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ACRONYMS / TERMS - Storage (partial list)

3PAR - HP's 3PAR Inc. is a manufacturer of systems and software for data storage and information management. HP 3PAR - Wikipedia HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage - HP Official Site 6B/10B - 6B/10B 64B/66B - 64B/66B 1G - Gigabit Ethernet - 1000 Mbps 10G 10Gbe 40Gbe 100Gbe Active - I/O is assigned to, and routed to storage controllers in the Active State (contrast to the Passive state). Active-Active - Both (Dual) Storage Controllers are Active (contrast to Active-Passive). Both storage controllers own LUNs and I/O is sent to both controllers. Active-Passive - One storage controller is Active the other is Passive (in standby mode)). If the Active controller fails, the LUNS may be moved to the non-failed controller (Fail-Over [FO]). ADG - (HP's) Advance Data Guarding = RAID ADG - ProLiant Storage - Advanced Data Guarding - Overview - ProLiant Storage - Advanced Data Guarding - Questions AMS - Adaptable Modular Storage (Hitachi) AoE - ATA over Ethernet. Click here for more information BCP - BCP Utility - Bulk Copy Program - MSDN (Microsoft). The bcp utility bulk copies data between an instance of Microsoft SQL Server and a data file in a user-specified format. bcp Utility - MSDN - Microsoft Bulk Copy Program - Wikipedia BLOB - Binary Large OBject (or BLOb). BLOB - Wikipedia Block (Storage Devices) - SAN = Data is moved in blocks of bytes, rather than by files. Block - wikipedia BVC - Business Continuous Volumes - is a symmetrix device with special attributes. It can function either as an additional mirror or a separate host addresable volume. Establishing BCV devices as mirror images of active production volumes allows you to run multiple business continuity tasks in parallel. - BVC - UNIXLOG CAS - Content-Addressable Storage (associative storage). Same type of storage as FCS. CAS - Wikipedia Ceph CIFS - Common Internet File System (created by Microsoft). Click here for more CIFS information CIM - Common Information Model (DMTF). The CIM Specification describes the language, naming, Meta Schema and mapping techniques to other management models such as SNMP MIBs, and DMTF MIFs etc. The Meta Schema is a formal definition of the model. It defines the terms used to express the model and their usage and semantics. The elements of the Meta Schema are Classes, Properties, and Methods. The Meta Schema also supports Indications and Associations as types of Classes and References as types of Properties. Click here for more CIM information CIMSAN - The CIM/WBEM managed SAN or "CIM-SAN", is the first permanent and "open" multi-vendor development and demonstration environment for accelerating the implementation of CIM/WBEM technology into products - SNIA. See also: CIMSAN. See also: WBEM CMPI - Common Manageability Programming Interface (computer storage API) CNA - Converged Network Adapter ControlCenter - EMC's ControlCenter. Handles Symmetrix real and virtual provisioning via GUI. DAE - Disk Array Enclosure (EMC). Click here for more DAE information DAFS - The DAFS protocol is a new file-access protocol designed to take advantage of emerging RDMA (remote direct memory access) interconnect technologies such as InfiniBand, VI and iWARP. The protocol will dramatically enhance the performance, reliability and scalability of web farm, compute farm, e-commerce and database applications in data center environments. Click here for more DAFS information Direct Access File System (DAFS) Research Direct Access File System DAFS: A New High-Performance Networked File System Federated DAFS: Scalable Cluster-based Direct Access File Servers - PDF DAS - Direct Attached Storage. Click here for more DAS information DASD - Direct Access Storage Device Data at Rest - Tier 3 (Far line) Data Storage Data on the Edge - "the majority of a typical company's data doesn't reside on data center storage - it lives on the "edge." The edge may be desktop PCs, laptops or even smart phones and PDAs" - Protecting Data on the Edge - HP data deduplication - the elimination of redundant data = capacity optimization = single-instance storage. "In the deduplication process, duplicate data is deleted, leaving only one copy of the data to be stored" - Deduplication - Wikipedia Data deduplication - wikipedia One, disputed method, is to use a Hash to compare two records to determine if one record is a duplicate of another. Some "experts" claim that a Hash collsion (different records yeild the same hash) may cause loss of unique data. What is progressive deduplication? How to Leverage Data Deduplication to Green Your Data Center Three Tips for Making the Right Choice between CDP and Deduplication For more HPDP information, click here - PDF Data Protection Software - HP Data Protector HP Data Protector software - PDF - HP Data Domain is considered the leader in the field of Deduplication. EMC won the bidding war, and has acquired Data Domain (beating NetApp). Understanding the HP Data Deduplication Strategy: Why One Size Doesn't Fit Everyone Click here for more information about Data Domain DCX - High Performance Brocade Fibre and Ethernet Switch Brocade DCX Backbone Diligent's cool clarity - Believing it can blow the enterprise de-dupe opposition away "Diligent can produce de-duping speeds up to five times faster than other suppliers, such as Data Domain", so says the above article. Diligent's de-dupe approach Diligent's (an IBM company) web page NetApp's use of deduplication Deduplication - The NetApp Approach Note as I understand it, NetApp has been using Data Domain's data deduplication. DDD - Defunct Disk Drive - if a physical drive fails, the DHS becomes a DDD - RAID-5E DDF - (Common RAID) Data Disk Format (SNIA). Click here for more DDF information DHS - Distributed Hot Spare - a virutal hot spare made from unused disk space - RAID-5E Director Class Switches - SAN Director Class Switches - A fault-tolerant Fibre Channel switch that typically has a high port count and may serve as a central switch to other fabrics. SAN switch market: Director-class switches help fabrics grow Cisco MDS 9000 Family The director switch - - TechTarget Director-class switch - Encyclopedia DMV - data management virtualization. See also Actifio, who coined the term DPE - Disk Processor Enclosure (EMC) DR - Disaster Recovery Disaster Recovery - Wikipedia DSM - The Device Specific Module (DSM) is a function of the storage vendor and should be obtained from the storage vender. ECC - EMC ControlCenter. Handles Symmetrix real and virtual provisioning via it's GUI. ControlCenter - Enterprise Cloud Computing Management - EMC EMC ControlCenter - PDF E-CLI - IBM / LSI's Command Line Interpreter for IBM and LSI Mid and small-range Storage systems. NetApp bought LSI. Click here for more information about E-CLI eSTAT - external SATA (attached outside of the server or DVR box). see also eSATA ESB - Enterprise Service Bus. see: ESB FAN - File Area Networking. see aslo: FAN Far Line Storage - Tier 3 (Data at Rest) Data Storage FAS - Fabric Attached Storage (NetApp) - A combined storage technology that can use SAN and NAS, or networked storage. FAS - Fiber Attached (FAS) storage FAS - Fixed Content Storage. Same type of storage as CAS FATA - The Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) drives was developed jointly with Hewlett-Packard Co. Click here for more FATA information FCoE - Fibre Channel over Ethernet. see also: FCoE FCS - Fibre Channel SAN - An oxymoronic reference to a storage deployment topology more appropriately named "switched, server-attached storage" or "Fibre Channel Fabric". Benefits for Fibre Channel (FC) SANs - NetApp White Paper FCS - Fixed Content Storage (same as CAS) FCIP - Fibre Channel over IP - encapsulates Fibre Channel frames within TCP/IP for linking Fibre Channel SANs over wide areas. Provides IP connections between FC SNA islands. Click here for more FCIP information FDE - Full Disk Encryption. see also: FDE Fibre Channel Class [1-3] Service FICON - (IBM's) Fiber Connectivity - FICON - wikipedia These days, used primarily for connection to z/Architecture mainframes. FICON can also be used on high-end IBM Data Storage (DS8000 = Shark) units. Wikipedia says that these devices can use FICON: EMC: DMX & Symmetrix Hitachi Data Systems: Lightning & Universal Storage Platform IBM