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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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VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

Bridging Fibre Channel San and FCoE Networks with the Omniswitch 6900
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals a data networking strategy that can converge Ethernet and FC networks together and offer compelling SAN and LAN design options.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Unified Storage Architecture Enabling Today’s Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the key elements of the NetApp unified storage architecture in detail, including multiprotocol support, single management interface, integrated data protection, support for multiple tiers of storage, QoS, and the ability to act as a front end for legacy storage systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Arrow + NetApp

Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

HP and Intel® Xeon® processors

The Pros and Cons of Two Competing Virtual SANs
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two leading virtual SANs, clearly explaining the pros and cons of each one.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Latest Storage Trends for Australia & New Zealand
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This fascinating e-zine gives you insight on exactly what the storage landscape in Australia and New Zealand looks like.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

Deep Dive: Cache Pool and SSDs for SAN
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
VIDEO: Tune in to this brief video to discover a caching strategy for SAN solution that uses SSDs and tiered storage to boost heavy application workload performance.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 02 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Guide: VMware virtual SAN deployment best practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide that provides information to assist in the deployment of VMware virtual SAN, and get recommendations on supported configurations, best practices, and additional resources.
Posted: 27 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Flash accelerates SAP and Oracle environment 12 times
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one global corporation overcame the challenge of slow response times using flash storage.
Posted: 26 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

IBM

The Latest in SAN and NAS Storage Trends
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the ways in which new SAN and NAS storage trends will have an impact and play a greater role in most IT organizations in the coming years. Additionally, learn how flash and software-defined storage are changing SAN and NAS systems.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

Hybrid Array Leaves Competition in the Dust
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short resource examines a next-generation hybrid array storage system that integrates the power of SSD and SAN storage capabilities. Read on now to learn about the benefits this cutting-edge technology can provide.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

SAN and NAS Storage Trends include Software-Defined Storage, Flash
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for an interview with an IT pro to find out how the above trends will affect IT organizations in the next few years.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Virtual SAN Storage Policy-Based Management: This Changes Everything!
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a radically simple storage approach for virtualized environments that delivers agility while remaining cost effective. Read on to learn what this policy-driven, self-tuning storage solution can do for you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

Virtual SAN and Horizon 6.0: A Powerful Combination
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver both performance and cost effectiveness with Virtual SAN from VMware. Read on to learn how this approach delivers a new kind of high-performance storage optimized for your virtualized environments.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

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

Asean Storage Magazine ezine February 2015
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: How data protection laws in the Asean region affect cloud5 storage.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com
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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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