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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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Essential Virtual SAN Book Excerpt from VMware Press
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Virtual SAN implements object—based storage and a platform for VM storage policies to simplify VM storage placement decisions. You'll also learn how this solution provides greater resiliency, more scale-out storage functionality, and greater control over quality of service.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Building a Business Case for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how VMware's Virtual SAN allows you to keep up with growing capacity demands while delivering cost savings and cost-avoidance capabilities.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides server configurations to be used as directional guidelines for use with VMware Virtual SAN.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

VMware

Nexenta Liberates Storage to Deliver a Better ROI
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about the administrative and performance benefits you can gain through SDS.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Nexenta

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) Suite (data sheet)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to find out how a productivity center simplifies storage management and what else it offers,
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

The Economics of All-Flash Arrays: Kaminario at VMworld 2014
sponsored by Kaminario
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to step inside VMworld 2014 and listen in on a discussion with the Chief Product Officer of the all-flash vendor that is setting the bar high for flash storage performance.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 10, 2014

Kaminario

Dell Compellent's storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.This white paper looks at the results of testing perform on a storage center solution.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

A Look at the Latest SAN and NAS Storage Trends
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
PODCAST: In this presentation, expert analyst Henry Baltazar analyzes the latest SAN and NAS storage trends and the impact they will have on storage shops over the next five years.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

SearchStorage.com

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: This Buyer's Checklist on Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers describes how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provides insights into some of their unique features and offers guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014


Discover a SAN's Capabilities in this Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This lab report validation presents the capabilities of a SAN platform for you to judge based on your needs.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

FlashSystem 840: Macro Efficiency video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video highlights how IBM FlashSystem 840 allows organizations to gain greater efficiency to deploy new services and consolidate to reduce facilities costs.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Use this expert paper to help deconstruct unstructured data. Learn why flexibility and value are the best answers for uncontrolled growth, and how to manage unstructured data through an optimized storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

HP Storage MSA Overview ChalkTalk
sponsored by HP and Intel
VIDEO: This video gives an overview of two SAN storage arrays that are the entry-level performance leader and entry-level cost leader respectively. The video breaks down the capabilities, functions, and specifications of each.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 24 May 2014

HP and Intel

Kareo’s SaaS Performance Gets Healthy with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper presents a case study in which a medical supply company was able to upgrade legacy SAN with a Tier 1 storage solution for high capacity, high throughput and low latency, creating a 80% performance gain and invigorating customer service.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 19 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

Highly efficient, scalable storage for managing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage magazine: Special Oceania edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Local businesses share their storage management successes
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage magazine: Special Southeast Asia edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Expert Southeast Asian advice for evaluating cloud storage
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Flash in the SAN – Panacea or Placebo?
sponsored by PernixData
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of deploying flash storage in the SAN. These benefits include lower storage costs, improved scalability and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 02 Jun 2014

PernixData

How Eliminating SAN from your Oracle Data Warehouse can Increase Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: In this paper, a business intelligence provider for the semiconductor industry eliminated SAN from its Oracle data warehouse to increase their average performance 5 to 10 fold.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

From Hours to Seconds: QuestPoint Accelerates Time to Business Intelligence with ioMemory
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
CASE STUDY: This case study highlights how a global marketing and intelligence agency moved mission-critical OLTP and OLAP databases off the SAN and onto an innovative system in the database servers. This eliminated I/O delays in the transactional databases and accelerated reporting times in its data warehouse.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Storage magazine: Storage Purchasing Intentions Revealed
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In this May 2014 issue of Storage magazine, Rich Castagna shares the results of our 2014 Storage Purchasing Intentions survey. Other stories in this month's issue explore the confusion – and truth – amongst today's server-attached storage technologies, looks at how backup is evolving and more!
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

SearchStorage.com

Recoveriescorp Goes Green with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how one organization was able to implement a solution from Nimble Storage that allowed them to reduce the high costs of storage acquisition and management, minimize power consumption, and gain the ability to rapidly scale performance and capacity.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage
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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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