System Storage: Server (Shark), DS6000 & DS8000 Sun: StorageTek V2X4f and these tape systems: IBM: Virtual Tape Server (VTS) & UltraScalable Tape Library Sun: StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) Bus-Tech: MAS and MDL Virtual Tape Library. File Based Storage - NAS = Data is trasferred by Files, rather than blocks of data. FO - Fail Over. When an Active storage controller fails, it's LUNs may be transferred to the Passive (standby) controller. FO occurs if the HW, SW and OS are set up to handle FO). GBIC - gigabit interface converter. Click here for more GBIC information glance GlusterFS HA - High Availablity HAMR - Seagate's Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording technology should eventually store up to 50 Terabytes od data per square inch (using nanotube technology). HDLM - Hitach Dynamic Link Manager - Multipathing failover (SAN). Click HERE for more HDLM information HDP - Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning & Scripting (just-in-time mapping and usage) High Availability - step below fault tolerant, redundant hardware. hubs HUR - Hitachi Universal Replication HyperSCSI - mapping SCSI over Ethernet. See: HyperSCSI iFCP - is a gateway to gateway protocol for providing FC fabric services to FC end devices over a TCP/IP network. Like FCIP & iSCSI, iFCP uses TCP for congestion control, error detection and recovery. Can be used IN PLACE OF FC fabrics to provide a more integrated IP storage solution. Click here for more iFCPinformation IP - Internet Protocol, routing layer datagram service of the TCP/IP suite. The low-level part of the TCP/IP protocol. IP assembles the TCP packets, adds address information, and dispatches them over the network. Click here for more IP information iSAN - iSCSI-based storage area network iSCSI - created in-order-to reduce the TCO of shared storage solutions by reducing the initial outlay for networking, training & fabric management software. iSCSI has the capability to tie together a company's hosts and storage, using LANs. the important point is that iSCSI for desktops & laptops makes sense even if no special hardware is dedicated to its use. FC requires special hardware. Click for more iSCSI information iSER - iSCSI Extensions for RDMA See iSER for more information JBOD - Just a Bunch Of Disks KVM - Linux Kernel Virtual Machine KVM - Keyboard, Video and Mouse switch LED - low-end DASD (Direct Access Storage Device) LTO - Linear Tape-Open (an open standard for linear tape backup hardware) LUN - Logical Unit Number. These days, LUN means one or more drives (or a portion of them) that have been configured for RAID. The OS treats the whole LUN as one drive. LUN masking - (address masking) is a feature of some host IO controllers that filters access to certain storage resources on the SAN. To be precise, address masking is usually the function of the device driver, not the hardware of the host IO controller. LVM - Logical Volume Manager. see also: LVM MAID - massive array of idle disks. The state of MAID in data centers MDS - Cisco Frabic Switch (family). Click here for more Cisco MDS information MIB - Management Information Base; an SNMP structure for device management. see also: MIB MIFs - a Desktop Management Interface standard (a file). see also: MIF mirror - an exact copy of disk data written to a secondary disk or array. Click here for more mirror information mirror availablity states - state applies to the entire mirror: attention - admin action required active - I/O allowed (normal state) inactive - admin control to stop mirror processing mirror data states - possibly a different state with respect to each secondary LU: in sync - primary LU and secondary LU contain identical data out of sync - full sync needed consistent - write intent log, or fracture log needed synchronizing - mirror sync operation in progress mirror fracture - condition when a secondary array is unreachable by the primary array. can be invoked by administrative command. mirror properties - sync throttling (fast, medium, slow) per secondary LU minimum required secondary copies. auto sync enabled/disabled write intent log enabled/disabled. active/inactive mirror availability state mirror name (64 characters). description (256 characters). mirror synchronization - mechanism to copy data from primary LU to a secondary LU. after mirror synchronization, primary LU and secondary LU are consistent. mechanism may use fracture log to avoid full LU data copy. Mirroring - Also known as RAID 1 or duplexing (when using two host bus adaptors). Full redundancy is obtained by duplicating all data from a primary disk on a secondary disk. The overhead of requiring 100% data duplication can get costly when using more than two drives. MirrorView - Data replication for disaster recovery. MPIO - Multipath I/O. see also: MPIO MPLS - MultiProtocol Label Switching. see also: MPLS MSI - MSI - Windows Installer, an installer system written by Microsoft for Windows platforms (note the .MSI file extension) - MSI - Wikipedia NAS - Network Attached Storage, a disk array connected to a controller that provides file access over a LAN transport. Click here for more NAS information NAS uses file-based protocols such as NFS or SMB/CIFS Navisphere - One of EMC's Storage Managers EMC Navisphere Nivisphere understands Virtualization. nearline storage - (Near-online) - not online, but quickly available. See: Tier 2 Storage Net-SNMP - a suite of software for using and deploying the SNMP protocol. see also: Net-SNMP NVMe - NVMe As SSDs become more common, you'll also hear more about Non-Volatile Memory Express, a.k.a. NVM Express, or more commonly—NVMe. NVMe is a communications interface/protocol developed specially for SSDs by a consortium of vendors including Intel, Samsung, Sandisk, Dell, and Seagate. ONstor - LSI ONStor clustered NAS solutions OSPF - Open Shorted path First OSSV - Open Systems SnapVault (NetApp). Open Systems SnapVault (OSSV) Best Practices Guide - NetApp Advanced – OSSV Plug-In Backup - CommVault Documentation Getting Started - OSSV Plug-In Deployment on Windows OST - OpenStorage - Symantec's NetBackup API. NetBackup Open Storage Option (OST) vs sliced bread My Symantec OpenStorage (OST) "A-HA moment" DataDomain is using Symantec's NetBackup API - Open Storage. OST - Off-line Storage. OST - Off-line storage - wikipedia Off-line storage - wikipedia Passive - a storage controller that is in standby mode, ready to take over for the Active controller if it fails. The act of taking over for the failed controller is called Fail Over (FO). PATA - Parallel ATA. Click here for more PATA information PCP - Port Control Protocols. Port Control Protocol (pcp) - Charter - IETF Datatracker Port Control Protocol (pcp) - Documents Port Control Protocol - The Internet Protocol Journal, Volume 14 - Cisco RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks. Click here for more RAID information RSCN - registered state change notification (Extended Link Service - Fibre Channel). The Registered State Change Notification (RSCN) is a Fibre Channel service that informs hosts about changes in the fabric. Hosts can receive this information by registering with the fabric controller (through SCR). repeaters routers RPA - RecoverPoint/SE Hardware - RPA. RecoverPoint Appli- ... System (RPA) - DELL Dell - EMC RecoverPoint/SE RSS - Remote Storage Service (Microsoft). SAN - Storage Area Network; a network linking servers or workstations to disk arrays, tape backup susbsystems, and other devices, typically over gigabit transports such as Fibre Channel or Gigabit Ethernet. Click here for more SAN information SAN uses Block-Based protocols. SAN Fabric - The hardware that connects workstations and servers to storage devices in a SAN is referred to as a "fabric." The SAN fabric enables any-server-to-any-storage device connectivity through the use of Fibre Channel switching technology. SAS - Serial Attached SCSI. Click here for more SAS information SATA - Serial ATA - has defined a technique for permitting the same storage device to be attached to more than one system at household distances (currently, a ONE METER LIMIT). Click here for more SATA information SBB - Storage Bridge Bay click here for more SBB information SBB2 - Storage Bridge Bay click here for more SBB2 information SBOD - Switched Bunch Of Disks. SBODs vs JBODs SED - Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) SerDes - A Serializer/Deserializer. More SerDes information SFF - Small form-factor SFP - Small form-factor pluggable interface. Usually refers to a least a 2Gbit (or faster) GBIC. Click here for more SFP information SID - The NGOSS Shared Information/Data (SID) model. More SID information Telecom Task Force Roadmap - TMF SID SMBIOS - System Management BIOS. See also: SMBIOS SMI - Storage Management Initiative, created by SNIA. see also SMI SMI-S - The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) developed the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) to enable and streamline the integration of diverse multi-vendor storage networks; enable the development of more-powerful management applications; encourage management consolidation; and provide a common interface for storage networking vendors. Click here for more SMI-S information SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol. see also SNMP soft zoning - is accomplished in switches by reading trasmission frames as they enter the switch and determining whether of not the destination and source addresses in the frame belong to the same zone. If both address are not in the same zone, the frame is discarded with or without an error message, depending on the specific implementation. soft zoning is in contrast to hard zoning. SoIP - Storage over IP. Storage over IP (SoIP) is a concept that combines the features of SANs, which provide high availability and performance, with features of IP networks. This technology provides product compatability, with familar technology and network scalability similar to iSCSI, except that iT focuses on the the use of UDP protocols versus TCP/IP. Click here for more SoIP information SPA - Symmetrix Performance Analyzer 9EMC. SPA - EMC spanning tree protocol - The spanning tree network protocol provides a loop free topology for a LAN or bridged network. Click here for more Spanning Tree information See: Spanning Tree SPE - Service Processor Enclosure (EMC) SPF - Shortest Path First algorithm. Routing algorithms that iterates on length of path to determine a shortest-path spanning tree. Commonly used in link-state routing algorithms. Sometimes called Dijkstra's algorithm. SPF - Cisco SRDF - Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) - Remote Replication, Disaster Recovery - EMC. SRDF - Wikipedia SRDF - EMC SRDF/S – Synchronous option for zero data exposure loss SRDF/A – Asynchronous option for extended distances SRDF/Star – Multi-site replication option SRDF/CG – Consistency Groups for federated data sets across arrays SRDF Star - SRDF/Star is an EMC three-site disaster recovery solution. SRDF Star - PDF Implementing EMC SRDF/Star Protected Composite Groups - PDF EMC Solutions Enabler Symmetrix SRDF/Star CLI Product Guide STaaS - Stoage as a Service Storage as a service - Wikipedia SSD - Solid State Drives. see also SDD stripe - A logical storage space comprising a portion (or "strip") of a number of physical didks. A stripe set is the array of stripes that form a striped RAID volume. Striping is generally used because it speeds up disk I/O. Data from stripes is stored and retrieved more uniformly than in the case with concatentation. In other words, data may be retrieved from a number of stripes simultaneously, resulting in a decrease in how much time the I/O operations takes to complete. stripe unit - (also: stripe depth) The amount of data written on a disk before successive data is written to the next disk, while striping data. Striping - Also known as RAID 0. Two or more drives store and retrieve data in parallel, accelerating performance. switches Switch Fabric - Switched fabric, switching fabric, or just fabric, is a network topology where network nodes connect with each other via one or more network switches Switched fabric - Wikipedia Switch Fabric - Cisco switching fabric Swift Symmetrix - Symmetrix is an EMC brand of fairly high performance computer storage systems. Symmetrix VMAX Family - Enterprise Storage, Virtualization - EMC Tag-aware domain - A region of a virtual bridged network in which all devices are tag-aware TB - Terabytes - One Trillion bytes. TimeFinder - Local Replication, Data Recovery (EMC) Timefinder - EMC Trespass - The act of taking ownership for a LU. This can be done in the case of an SP failure, an overt action by the system administrator, or automatically upon access via the non-owner. UCS - Cisco's Unified Computing System. "The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is an x86 architecture data center server platform composed of computing hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, and management software introduced in 2009" - UCS - Wikipedia USPV - Universal Storage Platform V (Hitachi) virtualization layer combined with thin provisioning software. vaulting - archieving tape backups, typically via remote tape backup over a WAN VBLOCK - Vblock - Vblock is the brand name VCE (company) uses for racks containing the components of its data center products. Vblock systems consist of storage and provisioning from EMC, switches and servers from Cisco, and VMware virtualization software running on the servers. In addition, Vblock system customers' support calls are handled by VCE (company) Vblock - Wikipedia VCE Vblock Systems VCS - Veritas Cluster Server vdisk - array VI - Virtual Interface of VIA (Virtual Interface Architecture). VI allows long data blocks to be sent from one machine to another - A memory to memory transport protocol that is used for high-speed transfer of data between machines. Used in clusters of two or more computers. VI PROTOCOL - Oracle VIA - Virtual Interface Architecture - The Virtual Interface Architecture, a book from Intel Virtual Interface Architecture - USENIX What is the Virtual Interface Architecture? VMAX - Enterprise level storage, virtualizationa and data protection (EMC) New (Improved) EMC VMAX Enterprise Storage Family VNX - EMC's VNX series are the latest EMC replacement for the mid level Data General storage systems. EMC VNX Family - Unified Storage, Storage Software - EMC VSP - Virtual Storage Platform, from Hitachi Data Systems. VTL - Virtual Tape Library. A VTL is a virtual (disk-based backup) system designed to have the look-and-feel of a tape-based backup system. Virtual tape library - Wikipedia NetApp - Products - Storage Systems - NetApp VTL - NetApp VTL NetApp VTL datasheet (PDF). Data Domain Virtual Tape Library (VTL) Software More VTL information WBEM - Web-Based Enterprise Management. See: WBEM for more information XFP - The XFP multiservice agreement defines a fiber-optic transceiver module that features a Serial10G electrical interface called XFI. In other words, "a 10Gbps FSP". Note that while speed arbitration is part of the 10G standard, XFPs will NOT negotiate to a speed slower than 10 Gbps. XIV - IBM bought this Israeli High performance computer company Uses InfiniBand for the backend connections zones - access zones - usually created by SAN switching to provide virtual networks to prevent some ports from accessing other ports. One purpose might be to limit some storage devices so that normally only Host 'C' can see them. Hubs do not provide zoning, as rings and their associated hubs do not have a natural mechanism to process frames (and thus get address or port number information). zone transfer - The process of copying an authoritative DNS name server's database of hostnames and IP addresses belonging to a contiguous section of a domain to a secondary name server. zoning - a function provided by fabric switches or hubs that allows segregation of nodes by physical port, name or address. FICON devices do not use the Fibre Channel name server, therefore name server-based zoning does not affect FICON connectivity. However, the name server does affect distribution of registered state change notification (RSCN) service requests to FICON devices. If a FICON device is not in the same zone as other devices, state changes are not properly communicated. All FICON devices must be included in the same zone to facilitate proper state change notification. Regardless of the director or switch operating mode, FCP devices must be zoned in the traditional fashion, and FICON devices must be zoned to provide isolation from the FCP devices. MANY MORE STORAGE TERMS ARE FOUND HERE - Click here


