their unique features and offers guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014


Storage magazine May 2014: 2014 Storage Purchasing Intentions Revealed
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In this May 2014 issue of Storage magazine, Rich Castagna shares the results of our 2014 Storage Purchasing Intentions survey. Other stories in this month's issue explore the confusion – and truth – amongst today's server-attached storage technologies, looks at how backup is evolving and more!
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

SearchStorage.com
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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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