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  • FCID on two separate fabrics

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question, "Is it possible to have the same FCID appear on two separate fabrics?" 

  • SAN performance

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question about SAN performance. 

  • RAID configuration with three hard drives

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses the possibility of configuring a RAID-1 with 3 total hard drives. 

  • Double drive failures in a RAID-10 configuration

    Storage expert Greg Schulz discusses the possibility of recovering data after a double drive failure. 

  • How many servers can a SAN accommodate?

    SAN expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question: "How many servers can a SAN accommodate?" 

  • Is RAID outdated?

    In the mid-1980s a University of California, Berkeley, professor by the name of Dave Patterson, with whom I have had the pleasure of working in the past, defined the concept of Column

  • LSI buys SATA chipmaker SiliconStor

    LSI will acquire SiliconStor for $55 million in cash; NetApp profits slip; Brocade pushes interop with McData. 

  • Integrating iSCSI and FC storage

    Mixing iSCSI with Fibre Channel (FC) allows you to make more efficient use of installed storage capacity, but marrying the two protocols isn't without its challenges. Bringing iSCSI into existing FC SANs raises integration issues and leads to a somew... 

  • Download SAN Guide Chapter 2: Connectivity (PDF)

    You asked for it, so here it is -- a printable version of our SAN All-In-One Guide. Download Chapter 2: Connectivity in .pdf format now. 

  • oversubscription

    Oversubscription, in a SAN (storage area network) switching environment, is the practice of connecting multiple devices to the same switch port to optimize switch use... (Continued)