SAN vs NAS SAN technology is similar but distinct from network attached storage (NAS) technology Nas-San Comparison NAS, DAS or SAN? - Choosing the Right Storage Technology for Your ... NAS vs. SAN - What you need to know to pick the best storage solution for your environment SAN/NAS Technical Tips


The RTP impact of NetApp's layoffs while the company’s RTP site is certainly impacted by the reduction, the storage giant isn’t slowing its plans to expand locally (RTP). NetApp confirms - about 900 will be laid off NetApp Rumor - 1,500 to be laid off ? Is SATA Going the Way of the Dodo Bird? RAID 5 Kills SSD Arrays - Skyera HGST Intros 12Gbps SAS SSDs for Enterprise Storage Systems Disk Alignment Tools Help Maximize High Capacity Drives Seagate Rolls Out Wireless Storage for Mobile Devices Brocade Debuts 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, Part 1: Initial Throughput Results - SSD controller uses real-time compression SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, PART 2: : Initial IOPS Results 3TB Drives are Here MicroNet Launches Sub-$2K 10TB DAS System - 10/6/2010 (Storage) Salaries Rise as Storage Grows - PDF - AMD Does RAID On a Chip (Dot Hill's RAIDCore VRA technology) Brocade For Sale: QLogic Should Acquire Extreme Networks - 10/6/2009 New Seagate Cheetah Drives Go High-Capacity, High-Performance IBM Reveals New Data Masking Technology Seagate barracuda 7200.11 drives failing - The Inquirer Complaints flood Seagate over hard drive problems The Barracuda 7200.11 is the eleventh generation of Seagate's flagship drive for desktop PCs and comes in capacities ranging from 160GB to 1.5TB. Seagate fixes 7200.11 drives - except when it doesn't Dot Hill 2722 Provides Big Performance in a Small Footprint EMC beats out NetApp for Data Domain Analysis: EMC or NetApp Will Pay Way Too Much for Data Domain Encryption in data management should never be ignored Business Benefits of Policy Based Data De-Duplication - EMC a list of all the companies that used the most number of H1-B visas to recruit workers from overseas Free Citrix XenServer for Everybody IBM Partners with Voltaire on 40-GB Ethernet Switch Samsung Plans 256GB 2 1/2" SATA-II replacement, Solid-State Drive - a drop in replacment The impact of heavy use and high temperatures on hard disk drive failure may be overstated, Vendor disk failure rates: Myth or metric? MSI Showcases Stirling Engine Heatsink - benefits of a cooler with a fan without drawing any power Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 - Hitachi 1 TB HDD - $399 list Symantec to Acquire Altiris - Jan. 29, 2007 VMworld Confidential: DataCore iSCSI SAN Software and VMware Virtualization Make Virtual Infrastructures Practical for Everyone - 2/19/2007 Toshiba 5GB PC Card Drive How is Fragmentation Affecting Storage? - White Paper - Diskeeper


