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Storage Area Network (SAN) News
April 29, 2014
Ethernet has made advances with packet dropping and speed in recent years, but Fibre Channel remains the SAN protocol of choice for performance.
August 23, 2013
Continuity Software's AvailabilityGuard enterprise suite of risk detection products now scans FC switches with the addition of SAN configuration app.
July 03, 2013
Red Hat Storage Server's early adopters see promising results in small projects requiring ease of scalability, high availability and replication.
November 05, 2012
Even with features appealing to the enterprise, Windows Storage Server 2012 will likely remain most popular among SMBs.
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There are three tenets of designing an iSCSI network correctly. Proper iSCSI deployment yields affordable and reliable network access for the SAN. Continue Reading
In this podcast interview, Bob Laliberte discusses what FCoE is, its market impact and its effect on the channel, if it’s here to stay and more. Continue Reading
IPv6 addressing brings benefits to storage networking in terms of scalability and performance, without big downsides for storage administrators. Continue Reading
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Moving to 16 Gbps FC makes sense for IT shops with new and heavily virtualized servers, solid-state storage and test firm president advises. Continue Reading
When it comes to selecting the right type of storage architecture for your customer, there are some basic factors that can help you determine the best solution. Learn how to decide if NAS, FC SAN or iSCSI SAN is right for your customer. Continue Reading
How will the appearance of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet standard change the dynamics within the S
Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a protocol that may challenge iSCSI for storage connectivity dominance. Fibre Channel over Ethernet is fairly easy to map to an existing SAN and also brings the possible of 10gig Ethernet in customers shops. Continue Reading
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PART I During the recent EMCworld event in Las Vegas among other things, EMC announced ViPR (read announcement here) . Note that this ViPR is not...Continue Reading
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SAN backup is crucial for supporting continuous uptime, especially in life-and-death situations that commonly arise in healthcare. Continue Reading
Headlines: Community management association firm switches to Pillar Data SAN, thin provisioning and QoS to cope with storage challenges after rapid growth and server virtualization project. Continue Reading
Headlines: Dell aquired Compellent Technologies for $820 million, and is now looking for more storage acquisitions, with data management the top priority. Continue Reading
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Find out what the considerations are for VARs with customers looking for both file and block storage in a single device. Continue Reading
Learn how to cut the VDI cost related to storage using storage efficiency techniques such as thin provisioning, linked clones and deduplication as well as software from Virsto. Continue Reading
Find out which SMB SAN solutions might be a good fit for your customers. Storage networking options examined include Fibre Channel, FCoE, InfiniBand, iSCSI, AoE and SAS. Continue Reading