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SAN basics: All the tools you need to purchase a storage-area network

Whether you're purchasing a SAN for the first time or looking to upgrade, this guide walks you through the buying process from start to finish.


Avago's PCIe switch chips boost hyperscale performance

Hyperscale systems and high-performance computing environments can gain performance boosts from Avago's PEX9700 PCI Express switch chips.


Don't cast out DR for high-availability just yet, says Toigo

Jon Toigo discusses why, despite their benefits, high-availability features are not a full replacement for a good disaster recovery plan.


Load DynamiX targets workload modeling

The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

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    Linear Tape-Open (LTO)

    Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is a high-capacity tape storage technology that is open format, giving users access to compatible products from many suppliers.

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    DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a common type of random access memory (RAM) used in personal computers, workstations and servers.

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    logical unit number (LUN)

    A logical unit number (LUN) identifies one or more physical or virtual storage devices to a SCSI initiator in a host server to enable data exchange.

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