Lately, the industry has started to call the traditional ATA interface "parallel ATA"--and some abbreviate it to PATA--to distinguish it from Serial ATA (SATA). What is hard disk? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer ... Please refer to the TRIM command for information about the new ATA TRIM command for SSDs. 1) IDE's current limit is 137GB. The current spec uses 28 bit addresses, allowing your hard drive to address 268,431,360 data sectors. Since each sector contains 512 bytes, you can get a total of 137.4 GB of data before running out of addressing. 2) The ATA-6 spec will move IDE to 48 bit addresses, making the limit 144 petabytes. Machines running 32-bit OSs will be STUCK at 2.1 Terabytes per drive. ATA-6 will require an updated BIOS and Windows driver upgrade to make a PC work work with the really large drive. smartmontools - control/monitor (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks The Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA FAQ [1 of 2] The Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA FAQ [2 of 2]
SCSI / ATA Translation - Second generation of SAT SCSI / ATA Translation - First generation of SAT Proposal for inclusion of additions to ATA/ATAPI-4 required to ... Master inverted C-SEL = Toshiba, IDE #1 error Apple PowerBook ATA pinout and signals @ reverse ATA = slave or master? - NEC DVD Burner / Optiarc DVD ... Mikes Hardware | How To | Connecting IDE Hard Drives Hard Drive Glossary Frequently Asked Questions about the IDE/EIDE Drive Interface ATA cable - Wireless and Wifi Forums share ATA & PC Card with the same connectors T13 is responsible for all interface standards relating to AT Attachment (ATA) interface SCSI vs USB vs FireWire vs ATA vs EIDE vs IDE EIDE, Ultra DMA and AGP ATA-6 Linux Draft Proposal Changes for "vender-unique" ATA FAQ EIDE FAQ EIDE/FIREWIRE/IDE/SCSI This is all ATA specifications Fil's FAQ-Link-In Corner Parallel ATA (PATA) - wikipedia See also RAID See also eSATA See also SAS See also SATA See also SATA-IO See also SCSI See also xSATA DISK DRIVE information

AoE - ATA over Ethernet

AoE is a network protocol for accessing SATA drives over Ethernet networks. AoE allows the use of "block" storage devices on a network without the overhead of TCP. AoE was made available via GPL (GNU General Public License (also called "Copyleft") by Coraid, Inc.. AoE - ATA over Ethernet What is ATA over Ethernet? - Whatis ATA over Ethernet Definition - PCmag - ATA over Ethernet (AoE) in Gentoo Linux AoE: ATA over Ethernet: White Paper AoE: ATA over Ethernet - wikipedia Vblade - ATA over Ethernet - Buffalo NAS-Central ATA-over-Ethernet Now Included in Main 2.6 kernel ATA Over Ethernet: Putting Hard Drives on the LAN - Linux Journal ATA over Ethernet Tools - Kernel Korner - ATA Over Ethernet: Putting Hard Drives on the LAN ATA over Ethernet: Worth considering? The ATA over Ethernet (AoE) Protocol | Linux Magazine - ATA-over-Ethernet protocol :: Reduce network storage cost, complexity with AoE Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos Project details for ATA over Ethernet Tools Download ATA over Ethernet driver 62 for Linux - ATA over Ethernet Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch VMware Communities: ATA over ethernet (AoE) 64bit - x64 - StarPort iSCSI and ATA-over-Ethernet Initiator

BACKUP Your Home Computer Hard Drives

So far, I'm discussing only backup solutions for Home Systems. While I have used and liked Acronis True Image in the past, I personally do NOT recommend Acronis True Image 10 Home Edition for Home Use, UNLESS you never expect to use a RAID1 hard drive configuration for advanced data protection. Acronis True Image 10 Home WILL run on Vista. I recently purchased Acronis True Image 10 Home Edition to back up my Dell RAID1 SATA hard drive system, and was shocked to discover that Acronis True Image 10 Home Edition does NOT handle RAID0 nor RAID1 hard drives, but does handle RAID5. RAID1 mirrors the data on one drive onto a second drive - If one drive fails, it can be replaced without loss of data. RAID0 provides no data protection, but can provide increased disk throughput (more data in the same amount of time). Many Gamers use RAID0. Almost no home user utilizes RAID5, but many thousands of RAID0 and RAID1 systems have been sold to home users. Symantec's GHOST 10 handles RAID0, RAID1 and RAID5. I have thrown my Acronis True Image 10 Home Edition in the trash, and did buy Symantec's GHOST 10. NOTE: Ghost 10 requires Microsoft's Net 1.1 Framework (or a later version), which is supplied on the Ghost 10 installation CD. Even Ghost 9 does RAID1, SATA & USB drives Backup - Wikipedia

Enterprise Backup Solutions (so they say)

Enterprise Backup Applications Make Backing Up Not So Very Hard MAJOR PLAYERS (being omitted does not mean not major:

Avamar - EMC's

Avamar - Backup and Recovery, Data Deduplication - EMC EMC Avamar | Avamar Backup - VCE Overview of EMC Avamar Backup and Recovery Options - YouTube Inside Avamar: Fast NAS and NDMP Backup - thebackupblog



NBU NetBackup OST - Symantec's NetBackup API Veritas NetBackup


RPA - Recover Point Appliance - (EMC's)

Integrating EMC RecoverPoint Appliance With VMware EMC Community Network - ECN: Cabling and Zoning RPA Reference Diagrams Using EMC RecoverPoint Concurrent Local Using RecoverPoint/SE with VNX for File for Disaster Recovery - EMC EMC Community Network - ECN: Space: RecoverPoint

TSM - Tivoli Storage Manager - IBM's

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager - NDMP backup for Network Attached Storage IBM Tivoli Redbooks OTHER ENTERPRISE BACKUP - I HAVE NO OPINION - Being listed or not listed has no special meaning: DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH - I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS Backup Software | Network Backup Software - Arkeia Atempo - Continuous Data Protection, Enterprise Backup CommVault - Enterprise Backup Software DataDomain - The leader in Data Deduplication EMC IBM Enterprise backup solutions - StorageWorks - HP Lenovo NetApp Paragon Drive Backup Quantum Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software Symantec Veritas NetBackup (NBU) Veritas NetBackup PureDisk & data deduplication LESS KNOWN Enterprise Backup (to me, anyway): MozyPro Enterprise Remote Data Backup Teradactyl LLC. - Enterprise Network Backup Solutions BakBone Software - NetVault Enterprise Edition for LINUX OPEN SOURCE BACKUP SOLUTIONS: Zmanda Launches Enterprise Data Backup and Archiving Solution for Amazon S3 Bacula - The Open Source Network Backup Solution LinuxPlanet - Tutorials - Bacula: Robust, Reliable Enterprise ... Backup - Wikipedia

EXTERNAL DRIVE ENCLOSURES (home / small office)

