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  • SAN School: Lesson 9

    In lesson 9 of's "SAN School", professor Christopher Poelker discusses the merits of backup over the SAN. 

  • SAN School: Lesson 1

    Do you need a SAN? Lesson #1 explores what a SAN is, the basic benefits of a SAN and which applications are best suited for a SAN. 

  • SAN School: Lesson 8

    To create a full scale network you will probably have to tie your SANs together. Lesson 8 of's "SAN School" looks at how to extend the SAN, connectivity between SANs and SAN islands, IP storage, virtualization (in-band, out-of-band)... 

  • SAN School: Lesson 11

    Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what point-in-time copy is, how to figure space requirements, what you need to know about creating snapshots and what software-based copy solutions are available. 

  • SAN School: Lesson 12

    Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on the management considerations you need to be aware of when running your SANs. This is a top down look at SAN management. 

  • SAN School: Lesson 5

    This lesson explores the most important things you need to consider when building a SAN from the ground up. 

  • SAN School: Lesson 7

    If you are ready to implement your SAN, this lesson is for you. The lesson covers how to choose which applications/servers belong in your SAN, installing HBAs, loading firmware, starting drivers, setting the topology, testing for connectivity and zon... 

  • SAN School: Lesson 13

    Lesson 13 of SAN School takes a look at your storage outsourcing options. This chapter is devoted to SLAs, creating RFPs, and how to work with vendors and consultants. 

  • Learning Guide: SAN

    It doesn't matter if you're a SAN beginner or a veteran. Our SAN Learning Guide has all the latest information. Find out if a SAN is right for you, how to configure one, the best way to manage it and how a SAN figures into your backup plans. 

  • Crash Course: Clustered storage

    Clustering keeps servers and storage running smoothly, as well as offering performance and availability benefits. But with a variety of architectures to choose from, and an ever-increasing buffet of products on the market, how do you know which type ...