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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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Storage Through the Looking Glass
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This analyst report aims to help you take a much needed step away from the technical detail of storage to create some strategic perspective.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage designed for mission-critical high availability
sponsored by HP & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a storage approach designed to deliver 99.999 percent availability, giving you the optimal performance you need. Inside, discover other solution benefits, including rapid recovery from failed disks, automated OSSA, resilient enterprise RAID levels, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

HP & Intel®

Addressing SAN Management Issues in Virtual Environments
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: This expert SearchStorage.com E-Guide dives into warning signs of SAN management problems-to-come so you can catch them before they manifest in your virtual environment. Check it out to learn how your peers are responding to these pain points.
Posted: 17 Dec 2012 | Published: 17 Dec 2012

SearchStorage.com

IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500: Which Storage Solution Reigns Supreme?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study that compared the IBM Storwize V7000 and EMC VNX5500 in terms of block-based storage and operational expenses.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

New Features Enable Cost-effective, Efficient Compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how next-gen, real-time compression is changing the game by offering a robust, efficient, and cost-effective optimization solution. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Edison: Competitive Management Cost Study: IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500 Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the results of a recent study in comparing the cost, complexity and ease-of-use of the IBM Storwize V7000 and the EMC VNX5500. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Hitachi Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn how one vendor's storage virtualization solution gives you access to all of your resources from a single interface, significantly simplifies management and reduces the overall costs of your IT environment.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

QLE10000 Series Adapter Provides Application Benefits Through I/O Caching
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the application performance capability of the FabricCache QLE10000 Series Adapter in single-server and multi-server environment, enabling the acceleration of clustered and virtualized environments with a transparent, shared cache.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

QLogic Corporation

The Value of Shared SSDs in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the advantages of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series adapters bringing transparent, shared caching to enterprise application environments. It combines a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter with intelligent caching to bring new levels of scalable application performance to existing SAN environments.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

NetApp FAS6240 Clustered SAN Champion of Champions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines NetApp’s Clustered SAN systems ability to supply a compelling solution to meet current mission critical storage needs as well as future enterprise storage requirements.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Building a Smart Storage Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Storage Access
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes and IBM storage systems enabling features set of a powerful and simplified private cloud.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Storage Magazine
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: IT professionals are redesigning their storage strategies and looking into new technologies to address this critical priority. This issue of Storage Magazine examines this emerging concept and the ways that organizations can incorporate it into their infrastructures through better capacity management and the use of shared storage and cloud backup.
Posted: 08 Apr 2013 | Published: 08 Apr 2013

SearchStorage.com

Customer Video - TCCT improves performance 20% on SAP with XIV
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short clip reveals the use of IBMs XIV storage system and how it cost effectively provides robust SAP services to customers at blazing speeds.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Premiered: 30 Jan 2012

IBM

VMware SAN configuration: Concerns and limitations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this expert presentation transcript from SearchVirtualStorage.com, Howard Marks, chief scientist and founder of DeepStorage.net, discusses VMware SAN configuration issues that could cause problems in your virtualized environment.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Clustered SAN enables seamless scaling and greater storage efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Storage systems today must match agility with proven, diversified I/O performance to satisfy an enterprise's changing needs. NetApp has benchmarked superior I/O performance in their FAS6240 Clustered SAN storage array, resulting in its ranking as Silverton Consulting's Enterprise OLTP Champion of Champions™ for 1Q-2013.
Posted: 14 Mar 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

NetApp

Expert Strategies for Virtual Machine Performance Monitoring
sponsored by ORSYP
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores top strategies and tools for successfully monitoring virtual machine (VM) performance. Included are details concerning why performance data retrieved from within the VM may not always be accurate, and how the right performance monitoring tool can resolve any discrepancy in performance numbers.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 05 Feb 2013

ORSYP

Will the future of enterprise storage be defined by software?
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Over the last 20 years, the emergence of the networked-storage-systems market has given rise to an entire multibillion-dollar industry. Although many things have changed over this period, there has been one constant: Systems were largely defined by, and features were mainly delivered through, hardware.
Posted: 08 Jan 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

The 451 Group

Unlocking the Value of Global Deduplication for Enterprise Data Management
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: CommVault Simpana software is the only end-to-end data management solution that delivers global data deduplication across replication, backup and archiving functions. This white paper explains more about this single-platform architecture that keeps compressed data on shared storage resources, giving you control over all data management functions.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Cloud Backup Versus Cloud Storage Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive SearchStorage.com E-Guide takes a close and clear look at cloud storage and backup so you can arm yourself with the correct facts. Check it out now for a comparison of cloud backup, cloud storage and storage in the cloud, and learn how to differentiate between cloud backup, recovery and restore.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Symantec Corporation

Unified Data Center Fabric: Reduce Costs and Improve Flexibility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how implementing a Unified Fabric can reduce costs and improve the alignment of data center assets to better fulfill business requirements.
Posted: 18 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Slashing Energy Costs by Improving Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the innovative ways in which organizations all around the world are optimizing storage resources to save space, improve performance and reduce energy waste and costs.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

E-Guide: Best Practices for Building a Cost-effective Oracle Database on SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide outlines best practices for building a cost-effective database infrastructure on SANs and how to ensure uptime in these Oracle, SAN environments. Read on to learn what it takes to deploy a scalable, efficient and cost-controlled database infrastructure.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 11 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

SAN Monitor for EMC
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: SolarWinds® SAN Monitor for EMC® is a free desktop tool that gives you the visibility into your physical storage to make sure it's in good health and lets you quickly and easily monitor EMC CLARiiON® arrays with at-a-glance insight into storage.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2012

SolarWinds, Inc.

Optimizing Storage Performance, Availability and Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores the 4 key capabilities your organization needs to meet today's storage requirements, and how to seamlessly acquire them. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM
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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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