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  • 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) 

  • unified storage (network unified storage or NUS)

    Unified storage (sometimes termed network unified storage or NUS) is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device. To this end, a unified storage system consolidates file-based and block-based ... 

  • storage provisioning

    Storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage, usually in the form of server disk drive space, in order to optimize the performance of a storage area network (SAN)...(Continued) 

  • thin provisioning (TP)

    Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks... (Continued) 

  • fat provisioning (FP)

    Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity... (Continued) 

  • partition

    In personal computers, a partition is a logical division of a hard disk created so that you can have different operating systems on the same hard disk or to create the appearance of having separate hard drives for file management, multiple users, or ... 

  • storage resource management (SRM)

    Storage resource management (SRM) is the process of optimizing the efficiency and speed with which the available drive space is utilized in a storage area network (SAN). 

  • SAN island

    A SAN island is a storage area network (SAN) that exists as a discrete, isolated entity within a larger SAN. The components of a SAN island are usually all located in the same building, or even within a single room. 

  • 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.