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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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QSO Primary Storage Optimization (Archiving)
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our research program around Primary Storage Optimization to access this comprehensive guide, filled with expert advice to help you select the right archiving strategy to overcome backup challenges. Discover how the proper data archive can result in a massive reduction in backup storage complexity.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

TechTarget

How Software-Defined Block Storage Rescues You From Costs of Traditional SAN
sponsored by EMC
RESOURCE: The secret to success in any business is stretching every dollar as far as it will go. IT budgets are either stagnant or decreasing while data storage capacity demands are rising. Explore this microsite to find out what you can do to meet these demands on a strict budget.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

EMC

Modern SAN Systems and Capabilities
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
EGUIDE: In this two-part e-guide, learn what you need to consider for any future SAN purchase, as well as the capabilities of Oracle's FS1-2 SAN array system.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

NAS vs. SAN: Making Space in your Enterprise Data Center
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses why NAS deployment can be more beneficial over SAN when it comes to data center virtualization storage. Read on to discover the network design considerations for NAS and learn how hyper-converged infrastructures can also leverage NAS storage.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

SAN System Buying Guide: The Fundamentals
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
EGUIDE: This e-guide looks into the SAN buying process and highlights key information you need to make a purchase decision when it comes to deciding between a SAN, DAS, or NAS storage architecture. Discover how a centralized SAN solution can enable your enterprise to improve your storage management and efficiency and lower your costs.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

Hot Data Storage Technologies for 2016
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our research program around Primary Storage Optimization and get immediate access to our December 2015 issue of Storage Magazine. Discover a full range of storage topics, including a list of the hot storage technologies for 2016, expert advice on architecting storage for VDI, top tips for disaster preparedness, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

TechTarget

Hyper-converged Appliance for Your Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Read this resource to examine an exclusive hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that experts say provides the easiest and fastest way to stand up a fully virtualized Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

Delivering Transactional NAS for Enterprise Workloads
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a modernized NAS solution that simplifies storage deployment and provisioning for enterprise virtualization environments and database workloads. Read on to discover how your enterprise can take advantage of the agility and simplicity of NAS.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

EMC

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite Meeting Industry Needs for Software Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights IBM's portfolio of SDS offerings that offer a broad range of functions supported on heterogonous storage platforms and architectures. Access now to see how you can easily deploy this SDS platform and automate your storage management and operations.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

IBM

Case Study: Uplands Community College Improves Student Performance with Flash
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
CASE STUDY: The following case study examines how by deploying DataCore's SANsymphony-V10 with Flash Storage, Uplands Community College was able to drastically reduce login times, reduce storage cost by 50%, improve student and staff performance, and much more. View now and see what this system can do for your own business.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

DataCore Virtual SAN Overview
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief examines the importance of finding the right virtual SAN for clustered servers and introduces a system that can accelerate performance, improve uptime, and can even keep costs to a minimum.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

SAN System Buying Guide
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover expert tips on how to determine if a SAN system is right for your enterprise's storage environment with comparisons to NAS and DAS systems. You will also learn how to sift through the SAN array market so that you can choose the right solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Icomm Technologies

Hyperconverged Systems Provide Viable SAN Alternative
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: IT professionals are rethinking their assumptions about how to approach their on-premises infrastructure needs -- especially storage. In this e-guide, you will discover why hyperconverged systems prove a viable alternative to SAN and learn how small IT environments can integrate these appliances if they can't stomach a full-fledged SAN.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Begin Your SDS Journey with ScaleIO
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about the cost and performance benefits of software-defined storage (SDS) and uncover why you should consider this technology moving forward. Access now and see how SDS addresses common limitations of SAN, how it can provide virtually endless scalability, flexibility, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Feb 2016

EMC

Implementing VMware's Virtual SAN with Micron SSDs and Mellanox Interconnect
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

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: In this case study, discover how Calypso Drinks mitigated their increasing storage requirements, by investing in a combined iSCSI SAN and virtualization solution. Download this cost-saving study to reduce your power consumption and time spent on administration and support, and unlock untapped IT agility.
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

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

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

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
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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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