Storage Area Networks White Papers

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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By: Copper River IT     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014

This white paper takes a close look at the importance of moving to an agile, high-performance, next-generation data center network with three key areas that need to be addressed in order to do so: The Data Center Interconnect, Cloud Connectivity, and Building Cloud-Aware Networks.

Tags : copper river, copper river it, data center, sdn, software defined networking, wan, networking, dci
    
By: Comcast Business     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

It’s the challenge businesses of every size wrestle with: How to improve employee productivity while driving down costs. Technology can help achieve that goal – when the right tools are used.

Tags : comcast, technology, business, blueprint, plan, start-up, start, future
    
By: General Atomics     Published Date: Jan 13, 2015

The term “Big Data” has become virtually synonymous with “schema on read” unstructured data analysis and handling techniques like Hadoop. These “schema on read” techniques have been most famously exploited on relatively ephemeral human-readable data like retail trends, twitter sentiment, social network mining, log files, etc.

Tags : general atomics, big data, metadata, nirvana, hadoop, storage area networks, storage virtualization, server virtualization
    
By: StorPool     Published Date: Nov 12, 2014

This paper also tries to explain in simple terms some of the jargon and practices in the storage industry. It is an attempt to demystify magic marketing statements and help the buyer to make a wise and educated choice.

Tags : storpool, storage, best practices, servers, blades, it budget, backup and recovery, blade servers
    
By: WANdisco     Published Date: Oct 15, 2014

In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel will also talk about best practices for implementing the approach in organizations.

Tags : wandisco, wan, wide area network, hadoop, clusters, clustering, load balancing, data
    
By: EMC     Published Date: Sep 11, 2014

This paper outlines the top reasons for entry level storage and data protection from EMC, focusing on VNXe3200 and Data Domain DD2200 products.

Tags : data storage, entry level data storage, data protection, emc, backup and recovery, network attached storage, storage area networks, storage management
    
By: Vision Solutions     Published Date: Aug 26, 2014

This paper will help you navigate the virtualization solutions available and explain how Hyper-V can benefit you.

Tags : backup, high availability, disaster recovery, virtualization software, hyper-v, backup and recovery, clustering, network attached storage
    
By: Acquia     Published Date: Jul 15, 2014

In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.

Tags : cloud technology, cloud revolution, hosted solutions, cloud-based services, data storage, storage area networks, storage management, storage virtualization
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jun 27, 2014

Following a series of in-depth interviews with Senior IT professionals in various industries this video provides their findings and the direct and in-direct value derived from using HPs Backup, Recovery and Archiving solutions.

Tags : backup, recovery and archiving, hp solutions, storage, backup and recovery, storage area networks, storage management, storage virtualization
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jun 24, 2014

This ESG paper reports on the results of a series of in-depth interviews with senior IT professionals from different industries.

Tags : intel, storage capabilities, storage infrastructure, storage capacity, storage requirements, backup, recovery, archive
    
By: Cisco Systems     Published Date: Dec 23, 2013

Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology. Download Design Guide

Tags : vpn, wan, cisco, cisco validated designs, cvds, remote-site user performance, full-service network, encrypted communications
    
By: Adobe     Published Date: Nov 25, 2013

Without document classification in play, it's impossible to know what to protect. The mobile ecosystem makes workers infinitely more productive, which is one reason that it won’t go away. This white paper explores the question: How can IT govern and protect content in such ad hoc and semi-structured environments? Please download whitepaper to learn more.

Tags : document, document classification, document security, mobile, mobile workforce, cloud-based, mobile, mobile ecosystem
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands-on testing and validation of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 storage array, with a focus on autonomic simplicity, efficient unified storage, application performance, and resilience for mid-range enterprises.

Tags : esg, storeserv, storage area networks, storage management, storage virtualization, data center design and management
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: Aug 02, 2013

As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.

Tags : storage, converged storage, backup and recovery, blade servers, ip storage, network attached storage, storage area networks, storage management
    
By: Wolfe     Published Date: Apr 18, 2013

Cloud services create a compelling case to move application processing and storage out of the data center and onto the network.

Tags : ethernet, cloud, application processing, storage, data center, network, voip, unified communications
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 22, 2013

This document provides a summary of how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center supports the IBM System Storage®SAN Volume Controller.

Tags : san, reporting, virtualization, storage, productivity, backup and recovery, storage area networks, storage management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 22, 2013

Taking a more comprehensive, unified approach to managing data—recovering any data from a single console—can not only reduce your capital and operating costs, but can also provide enhanced application availability for improved IT service levels.

Tags : storage, database, mstorage management, recovery, backup, disaster recovery, backup and recovery, ip storage
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Download this paper to learn best practices for Blade environments from Jed Scaramella, research manager of IDC's Services program on behalf of HP's customers.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Featuring Virtualization Best Practices for Reducing Costs

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Read this whitepaper to learn how you can build a BladeSystem that fits your organization.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers — while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Savvy IT professionals are finding that blade servers are less expensive than traditional rack servers for most new deployments, while also delivering improvements in agility, scalability and manageability.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Sponsored by HP     Published Date: Feb 26, 2013

Modern blade solutions are the heart of flexible, cost-effective infrastructures.

Tags : blade servers, virtualization, network, storage, datacenter, cost of ownership, roi, backup and recovery
    
By: Nutanix, Inc.     Published Date: Oct 17, 2012

Join us for this hands-on, technical VDI Design Workshop where everything from choosing the right broker to zero clients and multi-site design will be discussed and analyzed.

Tags : vdi, desktop, technology, workshop, nutanix, backup and recovery, storage area networks, storage management
    
By: Nutanix, Inc.     Published Date: Oct 17, 2012

Join us for this hands-on, technical VDI Design Workshop where everything from choosing the right broker to zero clients and multi-site design will be discussed and analyzed.

Tags : vdi, desktop, technology, workshop, nutanix, backup and recovery, storage area networks, storage management
    
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