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ALSO CALLED: SAN Architecture, Storage Network, Server Area Networks, Storage SANs, Storage Area Networks
DEFINITION: Oversubscription, in a SAN (storage area network) switching environment, is the practice of connecting multiple devices to the same switch port to optimize switch use. Each SAN port can support a particular communication speed and a Fibre Channel switch may offer 1 Gb, 2 Gb, or 4 Gb FC ports. However, because ports are rarely run at their maximum speed for a prolonged period, multiple slower devices  … 

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Keep Your Business Running in the Fast Lane
sponsored by Cirrus Data Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Network infrastructures are speeding up and your business needs to keep pace. You will not be able to test your network's high-speed performance if you keep hitting traffic jams. Access this white paper to learn how to reduce the limits on your infrastructure to increase overall performance and improve the quality of your storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2017

Cirrus Data Solutions

Create More than 55x Faster Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Maximum Security, Availability and Elasticity
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover technology designed to deliver maximum storage and compute capacity for enterprises, with massive data stores, that need to solve business problems fast without compromising the security of user information.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017 | Published: 26 Oct 2017

Digital Realty

HPE Synergy advantages vs. Cisco UCS
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Composable infrastructure is the next step in infrastructure's evolution, providing the same level of support for both traditional and cloud applications. This white paper compares two composable infrastructure services and provides you with an understanding of what you need to look for in an infrastructure service.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Your First HCI Deployment: A Step-By-Step Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deploy hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) on Virtual SAN, as this essential resource guides you step-by-step through the pre-, mid-, and post-deployment processes. Read on to discover how to custom-tailor performance based on individual VMs with 7-step deployment instruction.
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware

Journey to the Cloud: Get There Faster with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to simplify cloud deployment with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) built on virtual SAN. Read on to learn why HCI and cloud are fundamental building blocks for the software-defined data center, as well as how to achieve private cloud benefits with the high performance HCI offers.
Posted: 27 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 Dec 2016

VMware

Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an introduction to software-defined storage and VMware VSAN, VSAN as an object datastore, Rubrik converged data management, and how Rubrik and VSAN work together to simplify your data center.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Rubrik

Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by SearchConvergedInfrastucture
WHITE PAPER: In this buyer's checklist, we describe how the performance, scalability, and data protection capabilities of hypervisor-aware storage systems differ from older platforms, as well as explore the 5 categories of hypervisor-aware systems on the market today.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

SearchConvergedInfrastucture

Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC 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®

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

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

VSAN: Reimagining Storage in vSphere
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details a new solution from VMware that will help limit your spending on storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how NetApp Data ONTAP™ can help eliminate storage downtime and enable nondisruptive operations for your business- critical applications.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

NetApp

Achieving Five-9's Availability
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Running Highly Available, High Performance Databases in a SAN-Free Environment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an in-server solid-state solution that will provide you with 4 times the performance of traditional SAN at an 80% cost reduction.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: SmartIO
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a storage solution that brings granular, online caching to applications architects, server admins, and database admins to move reads and writes inside the server.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: Flexible Storage Sharing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores a storage virtualization solution that combines shared and direct-attached storage together without the complexity, cost, or siloed appraoches to typical SAN management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Storage Trends Report
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper gives the current trends and topics in the field of data storage and gives survey results from 158 customers highlighting which new technologies they're adopting.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Coho Data

The Value of Shared Cached in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the key design features of this I/O accelerating technology.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

QLogic Corporation

Creating SANLess Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances with SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition and Fusion-io
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Deploying a failover cluster instance (FCI) architecture for your SQL Server database requires expensive shared storage for data files and backups. This resource introduces an alternative to storage area networks (SANs) that provides the availability benefit of an FCI – without the high price tag.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SIOS Technology Corp

Meet the growing storage demands of your 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: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Best Practices for VMware vSphere Implementation
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a set of best practices for configuring storage in a virtual environment.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will discover tiering strategies that have emerged as an indispensable tool to cost-effectively harness the massive data growth.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

DellEMC and Intel®

Simplify Virtual Desktop Deployments to Ensure Cost-Effective Implementations
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases innovative blade storage arrays that enable a fully virtualized architecture that integrates storage, servers and networking within one blade chassis.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware
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