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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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Technology Considerations for Managing Storage Area Network (SAN) Configurations
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center's capabilities focus on storage configuration management and provide analysis of current storage utilization and best practice recommendations to provide the storage administrator with analytical input that will provide significant assistance.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 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

Solution Brief: Unified Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) for VMware Environments
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Organizations investing in VMware vSphere can leverage the data protection capabilities and application awareness of FalconStor CDP to protect and maximize their VMware purchases. FalconStor CDP enables flexible, affordable, automated, and dependable backup and DR for any VMware vSphere environment.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

FalconStor Software

Intel® Ethernet for Unified Networking
sponsored by Intel
MICROSITE: This video explains why 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) is the foundation for unified networking, and provides details on how Intel can provide support for Open FCoE, LAN, and SAN traffic on your ethernet network.  
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

Intel

Case Study: Compellent SAN earns an A+ in ROI for the University of North Texas
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: UNT needed to deploy a new SAN that could meet the performance, ease-of-management, and cost requirements. In the search for the right solution, they went through an extensive cost of ownership analysis of the competing vendors. Read this Case Study to learn more about the solution they found.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Dell EqualLogic PS Series Video: Data Protection
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Dell EqualLogic PS Series SANs help improve data availability and protection - as well as maximize access to enterprise data - by automating data protection operations like snapshot management, cloning and replication. Watch this short video to find out more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Premiered: 23 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Dell Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposes several sample virtualisation architectures based on Dell's server and storage products. Architectures are divided into three main categories: Small, Medium, and Large. These categories are based on the features and capacity of each product, as well as the complexity of the overall architecture.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

eGuide: Hyper-V - What You Need to Know before Getting Started
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide learn how Microsoft Hyper-V fits into the server virtualization landscape, with insight on exactly what Hyper-V has to offer, and analysis of how the Microsoft technology stacks up against the competition.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Considerations for moving to Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the key features of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Find out how this technology compares to its predecessor and gain insight into the benefits you can expect to achieve from using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

Time Value of Data
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SGI

Case Study: German TV Broadcaster RTL II Accelerates Content Delivery with Storage Solutions from SGI
sponsored by SGI
CASE STUDY: As a TV station offering programming around the clock, the requirements of a storage solution for digital media content at RTL II are both clear and sophisticated: the technologies used must be state of the art in order to meet the demanding IT performance requirements, as large data volumes need to be transferred at top speeds.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SGI

SANS Institute: Oracle Database Security, What to Look for and Where to Secure
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To properly protect the information at the database layer there are a number of comprehensive measures that need to be taken. With this paper Tanya Baccum, SANS Institute analyst, examines these measures for holistically protecting Oracle database from inside out.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

Top 7 Business Reasons for Tapping Your Fibre Channel SAN
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Rapid increases in both the operating speeds and general complexity of SAN technologies, exacerbated by the high change rates demanded of enterprise IT organizations, significantly increase demands on the fiber optic physical layer. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Virtual Instruments

Cashing in on Cost Reductions: Five Surefire Tips for a Better Bottom Line
sponsored by MSDI
WHITE PAPER: In these competitive times, there’s pressure to conserve cash and operate in the lean. But at the same time, data growth and innovation call for continued IT investment. Toward this end, MSDI offers five surefire ways to improve one’s bottom line—without sacrificing the user experience.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

MSDI
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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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