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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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Establishing End-to-End Storage Performance Visibility
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed guidance on how to troubleshoot I/O performance issues and SAN problems, including hardware issues with storage or fabric ports and zoning or masking issues. Read on for all this, and to look at a tool that provides automated health checks for the entire SAN infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Sep 2018 | Published: 20 Sep 2018

IntelliMagic

High-Performance Server SAN for Web-Scale Data Centers
sponsored by Excelero
DATA SHEET: This datasheet details the technical specifications and features of a software-defined block storage platform that allows unmodified apps to utilize pooled NVMe devices across a network at local latencies and speeds. Read on here for the specs of this server SAN solution.
Posted: 05 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Excelero

Datasheet: Excelero NVMesh for Lenovo Servers
sponsored by Excelero
DATA SHEET: Read this sheet to learn about a software-defined block storage in a server SAN infrastructure that allows cloud-scale applications to utilize pooled NVMe storage devices across the network at local speeds and latencies.
Posted: 31 Aug 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Excelero

SANsymphony's Success Stories Span 8 Industry Verticals
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
CASE STUDY: This 23-page custom booklet, comprised of case studies across 8 industries, is designed to assist you in tackling pain points like VDI performance bottlenecks, sluggish ERP apps, and virtual systems reliability using storage virtualization. Read on here for the specifics of each case.
Posted: 13 Aug 2018 | Published: 13 Aug 2018

DataCore Software Corporation

Compressing Wisely with IBM Spectrum Virtualize
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: This blog post will help you identify the right compressible workloads to achieve capacity savings in your IBM Spectrum Virtualize environments without compromising performance. Read on for additional factors to consider like workload access patterns.
Posted: 03 Aug 2018 | Published: 03 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

Are Your ISL's Oversubscribed?
sponsored by IntelliMagic
VIDEO: In this demo, Brett Allison shows you how to identify Inter-switch Link (ISL) contention and how adding additional ISLs can reduce the utilization on your SAN fabric. Tune in to see how he identified a problem with these links and then compares the utilization after an additional ISL was added.
Posted: 03 Aug 2018 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

How to Identify High SAN Port Utilization
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: Tune into this video as Brett Allison, Director of Technical Services at IntelliMagic, will walk you through how to identify hot ports in your SAN fabric so you can troubleshoot as needed.
Posted: 02 Aug 2018 | Published: 02 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

Identifying VMware Zoning Issues with Topology Viewer
sponsored by IntelliMagic
VIDEO: This video demonstrates how to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of VMware pathing issues in a SAN fabric using IntelliMagic's VMware topology feature. Tune in now for step-by-step instructions.
Posted: 01 Aug 2018 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

Managing the Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: To properly manage the performance, connections, and capacity of your entire SAN infrastructure, read this post, which outlines a tool with which to do so under a single pane of glass. You'll now be able to eliminate the hassle, tedium, and time it took to manage a bunch of vendor point solutions.
Posted: 31 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Jul 2018

IntelliMagic

Platform-Specific Views: Supporting a Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: Read this resource for the nuances needed to manage platforms like IBM Spectrum Virtualize, HPE 3PAR, and EMC VMAX on a distributed system, as well as a multi-vendor SAN management tool that will help you do so.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 | Published: 30 Jul 2018

IntelliMagic

Strategies for SAN Data Storage Infrastructure Predictability
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn about a variety of the challenges that arise do to data storage infrastructure unpredictability. Then explore how analytics can help you overcome all of these roadblocks, as well as how you can easily integrate analytics into your existing SAN array.
Posted: 17 May 2018 | Premiered: May 17, 2018

IntelliMagic

Finding Hidden Time Bombs in Your VMware Connectivity
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: Click inside to learn how you can quickly find and rectify any asymmetry in your SAN system, and avoid VMware connectivity risks.
Posted: 17 May 2018 | Published: 18 Sep 2017

