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Storage Area Networks

A Storage Area Network (SAN) is a network designed to attach computer storage devices such as disk array controllers and tape libraries to servers. As of 2006, SANs are most commonly found in enterprise storage. A SAN allows a machine to connect to remote targets such as disks and tape drives on a network for block level I/O.
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White Paper Published By: Unitrends     Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Clouds are all the rage right now. And the truth is that cloud-based computing can be a tremendous value. Cloud-based computing is not just an opportunity for a bunch of venture capitalists hanging out at Sand Hill Road, it's a wonderful chance for small and medium businesses to take a step toward aligning their information technology spend to increase their focus on revenue-generating opportunities.
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unitrends, backup, data protection, data quality, server
    
Unitrends
White Paper Published By: HP Virtualization     Published Date: Mar 22, 2010
This white paper describes how HP LeftHand SANs can help you deploy VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) software more effectively through volume snapshots, SmartClone volumes, volume migration, and high-availability features. With HP LeftHand SAN and VI3, organizations can reclaim valuable data center space and reduce their power and cooling requirements.
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san, storage area networks, vmware, software, migration
    
HP Virtualization
White Paper Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Feb 22, 2010
This paper outlines the considerations for architecting an efficient SAN data storage infrastructure with a focus on the NetApp solutions for increased utilization, improved performance and streamlined protection to reduce operational costs.
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netapp, san environment, data storage infrastructure, utilization, multiprotocol unified storage
    
NetApp
White Paper Published By: Unitrends     Published Date: Dec 07, 2009
Backup, despite the breathless hyperbole of many in the industry, is simply a form of insurance. What's important about your backup strategy is getting your systems and data protected in the most effective and affordable manner possible. Speaking plainly - you must be careful that you are in control of your backup strategy rather than your backup strategy (and vendor) being in control of you.
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unitrends, backup, data protection, data quality, server
    
Unitrends
White Paper Published By: vWire     Published Date: Dec 02, 2009
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tripwire. This study included inquiry into the current role of virtualization in the overall environment and barriers to further deployment, as well as how performance is measured for both the environment and those managing virtualized servers.
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vwire, tripwire, server virtualization, productivity, roi
    
vWire
White Paper Published By: Mainline Information Systems     Published Date: Oct 20, 2009
This webcast includes interviews from leading SAN vendors including AJ Casamento, Solutioneer at Brocade, Bob Nusbaum, MDS Product Manager at Cisco and Jim Morin, Portfolio Management at Ciena.
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storage area network, san infrastructure, mainline information systems, fibre channel, networking
    
Mainline Information Systems
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 14, 2009
Less can be more: Lessons in consolidation & virtualization. This article explains how optimization enables agility and maximizes efficiency, so your business can be more competitive.
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it optimization, ito, ibm, consolidation, virtualization
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: Double-Take Software     Published Date: Sep 24, 2009
Double-Take for Hyper-V allows customers to quickly recover virtual machines after any type of outage without the expense and complexity of clustering or shared storage.
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double-take, virtualization, rpo, storage virtualization, hyper-v
    
Double-Take Software
White Paper Published By: Vision Solutions     Published Date: Sep 24, 2009
Double-Take for Hyper-V allows customers to quickly recover virtual machines after any type of outage without the expense and complexity of clustering or shared storage.
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double-take, virtualization, rpo, storage virtualization, hyper-v
    
Vision Solutions
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 10, 2009
You feel the same pressures to secure your data as a massive corporation does, but without the massive budget. This white paper gives an overview of next-generation data protection and recovery options designed and priced for small and mid-sized business.
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ibm, data protection and recovery options, disaster recovery, application protection and recovery, e-mail object recovery
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 31, 2009
IBM and SAP® have a unique partnership that was established with the goal of delivering the very best enterprise IT solutions to SAP customers.
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ibm, db2 9, sap, information management, sap
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: EMC Backup & Recovery Solutions     Published Date: Aug 27, 2009
Data profile assessments will let us help you determine the best match for your situation, the data you are looking to protect, your service level agreements, and the specifics of your current challenges and environment.
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emc, data domain, efficiency, api, disk backup
    
EMC Backup & Recovery Solutions
White Paper Published By: HP     Published Date: Aug 03, 2009
Crest Animation, a full-service animation studio based in India, has been growing rapidly and expanding its market by working on full-length feature movies. In order to take on an increased workload, the company needed to upgrade its storage infrastructure. The company was looking for a storage solution that was robust and scalable, that would eliminate bottlenecks, and that could grow quickly. Read this case study to learn how Crest Animation implemented a scalable storage solution with a unified, high-performance, highly reliable infrastructure that is bottleneck-free.
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crest animation, hp storageworks, roi, storage, iscsi
    
