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How to Use a Network Appliance SAN for Server and Storage Consolidation
If you’re dealing with increasing demands on your server storage by adding servers one at a time, the number of servers is growing hand in hand with management

san storage network  storage. However, NAS and SAN storage (such as NetApp Network Storage) enables many high availability (HA) , disaster recovery (DR) , and quality of service (QoS) features in VI3. The company chose both NAS and Fibre Channel SAN to allow storage to be consolidated onto the existing NetApp storage systems. Although building a new Fibre Channel infrastructure can be expensive, the VMware/Network Appliance server to storage consolidation project server count was cut dramatically and overall expenditures

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Network Data Protection Playbook: Network Security Best Practice for Protecting Your Organization


Malicious hacking and illegal access are just a few of the reasons companies lose precious corporate data every year. As the number of network security breaches increase, companies must find ways to protect data beyond the perimeter of their businesses. But how do they build a data-defensible architecture that will protect data on an ever-evolving network? The answer: by first developing an in-depth defense strategy.

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How to Centrally Manage SAN Storage Configuration and Assignment for Microsoft Windows Servers


Microsoft System Management Server 2003 and Operations Manager 2005 storage monitoring solutions provide the necessary tools to centrally manage and monitor Windows client and server infrastructure. Now, Sanbolic’s LaScala clustered volume manager and related products offer a complementary toolkit which enables administrators to centrally configure and assign storage assets in a storage area network (SAN) environment.

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Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Storage Resources


Organizations of all sizes face similar challenges when managing storage—not enough capacity or protection. Help has arrived with Internet small computer system interface storage area networks (iSCSI SANs)—and they're steadily gaining momentum. With iSCSI SANs, businesses can effectively manage their storage needs, while lowering costs and increasing security. Find out why many industry leaders are choosing iSCSI today.

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Scalable NAS and SAN Storage Systems Using Melio Cluster File System With Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2


Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 is frequently deployed in small or midsize applications. And while many customers view it as an excellent small network-attached storage (NAS) solution, they often move to larger, proprietary file server appliances when their needs expand beyond its capacity. This approach, however, adds more expense and complexity. But with Sanbolic’s Melio Cluster, capacity can be added as needed.

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BYOD Without Tears: The Impact and Challenge for Network Engineers


Bring your own device (BYOD) is as much a sign of cultural change as it is an indicator of prevailing technology trends. But network performance and security concerns can arise when employees want to use their personal devices at work. This white paper looks at the challenges of integrating BYOD with corporate networks in a way that BYOD does not compromise connectivity or performance for established wired and wireless users.

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10 Reasons to Use Storage Performance Validation Processes


From determining the best flash/SSD deployment strategy to ensuring a smooth private cloud migration, storage architects have a better way to ensure performance and optimize costs for their future storage products. Read this info brief on the top 10 reasons to adopt storage workload modeling.

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Counting the Cost of Network Efficiency


It is hard to quantify the costs of poor network or application management, but they include lost productivity due to time spent fixing problems and increased capital and operating expenses. But when creating IT budgets, organizations need to consider the impact of investment in network and application management on overall revenues. IT efficiency should be a priority item for any corporate agenda, and executives need to understand that the network is not only a core part of what their organization does, but plays a key role in achieving business goals.

There is actually a direct correlation between network performance and application performance. There is of course intrinsic value in network hardware and software, but more importantly many people in the organization rely on the applications that the network supports—so if the network is running slowly, users’ applications will slow down too. Hence a budget priority should be where changes in the network are needed to avoid problems arising or improve application performance and hence overall productivity.

This white paper makes a case for the organizational need for solutions and tools which provide network performance information and help identify problems and their causes and areas where improvements should be made, making it possible for budgetary decisions to be based on performance data. It looks at questions the IT team needs to ask to get to the heart of network problems and find the best solution, as well as three categories of network improvements, and also details how an AANPM, or application aware network performance management solution, takes an application-centric approach to network issues and can lead to faster problem solving, reducing downtime, increasing productivity, and saving troubleshooting time.

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Validating the Effect of Dedupe/Compression on Storage Performance


This info sheet looks at how to measure the effect of deduplication (dedupe) and compression on storage performance. It all boils down to generating data content patterns that sufficiently stress a storage array.

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Network Instruments


Network Instruments provides in-depth network intelligence and continuous network availability through innovative analysis solutions. Enterprise network professionals depend on Network Instruments’ Observer product line for unparalleled network visibility to efficiently solve network problems and manage deployments. By combining a powerful management console with high-performance analysis appliances, Observer simplifies problem resolution and optimizes network and application performance. The company continues to lead the industry in ROI with its advanced Distributed Network Analysis (NI-DNA™) architecture, which successfully integrates comprehensive analysis functionality across heterogeneous networks through a single monitoring interface. Network Instruments is headquartered in Minneapolis with sales offices worldwide and distributors in over 50 countries.

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Storage Buying Criteria for Small and Midsized Enterprises


Five criteria usually dominate storage purchase decisions in the small and midsized enterprise (SME) marketplace: product features and functions; cost; reliability; service; and support. Using these criteria, SMEs often find that their final shortlists of vendors include storage products from EMC and IBM. Find out what criteria your SME should use to choose between these two vendor’s offerings.

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