IntelliMagic

Inside a Storage Performance Analytics Suite
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn about a suite of products and services designed to give you high visibility into your storage performance so you can help you ensure high availability 24/7. Click inside now to learn about the components of this system, from nodes to ports, as well as how you can accurately measure the I/O of each individual piece.
Posted: 16 May 2018 | Published: 29 Dec 2017

IntelliMagic

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

eBook: Top 3 Things You Should Know about Modernizing Your SAN
sponsored by NetApp
EBOOK: In this eBook, we highlight the top three things to know when modernizing your SAN with flash storage, including how flash simplifies, rather than encumbers, your IT operations.
Posted: 26 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

NetApp

Case Study: Unflagging Storage Performance for Graniterock
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Download this case study to learn how Graniterock improved real-time access to SAN-based data and improved overall storage performance while running almost 100 VMs, with a flash-based architecture.
Posted: 23 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Helps Businesses Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
sponsored by VMware & Intel
RESOURCE: This resource contains a booklet of 5 real case studies that demonstrate how businesses are putting VMware vSAN to work to quickly adopt hyper-converged infrastructure. Download the PDF now to fast-track your path to a painless HCI install.
Posted: 11 Jun 2018 | Published: 11 Jun 2018

VMware & Intel

vSAN: New HCI Software Unveiled and How to Secure VMware Environments with vSAN Features
sponsored by VMware and Intel
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our experts take a closer look at vSAN, specifically how you can secure VMware environments with vSAN encryption, how to test your vSAN knowledge, and details on vSAN 6.7 hyper-converged software's tighter management integration. Download your copy here.
Posted: 09 May 2018 | Published: 04 May 2018

VMware and Intel

ROBOs at Risk: Ensure Availability to Mitigate Vulnerability
sponsored by Veeam Software
CASE STUDY: Remote and branch offices (ROBO) often struggle with a lack of onsite IT staff, hardware and performance issues, increased use of mobile devices and limited visibility. Download this white paper to discover how to ensure ROBO environments are fully protected.
Posted: 02 Feb 2018 | Published: 02 Feb 2018

Veeam Software

Apeiron Reference Architecture for Splunk
sponsored by Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: The future is all about big data, but current data center architectures are not outfitted to efficiently run the platforms necessary to collect, monitor, and analyze big data in real time. Access this white paper to see how you can optimize your architecture to run these platforms and emerging technologies to make the most of your data.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 10 Oct 2017

Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.

ADS1000 Splunk Appliance: Direct Scale-out Flash
sponsored by Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.
DATA SHEET: In this data sheet, you'll access the technical features and ADS-N8101 compute node specifications for a purpose-built, all NVMe SSD appliance: the ADS1000. Download now to learn how it enables queries on years of data with NVMe networking and controller-less ADS architecture, and more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Published: 27 Sep 2017

Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.

All in on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure?
sponsored by Dell
EGUIDE: Should you go all-in on hyper-convergence infrastructure (HCI) or play it more conservatively? This e-guide explores why traditional storage infrastructures are falling short, why the industry is leaning toward HCI, and more.
Posted: 01 Sep 2017 | Published: 29 Aug 2017

Dell

Object Storage vs. Block vs. File: Differentiating New Techniques from Their Predecessors
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
EGUIDE: Object storage is the hot new technology on everyone's lips, but is it really so different from traditional NAS and SAN arrays? This expert guide explores the key aspects that differentiate object storage from its predecessors. Then read up on when adopting an object storage system is a smart move, and more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Published: 19 Jul 2017

SanDisk Corporation

Storage Management Initiative to Simplify Storage Allocation
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
RESOURCE: Download this resource to gain a condensed look at a virtual SAN designed to provide API functionality that simplifies the way storage can be allocated, monitored, and managed. Click here before it's too late.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

StarWind Software Inc.

Top 10 Considerations for Hyper-Converged Data Center
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
EGUIDE: This e-guide covers the top 10 points of consideration when looking at hyper-converged data centers. See what this technology can offer your organization as your data center becomes an increasingly vital part of your organization.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

HPE and Intel® Corporate
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