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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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Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Case Study: Solutions to Power a City on the Rise
sponsored by Insight
CASE STUDY: The city of Avondale, Ariz., needed to address an aging infrastructure that was using 96% to 98% of its available power. Learn how NetApp FlexPod helped the city improve performance.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

Insight

Virtualized Storage: Top Use Cases and Essential Attributes
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this short video to learn how a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany implemented a virtualized storage architecture into its existing infrastructure to increase capacity, performance and scalability without increasing costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 24, 2013

IBM

IBM System Storage Interactive Product Guide
sponsored by Insight and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide provides key considerations for choosing the right IBM storage solution for your highly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent IT environment.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Insight and IBM

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

Simplify the Data Center Network and Optimize Operations with LAN and SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore the challenges in maintaining costs of virtualized data center operations, and unveil the benefits of converging local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) to keep up with today's evolving needs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

AccuWeather Case Study: Keeping cool about custom weather forecasts
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one company consolidated its legacy servers onto a combination of new servers and processors supported by a next-generation SAN built for today's VMware environments. Read on to discover how they were able to save space, power and a lot of IT staff time.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores one market-leading integrated compute platform that can help you minimize interaction in terms of testing and technology integration, reduce overall complexity, streamline IT operations and much more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

UFC knocks out video production bottlenecks with Flash storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how the Ultimate Fighting Championship implemented a non-disruptive flash storage technology within a day to eradicate video production bottlenecks.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry-leading SAN solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover state-of-the-art hybrid arrays that combine SSDs and traditional HDDs in the same chassis to cost-effectively ensure maximum VDI performance. Find out how this innovative approach stacks up against other VDI deployments
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing VDI data management with unified virtualized storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores how optimizing VDI helps simplify user data management and enables device – and location – independent data access. Find out how a unified virtualized storage technology helps boost IT flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Best Practices: Dell Compellent Storage Center Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive whitepaper serves as a best practice guideline when configuring and using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc.

Tiered Storage: Definitions, Deployment, Options, and Guidelines for Getting Started
sponsored by SageCloud
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines various definitions and interpretations of tiered storage and presents an overview of its key benefits, challenges, and deployment options.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

SageCloud

The Benefits of and Critical Buying Criteria for Clustered Storage Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage across a variety of enterprises. Discover what these storage users consider to be the most important attributes for a clustered storage system.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

NetApp

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 An Introduction
sponsored by NetApp
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: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

NetApp

NetApp Unified Scale-Out/Clustered Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a new version of one leading vendor's storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

NetApp

NetApp FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: 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.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

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
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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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