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  • All you need to know about storage area network switches

    Today, many storage area network switches provide powerful features that can help administrators organize and manage the storage network, including storage virtualization, provisioning/zoning, ISL trunking, performance planning and security features ... 

  • Director or not, Brocade Backbone surfaces

    Brocade is positioning its new DCX Backbone, which supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, as a device that can manage the entire data center, rather than just SANs, putting it squarely in competition with Cisco's Data Center 3.0. 

  • 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 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 and Storage magazine. The categories are backup and disaster recovery software; backup hardware; disk and disk... 

  • Storage Outlook '08: Building out iSCSI SANs

    David Dulek at Fastenal Company Purchasing says adding iSCSI SANs using newly installed Cisco director switches will be top priority for his company in the new year. 

  • How to create a SAN performance baseline

    To understand SAN performance and what is normal SAN behavior, you must have a performance baseline. 

  • Switch upgrades and replacements

    In this chapter of our guide to SAN expansion best practices, you'll learn about the physical limitations of switches, how to architect the switching infrastructure and how to find opportunities to deploy ISCSI. 

  • How to add more channels to a network

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question: "What is the best way to get more channels in my network?" 

  • LUN management at the heart of SAN configuration

    LUNs are the basic vehicle for delivering storage, but provisioning SAN storage isn't just a matter of creating LUNs or volumes; the SAN fabric itself must be configured so that disks and their LUNs are matched to the appropriate servers. Proper conf... 

  • Storage Area Network School: Table of contents

    What is a storage area network? What are the benefits and pitfalls of installation? How can a SAN fit into your organization? These questions and more are answered in our Storage Area Network School.