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Managing Private and Hybrid Clouds for Data Storage
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

Many organisations, driven by the opportunities for significant cost-savings, are considering cloud computing and cloud storage solutions, which take advantage of Web-based technologies to allow scalable, virtualized IT resources to be provided as a service over the network. Not a new technology in itself, cloud computing is a new business model wrapped around existing technologies, such as server virtualization, to make the use of information technology resources more efficient.

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Solutions Guide for Data-At-Rest
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance into some of the factors you should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions. As with any security project, acquiring technology is not the only step to properly protecting your data. Part of this process should include an evaluation of the current processes and security controls in place, such as physical access controls, environmental controls, and administrative controls. While there is no single set of requirements that applies to all organizations, this Guide can provide some baseline considerations.

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Fibre Channel over Ethernet in the Data Center: An Introduction
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a newly proposed standard that is being developed by INCITS T11. The FCoE protocol specification maps Fibre Channel natively over Ethernet and is independent of the Ethernet forwarding scheme. FCoE simplifies customer environments by using Ethernet and allowing the industry to avoid creating another, separate protocol for I/O consolidation. Read on.

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Storage Operations Version 1.0
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

The energy required to support data center IT operations is becoming a central concern worldwide. For some data centers, additional energy supply is simply not available, either due to finite power generation capacity in certain regions or the inability of the power distribution grid to accommodate more lines. Read on.

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Solid State Storage 101 - An introduction to Solid State Storage
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

Solid state data storage is gaining significant acceptance today. Storage based on Ram Access Memory (RAM) and Flash chips instead of mechanical hard disk drives is earning much greater attention by meeting the market requirements for reliability, performance, and cost more effectively than ever before. Read on.

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NAND Flash Solid State Storage for the Enterprise
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

NAND Flash-based solid state storage (SSS) solutions, as they exist today, offer unparalleled performance combined with a level of data integrity and availability for mission-critical data that matches and potentially exceeds storage solutions based on mechanical, magnetic drives. Long associated with consumer electronics, NAND Flash has become a viable storage medium for commercial and governmental information systems, often referred to collectively as enterprise applications.

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A Data Protection Taxonomy
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

The purpose of any taxonomy is to enable the subject matter to be studied better. This paper presents a data protection taxonomy, that is, a classification of aspects relevant to data protection, that the industry is encouraged to use as a reference when asking and answering questions about data protection. This taxonomy is defined in terms of who, where, what, why, and how. Read on.

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Best Practices for Energy Efficient Storage Operations Version 1.0
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

The energy required to support data center IT operations is becoming a central concern worldwide. For some data centers, additional energy supply is simply not available, either due to finite power generation capacity in certain regions or the inability of the power distribution grid to accommodate more lines. Read on.

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Implementing, Serving, and Using Cloud Storage
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

Organisations of all types are trying to control costs and satisfy increasing demands at the same time— demands created by explosive data growth and ever-changing regulations. To address these challenges, storage industry professionals are turning to cloud computing and cloud storage solutions.

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FIBRE CHANNEL SOLUTIONS GUIDE - state of the fibre channel industry
By SNIA | 5/8/2011

Today’s data explosion presents unprecedented challenges incorporating a wide range of application requirements such as database, transaction processing, data warehousing, imaging, integrated audio/video, real-time computing, and collaborative projects. For nearly a decade storage area networks (SANs) have become mainstays for companies looking to increase storage utilisation and manageability while reducing costs.

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