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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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Buyer's Guide for the Top 25 Storage Array Vendors
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: If you are considering an investment in a midrange unified storage array access this exclusive buyer's guide. Take a look now to gain deeper insight into the results, as well as get an introduction into key concepts that can accelerate your evaluation process and help you to develop a short list of models to investigate further.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

Storage Optimization and Efficiency: Advanced Degree University
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive university discusses drills down into the tools and techniques that characterize four key areas of storage efficiency: systems optimization, storage virtualization, SSD, and tiered storage.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN Boot with EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates Dell best practices for implementing iSCSI boot from SAN with Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and the 12th generation (12G) PowerEdge servers running Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Windows Server 2012 and SAN Integration
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and introduces best practice guidelines when integrating Windows Server 2012 with the Dell Compellent Storage Center.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

NetApp FAS2220 - Raising the Bar for the Entry Level
sponsored by NetApp
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

Ten Smart Things to Know about Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper outlines the top ten smart things to know about storage and how it could affect your business.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Storage Magazine: October
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the October 2013 issue of Storage magazine, our experts explore how to build a better backup with the help of new modern apps, highlight 10 storage tips for virtual desktops and much more!
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

SearchStorage.com

Sprint drives 45-times performance improvement
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This white paper delves in to how Sprint-Nextel deployed nine non-disruptive flash storage technologies in order to not only meet customer service satisfaction but exceed all expectations. Find out how this approach improved performance, significantly cut latency, reduced energy consumption, and much more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, uncover a unified visibility fabric architecture that centralizes network monitoring and management tools for improved and simplified performance and security analysis.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Gigamon

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This informative paper examines a unified, scale-out storage solution that provides clustering capabilities for nondisruptive operations over the lifetime of your system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Sirius Computer Solutions

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize IT with an Integrated, Unified, Converged Solution Strategy
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource to explore three technology enhancements that enable the use of one platform for all of your data. Plus, find out how to simplify the tasks of implementing flash, unified storage with primary dedupe, and converged infrastructure. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified, all-flash storage solution built for virtual environments. Read on to discover the benefits the technology provides, including improved virtualization performance, a simplified storage environment, reduced operational costs and much more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage Family
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore one leading vendor's unified storage solution that can infuse your overburdened data center with greater flexibility, investment protection and cost savings. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Category 8 Cabling Standards Update
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the reasoning behind the development of Class II cabling limits and reveals why Category 8 cabling standards are critical to the future success of applications, Ethernet, and networking.
Posted: 04 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

CommScope

Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Optimizing the Private Cloud with EMC VSPEX
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a scalable, on-demand infrastructure that leverages Ethernet and a powerful switching platform to help you achieve the most from your private cloud.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Extreme Networks

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance provides superior unified storage platform
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a storage platform that stands out amongst the most competitive approaches? Take a look at this short analyst report to learn about Oracle's ZFS unified storage platform. Check it out now to view the specs and key advantages.
Posted: 22 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Storage for Virtual Desktops: Storage Hardware for VDI
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Check out this e-guide, featuring storage expert Brien Posey, to gain deeper insight on choosing the right VDI storage solutions for your organization.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Oracle VM 3: Integrating Oracle VM into a Disaster Recovery Solution using SAN
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how to use your SAN to integrate Oracle VM into a multisite disaster recovery solution to combat the challenges of today's IT.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

OBJECT STORAGE:ADOPTION CHALLENGES ANDADDITIONS TOTHE MARKET
sponsored by Exablox
EGUIDE: This e-guide reviews the concept behind object storage and points out the primary barriers to its widespread implementation. Learn how object storage differs from standard file systems and gain insight into the latest additions to this up and coming market.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Exablox

Hitachi Dynamic Virtual Controller Technology: Optimize Dynamic Workloads
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the complexity and management challenges presented by the current storage landscape, the explosive growth of data storage requirements and what it all means to businesses.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation
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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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