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  • Bass-ackwards storage architecture and five steps to prevent it, part one

    For the past five years, many companies have been fielding storage infrastructure that aligned more with the business requirements of their vendors than with their own needs. To avoid the pitfalls of bass-ackwards infrastructure and to get back to ri... 

  • HDS CTO talks storage management

    Hu Yoshida, CTO at Hitachi, predicts it'll be five years before standards evolve enough for users to control all storage with one tool. 

  • Creating LUNs to allocate storage on a SCSI target

    This advice explains the purpose of creating LUNs and details reasons for creating multiple LUNs. 

  • Creating LUNs to access and classify storage volumes

    Greg Schulz explains the purpose of creating LUNs and details reasons for creating multiple LUNs. 

  • Creating LUNs to simplify system management

    This expert answer explains the purpose of creating LUNs and details reasons for creating multiple LUNs. 

  • Four experts in four minutes: Creating LUNs

    This tip explains the purpose of creating LUNs and details reasons for creating multiple LUNs. 

  • buffer credits or buffer-to-buffer credits (BBCs)

    Buffer credits, also called buffer-to-buffer credits (BBCs), allow data communication in a Fibre Channelstorage area network (SAN) where there are long spans of fiber opticcable. 

  • SAN routing

    SAN (storage area network) routing is a technology used for interconnecting SAN islands (separately designated logical portions of a storage area network) within a larger network. 

  • storage area management (SAM)

    Storage area management (SAM) is a still-evolving set of procedures, services, and standards for comprehensively managing the infrastructure of a storage area network (SAN), including all components within all servers, the disk arrays, the tape libra... 

  • SAN file system

    A SAN file system (that is, a storage area network file system) is programming that enables the sharing of the same copies of files stored on common storage media among multiple servers that may have different operating systems.