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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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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

Presentation Transcript: Integrating Cloud into Your Infrastructure Planning
sponsored by Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Configuration errors, over-allocation of resources and application and network performance issues can cause admins headaches. Learn how to find and eliminate the sources of these problems.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Intel

E-Guide: Nasuni Filer Adds SLA, Hardware Option for NAS Cloud Gateway
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchCloudStorage.com E-Guide profiles startup cloud vendor, Nasuni Corp., and offers insight into what they are doing to ease customer concerns about cloud storage – and guarantee uptime in cloud environments. Read on to find out about more Nasuni’s new product offerings and service-level agreements!
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Nasuni Corporation

Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Citrix XenDesktop 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Dell tested a sample of 1,000 virtual desktops and simulated real-world workloads using a Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN in a Citrix XenDesktop VDI environment with Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 as the hypervisor.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

FAQ Guide: Remote data center management for disaster recovery purposes
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Kyle Rankin, systems architect with Quinstreet Inc. and president of the North Bay Linux Users Group, discusses the pros and cons of remote data center management for disaster recovery in this FAQ.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

Selecting Storage in a Virtual Data Center
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EBOOK: With Fibre Channel, iSCSI and even prepackaged storage-plus-SAN solutions available, figuring out which makes sense for your particular environment can be tricky. Learn provisioning tactics that can help organizations make the most of their storage.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Virtual Disaster Recovery Solutions for IT Executives
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Disaster recovery (DR) shouldn’t be left on the back burner until a natural disaster strikes. In fact, around 80% of network disruptions are a result of IT architecture complexity. But for many organizations, virtualization is an economical DR solution. This e-guide addresses the benefits of virtual disaster recovery.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Vmware View 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: An efficient storage solution is integral to a successful VDI implementation. With a Fluid Data architecture and integrated software features such as Automated Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Continuous Snapshots and Remote Replication, the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN proves to be a highly effective storage option for VMware View.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Integration of Microsoft Hyper-V and Coraid Ethernet SAN Storage
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: Data centers are going through massive changes at the compute layer. Server virtualization is transforming the IT landscape achieving amazing improvements in price-performance and agility. However, realizing the price-performance and agility benefits of virtualization at the storage layer can be a challenge. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Coraid
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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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