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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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Network Infrastructure Management: Best Practices
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the management of a unified, network and storage fabric and who controls FCoE switches and adapters.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Coraid EtherDrive Storage is ESG Lab Proven
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab review explores the results from hands-on testing of an emerging SAN solution designed to meet today's growing storage challenges. In this paper, learn how this integrated technology can deliver an unprecedented price-performance ratio while maintaining easy installation and simplified management.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Coraid

Configuring iSCSI Connectivity with Vmware vSphere 5 and Dell EqualLogic PS Series Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses some of the new features in vSphere, as well as how to connect a vSphere 5 environment to a Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Published: 02 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Automate Storage Tiering Simply and Efficiently with Dell EqualLogic PS Series Virtualized iSCSI SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Tiered storage is a smart storage solution that directs application workloads to a specific storage location (or "tier") based on performance and cost characteristics. This white paper provides an introduction to tiered storage; learn exactly how tiered storage functions, and how to determine which data should be sent to which tier.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Lincoln Paper Case Study
sponsored by QuorumLabs
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study shows how Lincoln Paper and Tissue succesfully implemented the onQ disaster recovery system and eliminated costly and time-consuming system administration requirements.
Posted: 30 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

QuorumLabs

Virtual Fabrics Provide Administrative Flexibility in a Shared Storage Environment
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a technology that enables you to better manage your SAN assets by creating logical groups of separately managed devices, ports, and switches within your SAN - all without disrupting existing environments.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

Brocade

Presentation Transcript: Intelligent Data Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This expert presentation transcript with Deborah Sheedy, Storage Solutions Marketing Manager with Dell, explores changing your fundamental cost structure around infrastructure to pursue innovation and drive business value.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Deliver Dynamic Business Continuity for the Enterprise with Dell Compellent Live Volume
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides solutions to help avoid downtime from planned outages, balance workloads on demand, and easily shift resources across the cloud.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 13 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Protecting Vital Business Interests with a Simplified Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data growth and regulatory requirements have made backup, recovery, and archiving critical aspects of enterprise operations. Dell Services experts can assess how effectively an information infrastructure is getting the job done and deploy integrated, best-of-breed storage solutions to help ensure the safety and recoverability of critical data.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

DataDirect Networks

Controlled Explosion
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Storing and managing ever-increasing amount of data presents a formidable business challenge. Midsized companies are particularly challenged, because they typically lack the resources to handle the deluge. You can’t stop the massivegrowth in data, but you can doa better job of managing it.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Unified Backup and Recovery with EMC NetWorker
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the scope of NetWorker features that enable users to flexibly combine different backup and recovery technologies and techniques to meet both common use cases as well as unique data protection demands.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

EMC Corporation

Deliver Dynamic Business Continuity for the Enterprise with Dell Compellent Live Volume
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an innovative platform that can help your business minimize downtime, balance workloads, and easily shift resources across the cloud.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Successfully Navigate the Virtualization Path
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript, brought to you by our editors, offers advice to help you successfully navigate the virtualization path. Hear how one company decided on a virtualization strategy and put the appropriate measures in place to effectively manage its virtual environment
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualization Management and Standardizing The Delivery of VMs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This expert presentation transcript describes one organization's approach to virtualization management, its primary drivers, and key components. Discover your various options for reclaiming resources and explore the benefits of standardizing around the delivery of VMs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Where Automated Tiering Stands Today in the Storage Landscape
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses how automated tiering is used today, the pros and cons of array-based automated tiered storage products and much more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

DataCore Software Corporation

Reference Architecture Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: It can be difficult to design, deploy, manage and support Microsoft Exchange 2010 environments with hardware components from multiple vendors. This solution reduces the complexity of Exchange environments by using servers and storage. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

HP Data Protector 6.2 software integration with HP 3PAR Storage System
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate HP Data Protector software with HP 3PAR Storage Systems. The solution is based on Data Protector Zero Downtime Backup concept. The 3PAR InServ version mentioned and tested here is 2.3.1.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 26 Sep 2011

HP

Best Practices for Managing Storage in a Virtual Server Environment
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide outlines the top 5 tips for managing storage in a virtual server environment and also divulges a set of best practices for using server virtualization in your storage environment. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 | Published: 23 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Virtual Storage Pros and Cons
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide was designed to help you become aware of the bumps in the road that you might come across when implementing storage virtualization. It also outlines the different approaches to storage virtualization and offers suggestions on how to choose the right approach for your environment. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 | Published: 23 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Optimize Your Infrastructure Through Consolidation and Tiered Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The exploding volume, velocity and variety of data requires optimized systems specifically architected for smarter computing. You need to maximize performance and efficiency in order to balance storage cost and performance. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

IBM

Dell Fluid Data Technology Heals ZGT's Rapid Patient Data Growth Ills
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: ZGT needed the fl exibility to meet the demands of rapid patient data growth while lowering the cost of scaling its storage infrastructure. Read this white paper to learn how ZGT successfully migrated to a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Dell Fluid Data.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Minnesota Wild Names Dell Compellent SAN "Most Valuable Player"
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Minnesota Wild’s six-month old iSCSI storage solution could no longer keep up with the growing data needs of concession vendors. Read this white paper to learn how the Wild successfully implemented Fluid Data technology to solve the problem.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Bank Reduces Management Time and Avoids External Consultancy Costs with Dell Fluid Data Technology
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Bankadati wanted to support rapid business growth by installing a more agile, manageable data storage platform that would help avoid unnecessary downtime. Read this white paper to learn how they successfully implemented Fluid Data technology.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

Appleby Improves Stroage Utlization, Simplifies Storage Management and Gains Reliable Disaster Recovery at 50% Lower Cost
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Appleby, a provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, needed a disaster recovery solution that would replicate data among its geographically dispersed offices. Read this white paper to learn how they successfully implemented Fluid Data technology.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent
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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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