Several of us are using an Addonics Technologies AE5SACSU2 USB 2.0 External drive enclosures with fans. These units have both USB 2.0 and Firewire interfaces and support IDE hard drives, SATA or SATA II hard drive and most ATAPI devices. I am using a Maxtor SATA1 drive, while another friend is using a SATAII HDD. You can also get it at NewEgg. Addonics AE5SACSU2 at NEWEGG CES: SentrySafe's Water- and Fireproof Backup Drive Big DataBig data - Wikipedia Big Data Transforms Business – EMC - Overview - Overview What is Big Data? - Extensive Insights On Big Data - White Paper - IBM Big Data Free eBook - Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and How we think - BOOK Oracle and Big Data - Oracle The Age of Big Data Crunching the numbers - The Economist Big Data Hype (and Reality) - Gregory Piatetsky ... - Harvard Business Review

BladeCenter - IBM's

All of this informatiion is copyrighted by IBM

Interoperability Guide - IBM BladeCenter - 2010 Configuration and Options Guide - IBM BladeCenter and System x - 2010 Redbooks - IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology - 2010 Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool (SSCT) v1.32.3 - IBM BladeCenter and System x - 2010 BladeCenter Product Information - Servers - 2010 Product Information - BladeCenter - 2010 IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit - 2010 IBM ServerGuide - 2010 BladeCenter and System x Product Information - Servers - 2010 HARDWARE: H20 H40 J20 J21 PACKAGING: Special Packaging Instructions: Bladecenter Expansion Units - IBM BladeCenter - 2010 Special Packaging Instructions: Single Wide Blades - IBM BladeCenter - 2010 Special Packaging Instructions: Double Wide Blades - IBM BladeCenter - 2010 NETWORKING EQUIPMENT - Related: SITUATIONS: Adding extra drives to SLES 10 SP3 Xen VM causes failure to boot - IBM BladeCenter and System x Couldn't setup IRQ 11 with vector xxx error reported under VMware ESX 4.0 - IBM BladeCenter and System x - 2010 Optical drives fail to read CD with "ATA3 read error, time out, or hangs" when burned from an (.ISO) image file H185360: After capacity expansion, new LUNs may not be seen by host - Servers - 2010 H185357: Arrays and logical drives are shown offline during failover - Servers - 2010 H183456: Device list command lists drives twice - IBM eServer BladeCenter - 2010 STORAGE - Related: Draft Redbooks - IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide - 2010 DS3000 DS3200 DS3300 DS3400 DS4000 DS5000 XIV

Bluefin (formerly SMI-S)

A common interface for SAN Management - SNIA-DRM SMI-S was designated as an ISO/IEC standard in January, 2007. SMI - Join Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) - Bluefin... Bluefin - Computerworld Bluefin May Solve Some Storage Interoperability Problems ...


Some hard drives are now being produced that are water-tight in up-to five feet of fresh or salt water for 24 hours (they still can actually run) and Fireproof to 1400 degrees, F, for 15 minutes. Fireproof Waterproof SATA Hard Drive for Backup and Storage - ioSafe


Common Internet File System (created by Microsoft). CIFS runs over TCP/IP but uses SMB (Server Message Block). In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS) operates as an application-layer network protocol - Server Message Block - Wikipedia "The Samba project originated with the aim of reverse engineering the SMB protocol and implementing an SMB server to allow MS-DOS clients to use SMB to access files on Sun Microsystems machines. Because of the importance of the SMB protocol in interacting with the widespread Microsoft Windows platform, Samba became a popular free implementation of a compatible SMB client and server for interoperating with non-Microsoft operating systems." - Wikipedia What is CIFS? - Webopedia Common Internet File System - MStechnet LinuxCIFS utils CIFS: Common Internet File System CIFS Explained - 2001 NetApp - Server Message Block (SMB/CIFS) - NAS - Protocols .. CIFS [Protocol] Download details: Common Internet File System (CIFS) File Access ... CIFS or Public SMB Information on Common Internet File System CIFS Protocol Operation [Protocol] Novell 6 CIFS pass-through authentication failures Implementing CIFS Implementing CIFS: SMB CIFS - wikipedia

CIM - Common Information Model (DMTF)

The CIM Specification describes the language, naming, Meta Schema and mapping techniques to other management models such as SNMP MIBs, and DMTF MIFs etc. The Meta Schema is a formal definition of the model. It defines the terms used to express the model and their usage and semantics. The elements of the Meta Schema are Classes, Properties, and Methods. The Meta Schema also supports Indications and Associations as types of Classes and References as types of Properties. CIM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) CIM Tutorial CIM Standards (DMTF) DMTF Common Information Model (CIM) Guided Tour of the Common Information Model Repository CIM Whitepapers CIM-XML DMTF Updates CIM Schema to 2.9.0 CIM - the key to interoperability and storage management CIM Reference Books See also CIM BOOKS (search for "cim")


The CIM/WBEM managed SAN or "CIM-SAN", is the first permanent and "open" multi-vendor development and demonstration environment for accelerating the implementation of CIM/WBEM technology into products - SNIA. CIM-SAN1 evolved into CIM-SAN2 which evolved into SMI-Lab3.


Cisco Learning now on FaceBook. Cisco Career Certifications Now on Facebook. Listing open sockets on IOS Top Ten Cisco IOS Tips. Cisco administration 101: Learn 10 commands to configure on a new router Basic Cisco IOS Software and Catalyst 3550 Series Security Cisco IOS ACL calculator CONGIGURATION: End to End DSL configuration with Cisco CISCO 1600 Router Configuration Telconi Terminal for Cisco IOS TROUBLESHOOTING Characterizing and Tracing Packet Floods Using Cisco Routers MISC: Cisco-centric Open Source Exchange Community (COSI) OTHER CISCO LINKS: Freesco - Linux-based clone of a Cisco router Link Of The Day - Great Technical Information - Daniel Jones - jonesnco

CISCO MDS 9000 (9500) Fabric / Storage Switches

"The Cisco MDS 9500 Series of Multilayer Directors transparently integrate Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), IBM Fiber Connectivity (FICON), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) in one system." - Cisco MDS 9500 Cisco MDS 9000 Family Hardware: Cisco MDS 9020 Series Fabric Switches Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Fabric Switches Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors Cisco MDS Port Analyzer Adapters Cisco Storage Networking Modules

CISCO Data Center Switches

Cisco Catalyst 6500 vs. Cisco Nexus 7000 - Catalyst information - coming soon - older switches


Cisco Nexus switches - Wikipedia CISCO Data Center Switches - Nexus 1xxx, 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx & 7xxx

CISCO Nexus 1000 series

Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches deliver highly secure, multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence to the data center network. Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches - Products & Services - Cisco Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches Data Sheet Cisco Nexus 1000V Software Installation Guide, Release 4.0(4)SV1(1)

