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  • Host bus adapter (HBA) architecture explained

    HBAs are integral pieces of a SAN environment -- they connect the server to the SAN -- but few storage administrators know how to configure them. 

  • SAN technology quiz

    By taking this exam, you can evaluate your knowledge of storage area network (SAN) technologies. 

  • How to purchase SAN upgrades

    Every storage area network will inevitably grow to keep pace with the changing needs of enterprise storage. Growth implies more storage capacity, but raw capacity is just the beginning. Growth also means meeting the demand for improved SAN performanc... 

  • Learn all about RAID storage

    This handbook describes the different levels of RAID technology and explains how storage administrators can choose the appropriate RAID level. 

  • Handbook: Best practices for SAN expansion

    Best practices for SAN expansion include options for integrating SAN and NAS or iSCSI and Fibre Channel, evaluating capacity planning tools, as well as upgrading switches, disk arrays and HBAs. 

  • Storage networking equipment finalists 2007

    Find out who the finalists are in the storage networking equipment category of the 2007 Products of the Year competition conducted by SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine. 

  • Finalists for storage Products of the Year 2007 awards

    See who the finalists are in the five storage categories of the 2007 Products of the Year competition conducted by SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine. The categories are backup and disaster recovery software; backup hardware; disk and disk... 

  • Learn all about LUNs

    A LUN is the unique address for a SCSI device or a virtual hard disk partition in a RAID configuration. This handbook tells how to manage and partition LUNs. 

  • Take precautions when integrating SAN and NAS

    Today, SAN and NAS platforms routinely exist side by side and are often interconnected so their respective benefits can be pooled. However, storage administrators must take great care when connecting SAN and NAS. Here are eight best practices for int... 

  • How to select a storage capacity planning tool

    To select a storage management and capacity planning tool, first calculate how much storage is available and how much of your total storage capacity is actually being used.