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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 Resource Management and SAN Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides you with a detailed analysis of SRM and SAN tools enabling ease-of-use to manage shared storage environments. These fully featured, integrated and user-friendly tools are offered as solutions ranging from the holistic to the specialist, delivering a broad range of maturity levels and requirements.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

IBM

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

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Lab Report: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Databases
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP in Oracle database environments, with a focus on ease of management, non-disruptive operations, and efficient scaling.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

Computer Weekly – 2 July 2013: Business value from the internet of things
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we hear from manufacturing giant GE about its plan for gaining business value from the "internet of things", analysing huge amounts of machine data in an industrial internet. Our latest buyer's guide looks at HR management systems. And we look at ways to improve the detection of data breaches. Read the issue now.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 02 Jul 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

EMC Isilon Storage for KDB+: A use case for historical and near real-time storage for Kdb+/Kx/Q
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to present an overview on the kdb+ workflow and to understand the suitability of Isilon scale-out NAS platform as the storage platform of choice for these workflows.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

EMC Isilon

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Connecting the region through standardization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will discover how an Australian global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets consolidated and standardised their SANs on one platform in their branch offices.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

Australian consulting firm meets strong growth demands
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will discover how an Australia-based international consulting company supports its high virtualized environment and increases volumes of data generated through consultancy projects and replace their aging SAN.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Enabling VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: Companies look to virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) to consolidate desktop management and increase efficiency - however, some are turned off by scalability and cost concerns. Watch this video to learn about a storage area network (SAN) that enables your organization to deploy VDI at scale while reducing complexity.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 14 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise; IT's Long-term Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on how storage resource management (SRM) application has been evolving over the years to address the challenges expressed by IBMs storage productivity center administrators who are tasked with managing growth, complexity, and storage environments in the most cost effective way possible.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

E-Guide: Expert Guide to Unified Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the forces driving the unified storage movement and elaborates on the key benefits these systems deliver. Learn about the key architectural characteristics of unified storage and how to differentiate between integrated and modular deployment methods.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

Improving Database Performance by using LSI Nytro XD Application Acceleration Solution with a Storage Area Network (SAN)
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: See how the Nytro product family from LSI provides financial services organizations with flash-based application acceleration to deliver real-time analytics to meet competitive, customer and compliance demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

LSI Corporation.

The Business Benefits of the QLogic FabricCache Adapter
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers a broad range of business and economic benefits of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters. This solution helps close the I/O performance gap and provide the entire SAN benefits including OPEX and CAPEX savings, getting more out of an existing SAN, and increased revenue.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks

Hitachi's Approach to Storage Capacity Efficiency
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report examines and details the Hitachi approach to delivering storage capacity efficiency via its USP V and VSP platforms. In doing so, it will highlight how Hitachi looks at the overall economics of storage by reducing relevant operating expenses which they address with the characteristics of their storage systems and software.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

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.
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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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