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Storage Basics: Clustered File Systems

August 18, 2009
Clustered file systems can give you an easy route to highly available storage. We outline some of the options.
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Achieving Robust Clustered Storage with Linux and GFS

June 24, 2009
Clustered file systems can give your storage environment greater resilience. Using Linux GFS, we show you an example.
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Manage iSCSI Sprawl With iSNS Servers

March 6, 2009
The Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) protocol can ease the pain of iSCSI data storage management.
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Storage Basics: Is IP Storage Viable?

March 28, 2008
iSCSI is a media darling, but it might not belong on your demanding enterprise storage network. Weigh its benefits against Fibre Channel before proceeding, and remember that short-term cost factors have long-term consequences.
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Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Storage Routing

March 21, 2008
Routing for your storage network is a non-standardized thicket that's nothing like what you're used to on your IP networks, but it pays to understand how it works.
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Storage Networking Basics: Planning Your Fabric

January 18, 2008
You can throw up a SAN in no time, but ensuring scalability takes careful planning.
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Storage Networking Basics: Reaping the Benefits of a SAN

December 7, 2007
SANs can do some pretty fancy things that would otherwise be impossible.
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Storage Networking Basics: Configuring SAN-Attached Servers

November 15, 2007
Networked storage isn't a plug-and-play proposition. Here's how to configure your configure your storage for optimal reliability.
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Storage Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel Zones

November 9, 2007
Getting zoning right is key to building a manageable storage network. Here's what you need to know to structure yours.
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Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel Domains

November 2, 2007
Anyone can plug in a SAN. Understanding Fibre Channel domains, address assignment and VSANs will help you make that SAN resilient to change.
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Storage Networking Basics: Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol

October 12, 2007
Troubleshooting a SAN requires some knowledge of how the underlying protocols work. Here's the Fibre Channel protocol in-depth.
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Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel

October 5, 2007
Fibre Channel has long been the main storage area networking protocol, and for good reason.
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Storage Networking Basics: Configuring Disk Arrays

September 28, 2007
It involves some tedium, but configuring disk arrays is the most critical part of building a SAN. Here's what you need to know.
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