HP
Live Event Published By: HP     Published Date: Aug 03, 2009
Snapfish is the world's No. 1 online photo service, with more than 60 million members in 20 countries and more than 5 billion unique photos stored online. Its previous storage infrastructure was not able to meet Snapfish's existing and future needs. The company was looking for a storage solution that would offer extreme scalability, flexibility, reliability, improve performance, balance performance and capacity with affordability, and meet its business needs for partnering. Read this case study to learn how Snapfish built and has maintained a highly scalable, affordable, high-performance storage architecture that has kept up with customer demand.
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snapfish, nas, storage, bladesystem, scalability
    
HP
White Paper Published By: SAP Inc.     Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Read about the benefits, prerequisites, and impact of successful business process management (BPM) initiatives, with a closer look at the United States.
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bpm, bpm, business process management, software implementations, sap
    
SAP Inc.
White Paper Published By: SAP Inc.     Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Learn what companies can do in economic downturns to position themselves for later success.
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crisis, sap, customer strategy, crm, customer relationship management
    
SAP Inc.
White Paper Published By: Stratus Technologies     Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
"Time is money. You can't do business if you can't access your applications. I won't settle for anything less than 99.99% application availability." Steven Sommer, veteran CIO/CTO There is no aspect more critical to a business than the ability of its end users, customers, business partners and suppliers to have high availability access the corporate applications. If applications are unavailable, business ceases. And corporations know it.
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c-level, stratus, itic, end users, customers
    
Stratus Technologies
White Paper Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Jun 09, 2009
NetApp® SnapManager® for Oracle (SMO) is designed to significantly simplify all these tasks and more. In this article, we examine how you can deploy SMO to simplify and even automate data protection, recovery, and cloning across both primary and secondary storage. Learn more today!
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netapp, snapmanager, oracle, smo, networked storage
    
NetApp
White Paper Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Jun 09, 2009
This paper focuses generally on optimal storage and storage management for SharePoint and specifically evaluates NetApp's approach, detailing how the capabilities in NetApp's DataONTAP and SnapManager for SharePoint Server offerings help to drive storage efficiency, reduce cost, and exclude complexity in a comprehensive SharePoint implementation. It is not so much a "how to" guide, but rather a "why to" explanation. Learn more today!
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netapp, microsoft, sharepoint, networked storage, snapmanager
    
NetApp
White Paper Published By: Sun Microsystems     Published Date: May 21, 2009
This white paper demonstrates how power, cooling, and real estate requirements are finally combining-to form a perfect storm for expensive, locked-in, proprietary hardware. Is there a way out?
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unified storage open storage, ssds, zfs, backup and recovery, blade servers
    
Sun Microsystems
White Paper Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 04, 2009
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
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ibm, express seller, virtualization intel, xeon, processor
    
IBM
White Paper Published By: Sun Microsystems     Published Date: May 04, 2009
The experts at IDC predict that external disk storage capacity will grow 50% through 2010. In this free white paper, they'll show you how to simplify managing all that extra data while lowering costs, by implementing unified storage.
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idc, sun microsystems, open storage, unified storage, elanders
    
Sun Microsystems
White Paper Published By: Sun Microsystems     Published Date: Apr 10, 2009
This free white paper from the experts at IDC posits solutions to the key problems posed by data center crowding: geometrically growing power and cooling costs; the spiraling cost of management; and the sheer number of server footprints.
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nic, sun microsystems, virtualization, blade servers, it costs
    
Sun Microsystems
White Paper Published By: VMware     Published Date: Feb 26, 2009
CA ARCserve® Backup, CA XOsoft™ Replication, and CA XOsoft™ High Availability provide several key features that enable you to both protect virtualized servers and benefit from server virtualization in your overall recovery management strategy
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ca arcserve backup, ca xosoft replication, ca xosoft high availability, virtualization support, recovery management strategy
    
VMware
White Paper Published By: Sun Microsystems     Published Date: Feb 24, 2009
Storage costs are exploding. The culprits, according to this white paper: new Web-based applications that demand more I/O throughput and higher performance than ever. So how can you handle this onslaught while keeping your cost per GB (and cost per user) reasonable?
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sun, web infrastructure, storage, storage costs, tco
    
Sun Microsystems
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