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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

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

E-Guide: Expert Guide to Virtualization Storage Options
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Selecting the right storage options for your virtual environment can be a real challenge if you aren’t sure what you are looking for. In this eguide our experts at SearchServerVirtualization.com explore a variety of storage options that support virtualization, including shared storage.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Video: Whiteboarding with Will - EqualLogic Thin Clones
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: The Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN has a ton of amazing built in all inclusive features. Snapshots, virtualized storage, clones, replicas and a host of software integration. Watch this brief videocast now to learn about Thin Clones and how they can be used to create space efficient copies of environments and when they could be used.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Premiered: 16 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: The IBM System Storage DS5000 series is designed to meet today’s and tomorrow’s demanding open-systems requirements while establishing a new standard for life cycle longevity. Check out the IBM DS500 series product overview sheet - complete with features & benefits, specifications, videos, and a live chat.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM System Storage N6000 Series
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: With IBM System Storage N6000 series systems, you can meet your NAS storage needs and provide high levels of application availability for your critical business operations to technical applications. You can also address NAS and SAN, primary and secondary storage requirements plus get outstanding value.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

Case Study: Orlando Magic Score a Performance Slam Dunk with Dell Compellent SAN
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: To support these data-intensive applications, the Orlando Magic needed a storage area network (SAN) with I/O performance fast enough to play and stream both standard and high-definition (HD) video. Read this case study to see their solution.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Case Study: Appleby Simplifies Global Disaster Recovery with Fluid Data Technology
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: Because Appleby operates data centers in several geographic regions, replication for disaster recovery purposes is one of the company’s top concerns. The company’s decentralized storage infrastructure seemed to make multi-site replication prohibitively costly and complex. Check out this case study to learn about the solution Appleby found.
Posted: 09 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Neutraceutical Supplements Uptime with Dell Compellent SAN
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: Nutraceutical’s previous storage area network (SAN) lacked the flexibility and high availability necessary to keep production running at the manufacturing facility without sacrificing the IT team’s nights and weekends. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 May 2011 | Published: 06 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Case Study: Fluid Data Technology earns Top Honor with the Alvarado ISD
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: The Alvarado Independent School District is very proud of their high-tech infrastructure. However, archiving all of the students' valuable content demanded an enterprise storage solution. Read this Case Study to see how Alvarado solved their problem.
Posted: 06 May 2011 | Published: 06 May 2011

Dell Compellent

iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel: Three Reasons Not To Choose Either
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage systems are not delivering the price-performance and agility at the storage layer required to keep up with the new virtualized compute layer. This paper explores a third storage networking technology, Ethernet SAN, and why you don’t have to choose between iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 29 Apr 2011

Coraid

Object Storage: A Dell Point of View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dell has developed a customer centric strategy and a set of solutions and services designed to help customers meet the new challenges created by the amount and type of data being generated today. This strategy is based on Dell's Point of View (POV) with respect to Object Storage.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Article: Best practices for deploying iSCSI SANs in DSS database solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ANALYST NEWS: Scalability and availability are key factors of an effective DSS or DW solution. Adhering to the best practices outlined in this article for integrating Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN arrays into the design can help IT administrators create a scalable high-performance infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Unified Storage and its Role in Storage Environments
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
EGUIDE: Download this e-guide to learn how unified storage works, the advantages of using a multiprotocol storage array in your environment, possible challenges the technology presents and the future surrounding unified storage systems.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.

Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by EMC
EGUIDE: Unified storage and multiprotocol storage are becoming more popular in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These unified storage systems offer more flexibility to a small business. This e-guide examines some considerations for implementing, deploying and managing a unified storage system.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

EMC
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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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