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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

Canucks Sports & Entertainment wins at the storage expansion game
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This brief case study explores the challenges of unprecedented digital media data growth that a Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada sports & entertainment organization experienced and the implementation of a comprehensive storage solution to alleviate IT headaches.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 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

Network Intelligence for Physical Assets in a Virtualized Enterprise
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: The physical layer – the foundation for your IT environment – is the only network component that has yet to be virtualized, but so much of virtualization's success relies on it. Learn more about the cabling requirements for virtualization and how network intelligence can be the secret to virtualization's success.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CommScope

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

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.

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
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

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.
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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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