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  • SAN fine tuning: Get the most from your storage

    The way key SAN components, principally HBAs and switches, are configured will determine overall SAN performance. If you know what to look for and how to make adjustments, performance problems can be greatly reduced. 

  • Switch-level storage virtualization

    Virtualization allows administrators to gather, organize, allocate and manage storage hardware without regard for the applications or servers that use it. When properly implemented, storage virtualization eliminates forgotten or partially -used disks... 

  • VARs like QLogic's new storage products, question support

    Resellers applaud QLogic's move into high-end switches, routers and InfiniBand HBAs but hope that the company steps up its resources to support the more technical products. 

  • Storage Clips: MIT promises 'groundbreaking IP storage'

    Could it be the IP multicasting hinted at by an analyst last week that "scares the hell out of the industry"? 

  • User connects EMC Clariions over Cisco for DR

    It took five rounds of talks with EMC and some technical help from Cisco, but AQR Capital has a working DR plan connecting EMC Clariions over 50 miles using Cisco. 

  • ISCSI SANs: How to alleviate the congestion

    Careful configuration of an iSCSI SAN will usually preclude most problems. But for slow network performance, adapter and switch settings can help speed things up. 

  • Storage Clips: Brocade reorganizes channel program

    Brocade combines its Elite and Tapestry Partner programs into the Brocade Alliance Partner program, offering development funds to appropriate partners. 

  • Kindred Healthcare switches McData for Cisco

    Out of ports on its McData directors and switches, Kindred Healthcare made a bold move and replaced everything with four Cisco MDS 9509 directors. 

  • Storage Clips: Indonesian bank picks Cisco SAN

    PT. Bank Lippo, Indonesia's first private bank, has implemented a SAN from Cisco. 

  • Not just a big switch

    Fibre Channel directors don't just provide lots of ports, they also offer ways to connect disparate SANs, isolate data and devices within a fabric, and configure throughput for specific applications. We look at how the big three directors match up.