CISCO Nexus 2000 series

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEX) are based on the standard IEEE 802.1BR. They deliver fabric extensibility with single point of management. Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders - Products & Services CISCO Nexus 2000 series - Data Sheets Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Hardware Installation Guide CISCO Nexus 2000 series - CONFIGURE

CISCO Nexus 3000 series

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches extend Cisco Unified Fabric innovations into the High-Performance Trading market along with Big Data and Web 2.0. Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches - Products & Services - Cisco Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches - Data Sheets Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Hardware Installation Guide - PDF Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches - CONFIGURE Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches - CONFIGURATION GUIDES

CISCO Nexus 4000 series

Nexus 4000, a blade switch which works with blade servers from other vendors, such as IBM Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches - Products & Services - Cisco Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches - Data Sheets Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches - Configure Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches for IBM BladeCenter IBM Redbooks | Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module for IBM

CISCO Nexus 5000 series NX-OS

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches help transform your data center with a standards-based, multipurpose, multiprotocol fabric. Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches - Products & Services - Cisco Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches - Models Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches - Data Sheets Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation Guide - Cisco Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches - CONFIGURE CISCO Nexus 5000 series NX-OS - Advanced Features

CISCO Nexus 6000 series

The Cisco Nexus 6000 Series is a high performance, high density, low latency 10 and 40 GE Layer 2 and Layer 3 switch. Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches - Products & Services - Cisco Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches - Data Sheets

CISCO Nexus 7000 series

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series next-generation Unified Fabric Switches Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches - Data Sheets Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches - Models Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Hardware Installation and Reference Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Technical Specifications Cisco Catalyst 6500 vs. Cisco Nexus 7000 -


Command Line Interface Reference Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Solutions Release 7.0(1) Unified Communications CALL MANAGER Reference Books

Conferences, Storage

stay tuned...


Citrix Systems Citrix Systems - Citrix Download Citrix Systems - Wikipedia Citrix Online Products Include GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting & GoToAssist Citrix Knowledge Center Citrix Systems - Citrix XenServer: Efficient Virtual Server Software Microsoft, Citrix join forces against VMware Welcome to Citrix Community Citrix, Intel to virtualize the desktop with new hypervisor Microsoft and Citrix Expand Alliance to Deliver Virtualization Citrix to offer free XenServer; Takes shot at VMware - Feb 18, 2009

DAFS - Direct Access File System

DAFS (Direct Access File System) (Linktionary term) DAFS unites SANs, NAS, while increasing CPU efficiency DAFS Collaborative Completes New File Access Protocol Specification This document is intended to be a preliminary specification for DAFS ACM Queue - DAFS: A New High-Performance Networked File System ... Direct Access File System (DAFS) Research DAFS is an emerging ... DAFS at Duke DAFS vs. NFS comparative throughput results DAFS for NAS DAFS: data mining file server - IEEE Direct Access FileSystem (DAFS) Kernel Server for FreeBSD

DAS - Direct Attached Storage

DAS: What is it? - TechLibrary DAS, NAS & SAN diagrams DAS - Learning the ABCs for Network Storage - Part One SAN vs DAS - 5/28/2009 Enterprise Design for DAS - Microsoft - 2005 DAS Design for the CDC Scenario - Microsoft Easing the Migration from Parallel to Serial Storage NAS, DAS or SAN? - Choosing the Right Storage Technology for Your Organization - 2004 DAS - wikipedia

DataPower XML Accellerators - INFORMATION (now part of IBM)

DataPower XML Schema Experience Report WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance performance tuning (Guidelines) Monitoring DataPower Appliances

DataPower - BOOKS

Hines, Bill; John Rasmussen, Jaime Ryan, and Simon Kapadia IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance Handbook (an XML accelerator with hardware encryption) IBM Press $70 978-0137148196 Amazon See also XML ACCELERATORS See also XML

DataPower - COURSES

DataPower Learning Online system test II - NOT sure this is working??? IBM Course description: Accelerate, Secure and Integrate with DataPower SAME COURSE, More Info - 6670 - WB560 - Accelerate, Secure, and Integrate with IBM WS DataPower SOA Applliance

DataPower EXAMS

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DataPower FORUMS

IBM WebSphere DataPower Community Forum


IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances: Type 9235: Installation Guide

DataPower PR Releases and Reviews

Power Up XML Data Processing With the DataPower XA35 XML Accelerator Comment lines by Bill Hines: Dawn of a new (DataPower) day WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances - Integrating with WebSphere Transformation Extender WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60 - Software


IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances - Part I: Overview & Getting Started IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance: Part II: Authentication and Authorization IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance: Part III: XML Security Guide IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance: Part IV: Management and Governance DataPower Architectural Design Patterns: Integrating and Securing DataPower Architectural Design Patterns DataPower Problem Determination Techniques WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance: The XML Management Interface DataPower XM70 Use Cases and Patterns Integrating WebSphere Service Registry and Repository with WebSphere DataPower IBM Tivoli Redbooks IBM WebSphere Redbooks


WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance performance tuning Offload WebSphere Web services security tasks to IBM WebSphere Datapower SOA Appliances - part 5 - Configuring a Web service proxy to interoperate with WCF Patterns for REST Services with WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances WebSphere DataPower and DB2 pureXML, Part 2: DB2 pureXML as an audit log for WebSphere DataPower

DataPower - TESTING

IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances - Interoperability Datapower Performance Testing with Rational Performance Tester IBM WebSphere DataPower Technology Preliminary Performance Report Web Service Load Testing for Datapower using SOAPUI - Thys Michels Intel SOAE Comparison WP 042909.indd - PDF - Intel marketing


DataPower SUPPORT Web Page See DataPower FORUMS Monitoring WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances

Data Recovery

Data Recovery Quick Data Recovery The A to Z of Windows disaster recovery | Disaster Recovery Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Revivio Takes on Mirror-Splits Disaster recovery in the data center

DFS - Distributed File System

Distributed File System Technology Center - Microsoft Distributed File System (Microsoft) - Wikipedia Distributed File System overview: Remote File Systems; File and ...

