Scaling SAN Fabric Throughput Using 4Gb-per-second HBAs

An ever-increasing demand on storage area networks (SANs) has meant a necessary evolution of throughput standards. SAN administrators are now burdened with multiple generations of SAN host bus adaptors (HBAs)—and unwieldy management overhead. A scalable HBA architecture might provide just the functions you need to address your cost, performance, backward compatibility, and future scalability concerns.

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Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces. Read More

Network Monitoring & Troubleshooting for Dummies (Second Edition)

This book introduces you to the common challenges today’s information technology (IT) teams face with respect to managing the performance of their network. It presents a new way to think about how you monitor your network, troubleshoot issues, identify security threats, and plan for changes to your network and your IT infrastructure.

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Veeam and FlexPod Availability for the Modern Data Center

Data centers today are complex business environments that provide IT administrators with a host of challenges. Customers, partners, suppliers, and geographically-dispersed employees require constant access to information. This document from Veeam Software outlines the company’s approach to data management, including scaling capacity and reducing overall IT costs. Read More

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iSCSI storage area networks (SANs) offer an alternative for building SANs. Consolidating storage in a SAN offers storage management and scaling benefits for data centers, and iSCSI support in Windows Server 2003 makes connecting servers to an iSCSI SAN easier and more affordable. Read this technical briefing to understand best practices and the benefits of using an iSCSI SAN with SQL Server 2005. Read More

Choosing HBAs for Linux Environments

IT managers know that choosing the Linux host bus adapter (HBA) for their data center infrastructures can impact the reliability of their systems. That is why Linux-based servers are being deployed in many enterprises. You can use the reliability of QLogic storage area networks (SANs) to drive more value from your SAN investments—giving your IT managers increased reliability and scalability in a hardware portfolio. Read More

Benefits and Methods of SAN Extension Using QLogic Switches and Routers

Realize the benefits of storage area networks (SANs) by using public or private networks. The benefits of SANs include centralized data management, back up, and restoration of data, as well as remote archiving for disaster recovery and business continuity. Host bus adapters (HBAs), switches, and multiprotocol routers are the keys to the fibre channel network—and the high-quality of select remote sites. Read More
 
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