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Learn about the benefits of hybrid cloud-based backup and business continuity technology,
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Are you up to date on SAN technologies? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of the SAN. This final exam isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new SAN SAN Learning Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)
This technology is designed to transmit data between computer devices at data rates of up to 4 gigabits per second (Gbps). (Hint: Two words) Your answer:
A performance test tool for tuning Windows environments, this can also be used to tune performance in iSCSI SANs.
Edge switches are known by another name, what is it?
According to Charles Clark, this technology dates back to the 1980s in the field of telephony. It made its first appearance in voice networks as a means of automating certain aspects of network management. (Hint: Two words)
This practice creates a layer of abstraction that insulates an application from the hardware layer. This allows administrators to gather, organize, allocate and manage storage hardware without regard for the applications or servers that use it. (Hint: Two words)
This type of switch offers massive scalability for the SAN, yet can be managed as a single platform.Your answer:
Mainstream adoption of 8 Gbps is not expected until what year?
So, are you up to date when it comes to SAN technologies? E-mail us and let us know.
04 Apr 2008
Online marketer Pentius turned to server flash cache to accelerate performance for OLTP, with an assist from PernixData FVP clustering software.
Key to OCZ's new SQL Accelerator is Direct Pass Caching software that abstracts data at the block level.
Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting explains what causes read disturbs and how flash vendors are mitigating the issue.
Gridstore beefs up capacity for its Hyper-V storage arrays and integrates management through Microsoft Windows Systems Center.
NCS launches hyper-converged systems with storage, compute and networking to handle a virtual desktop infrastructure with up to 5,000 VMs.
If you're still buying separate servers, network and storage, you might consider converged infrastructure systems as a modern alternative.
IBM expands its SoftLayer services with Elastic Storage on Cloud, using GPFS and Watson technology.
Microsoft plans to use InMage Scout software as a piece of its cloud disaster recovery offering and to run on a data protection appliance.
NetApp and EMC join the lineup of storage vendors gearing up to support Microsoft Azure by linking private storage to the public cloud.
Jon Toigo discusses why software-defined products are growing in popularity as differentiation decreases among hardware-specific products.
Jon Toigo discusses whether software-defined data centers are an advancement or just a recasting of already familiar technologies.
In this segment of his Storage Decisions presentation, Jon Toigo discusses myths about software-defined data centers and disaster recovery.
StorNext 5 and pay-as-you-go pricing included in Quantum DXi6900 backup appliance; challenges four EMC Data Domain configurations.
Brien Posey discusses how the ability to replicate and run virtual machines in the cloud is changing data protection and DR for SMBs.
Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses whether backup modernization is vendor hype and whether it means the end of legacy backup.
News of a Nirvanix partnership filled in some details about Dell's cloud storage strategy, but the company still treats its cloud plans as a secret.
In our latest Storage Radio podcast, SearchStorage.com editors discuss the Riverbed Whitewater cloud data backup appliance for enterprise backups.
Deduplication is an important strategy for disaster recovery. Learn more about data dedupe solutions in this expert tip by Paul Kirvan.
Learn the benefits of becoming a Hitachi Data Systems reseller partner with our Partner Program Checklist.
Learn the benefits of becoming a Yosemite Technologies reseller partner with our Partner Program Checklist.
Learn about data management software vendor CommVault, Inc.'s partner program in this standardized checklist.