Fibre Channel (FC) SAN

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  • Caringo CAStor object storage saves credit union services firm

    Credit union services firm turns to Caringo CAStor object storage to store proprietary images that choked its Fibre Channel SAN; finds the best backup was no back up at all. 

  • Oracle storage strategy: Make our apps run better

    Oracle executives say their storage strategy is to sell storage systems that run their databases and other apps faster and more efficiently. 

  • Dot Hill beefs up entry-level SAN with 3 TB drives; other storage news

    Dot Hill adds 3 TB drives, improves remote replication for AssuredSAN entry-level SAN; Symantec survey finds private/hybrid clouds hot topic for IT shops; more data storage news. 

  • LUN zoning

    LUN zoning is a method of configuring SAN fabric to match logical unit numbers (LUNs) to the proper servers. As a rule, end devices such as hosts can only see and access storage within their zone. Limiting access in this way improves security and all... 

  • LUN masking

    LUN masking is a further constraint added to zoning, subdividing access to the port so that only LUNs authorized to access a specific server can access the corresponding port. 

  • FCoE SAN multi-hop technology primer

    FCoE SAN is growing in popularity, but the lack of multi-hop switching support remains a problem. Find out what vendors and users are doing to improve FCoE performance. 

  • World Wide Name (WWN)

    A World Wide Name (WWN) is a unique identifier that is assigned to a manufacturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and hard-coded into a Fibre Channel (FC) device. 

  • Cisco expands Fibre Channel over Ethernet support; adds multihop FCoE

    Cisco adds Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support to MDS 9500 storage switch, Nexus 7000 data center switch and NX-OS operating system for multihop FCoE 

  • Community association group revamps data storage management

    Associa needed a data storage management overhaul to keep up with years of expansion and a move to a virtual server environment; switches to Pillar Data SAN. 

  • NetApp buys LSI's Engenio for high-performance block storage

    NetApp expands its storage platform by paying $480 million for LSI's Engenio Fibre Channel block storage division. Wants to reach new set of customers with intense block-based storage needs.