DMZ - Demilitarized Zone

"In computer security, a DMZ (sometimes referred to as a perimeter network) is a physical or logical subnetwork that contains and exposes an organization's external-facing services to a larger untrusted network, usually the Internet. The purpose of a DMZ is to add an additional layer of security to an organization's local area network (LAN); an external attacker only has access to equipment in the DMZ+ - Wikipedia DMZ (computing) - Wikipedia DMZ - Demilitarized Zone in Computer Networking

DS3000 - IBM entry level Computer Disk Storage

DS3200 - SAS DS3300 - iSCSI DS3400 - FC HOST TYPES (2009): AIX AIX with Veritas DMP HP-UX IBM TS SAN-VCE Irix LNXCLVMWARE Linux Netware Failover Solaris (with or without MPXIO) Unused1 W2KNETNCL0 Windowa Server 2003/Server 2008 Clustered Windowa Server 2003/Server 2008 Clustered (supports DMP) Windowa Server 2003/Server 2008 Non-Clustered Windowa Server 2003/Server 2008 Non-Clustered (supports DMP) Default IP Address: / 102 IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and ... DS3000 for IBM Security Community - YouTube IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide - BOOK IBM System Storage DS3000 series: Overview - IBM System Storage IBM System Storage DS3200 : Overview - IBM System Storage Disk Systems DS3200 - SAS IBM System Storage DS3300: Overview - IBM System Storage DS3300 - iSCSI IBM System Storage DS3400: Overview - IBM System Storage DS3400 - FC Support for DS3400 and Red Hat Linux DS3400 - Installation and Support Guide for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Linux, Novell NetWare, and VMware ESX Default IP Address: / 102 PARTITIONS - To allow a single host to write to specific LUNs, You need One Storage Partition PER HOST (to prevent I/O Interference [read before record is written, for example]). Default Partions: Four (4) Partitions Can buy: Thirty-Two (32 Partitions)(32 Hosts) Max LUNs per DS3400 = 256 LUNS Max LUNs per HOST = 32 LUNS

DS4000 (FAStT) - IBM mid-range Disk Computer Storage

IBM's mid-range disk data storage systems. IBM DS4000 series: Overview - IBM TotalStorage Disk Storage Systems IBM DS4000: Interoperability - IBM System Storage IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage DS4000 and Storage Manager V10.30 IBM Redbooks | DS4000 Best Practices and Performance Tuning Guide Support for DS3400 and Red Hat Linux Installation & Support Guide for Windows Server 2003, Linux, Novell NetWare, and VMware ESX

DS5000 - IBM's Highest mid-range Computer Disk Storage

IBM's highest mid-range disk storage systems. IBM System Storage DS5000 series : Overview - Disk Systems - IBM IBM EMEA Announcement Letter IBM DS5000: Interoperability - IBM System Storage IBM System Storage DS5000 series : Specifications - Disk Systems ...

XIV Storage Systems

IBM XIV Storage System series See also XIV for more information


Seagate and others are working on producing computer hard drives that store data in an encrypted state on the drive. While this can not protect from theft of data as it is utilized, it would protect against data loss from stolen or hacked computers.

FAN - File Area Networking

Unify network-attached storage (NAS) with file area networking (FAN) Are you a FAN fan? - Storage Soup FAN Your Storage Infrastructure | IT Business Edge File-Area Networking Brings FAN Frenzy to Storage

FATA - Fiber Attached Technology Adapted

FATA - EMC, HP Zero in on Fast Backup Seagate to Release Own FATA Drive at Entry Level Click here for more information

FDE - Full Disk Encryption (HDD Hardare Encryption)

Full disk encryption - Wikipedia Full Disk Encryption (FDE) - ThinkWiki Schneier on Security - Hard Drive Encryption Specification Full Disk Encryption isn't FDE anymore | Tech news blog - CNET News Seagate Technology - Momentus 5400 FDE.2 Hard Drives SEE ALSO: Hard Drive Encryption Information SEE ALSO: Hard Drive & File Encryption Software

FLASH storage = SSD Storage

"Modern SSD hard drives are Flash-based, so today there’s not really a difference today between SSD and Flash. SSD is simply a disk that doesn’t have moving parts, and Flash is the implementation that allows that to happen." - Flash and RAID: User Tips - 10/16/2014 - Christine Taylor SSD Vs Flash Storage: What's the Difference? - YouTube The Difference Between SSD and Flash Hard Drives See also SSD storage

GBIC - gigabit interface converter

GBIC Cisco GBICs data sheet SFP can be regarded as the hot plugable, upgrade version GBIC

GRID Computing

Grid computing - Wikipedia Grid Computing Planet - FAQ Grid Computing Info Centre (GRID Infoware) IBM Grid Computing home page Oracle Grid Computing Grid Computing Planet - Jupitermedi What is grid computing? - a definition from Open Grid Forum World Community Grid - Home Welcome to Grid Computing Now! - Grid Computing Home Grid Computing - PDF - What is Grid ? The Globus Alliance Grid Computing 101 - youtube SAS Grid Computing


What is Hadoop? - Definition from "Hadoop is a free, Java-based programming framework that supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment. It is part of the Apache project sponsored by the Apache Software Foundation." - techtarget. Hadoop: What it is, how it works, and what it can do - O'Reilly Radar "The underlying technology was invented by Google back in their earlier days so they could usefully index all the rich textural and structural information they were collecting, and then present meaningful and actionable results to users. There was nothing on the market that would let them do that, so they built their own platform. Google's innovations were incorporated into Nutch, an open source project, and Hadoop was later spun-off from that. Yahoo has played a key role developing Hadoop for enterprise applications." - Mike Olson What is Hadoop - Hadoop Distributed File System - Apache Software ... - Cloud Era "Technically, Hadoop consists of two key services: reliable data storage using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and high -performance parallel data processing using a technique called MapReduce. Welcome to Apach Hadoop - FrontPage - Hadoop Wiki Apache Hadoop - Wikipedia Welcome to Hadoop MapReduce! - - ON THIS PAGE Microsoft's FDS data-sorter crushes Hadoop - May 22, 2012 EMC’s Greenplum Analytics: 1,000-Node Hadoop Testing and Development Cluster

HDD = Hard Drive

HDDs are Hard Disk Drives that hold digital data, usually for computers or data storage systems. SSDs (Solid State Drives are replacing HDDs in some applications.

HDFS - Hadoop Distributed File System

HDFS - Apache Hadoop - The Apache Software Foundation - ON THIS PAGE "HDFS is the primary distributed storage used by Hadoop applications. A HDFS cluster primarily consists of a NameNode that manages the file system metadata and DataNodes that store the actual data." - HDFS Users Guide HDFS Architecture Guide See also: HADOOP

HPC - High Performance Computing | High Productivity Computing

HPC - High-performance computing HPC storage benchmarking - PDF - Sun strengthens HPC storage with Cluster File Systems deal - 13 September 2007 Network Appliance - Products - