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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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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

Tennis Australia scores big with IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: With the pressure and exposure of major international tournaments, Tennis Australia had a compelling need for reliable, easy-to-manage storage that could scale quickly. IBM served up their XIV Storage System, which dramatically reduced downtime, cut costs, and simplified storage management. Read this case study for more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

Bunnings builds on grid computing strategy with high-performance IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When Bunnings, a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products, needed to find a replacement for older storage systems that supported their vital business applications, they turned to IBM products. To learn how Bunnings benefited from this upgrade, read this case study.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Hybrid Cloud Storage
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
EGUIDE: The primary use of cloud storage today is for unstructured data, which is the fastest growing and most voluminous content, causing the most administrative pains. This SearchStorage.com e-guide talks about cloud computing and the next steps toward the wide adoption of this technology.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

Zenith Infotech

Top Five Reasons to Sell EMC’s New VNXe Series Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to Increase your opportunities and shorten your sales cycle by selling the EMC® VNXe™ series, a new unified storage offering for small and medium-size businesses. Continue reading this paper to learn the top five reasons to sell EMC’s new VNXe series unified storage.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

E-Guide: Improve your performance and avoid bottlenecks in your storage networks
sponsored by PC Mall
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you improve your storage-area networks (SANs) and fine-tune your storage networks. Find out what steps you should take to prepare your SAN for the worst, and learn what you can do to improve your storage network performance, efficiency and resiliency. Check out this e-guide today!
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

PC Mall

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: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

EMC

E-Guide: Best Practices for Managing Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Pillar Data Systems
EGUIDE: While server virtualization provides your customers with increased flexibility to respond to business needs, it also introduces some problems, especially in the storage arena. This guide is a quick and informative read that will explore new options of helping customers manage their unified and virtual servers projects.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Pillar Data Systems

Using Tiered Storage in a PS Series SAN
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This Technical Report describes the concepts and benefits of tiered storage, and describes how to take advantage of storage pools and other features of EqualLogic PS Series Firmware to implement tiered storage in a PS Series SAN.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Dell and VMware

How Dell EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition Helps Protect Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Dell™ EqualLogic™ Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition enables administrators to quickly and easily create hypervisor-aware snapshots of VMs--helping simplify data management, and increase application performance.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Dell and VMware

Implementing a Unified Storage System in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by EMC Corporation
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: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

EMC Corporation

E-Guide: Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: Virtual machine disaster recovery is a multifaceted activity that fails over a VM from a primary site to a remote location. Check out this e-guide to learn about the various approaches to virtual machine disaster recovery.
Posted: 21 Feb 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

Exchange Insider E-zine Volume 8: Prepping BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Exchange 2010 SP1
sponsored by SearchExchange.com
EZINE: Volume 8 of the Exchange Insider e-zine compares available Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) editions and then gives instructions for deploying BES Express for Exchange 2010. You’ll also get an overview of configuring Exchange Server 2010 for BES and some device management best practices to make sure all your clients remain in peak condition.
Posted: 08 Feb 2011 | Published: 08 Feb 2011

SearchExchange.com

Avoiding SAN Performance Problems
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining peak performance while simultaneously addressing the root cause of SAN errors is challenging. This paper presents a high level summary of the most common SAN problems and explores new ways to dramatically improve application performance and availability.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Virtual Instruments
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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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