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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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Best Practices: Dell Compellent Storage Center Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

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 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

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

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

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

Maximize IT with an Integrated, Unified, Converged Solution Strategy
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

Hitachi Unified Storage Family
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

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

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

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

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

Hitachi Dynamic Virtual Controller Technology: Optimize Dynamic Workloads
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

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

Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Lab Report: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Databases
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP in Oracle database environments, with a focus on ease of management, non-disruptive operations, and efficient scaling.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp
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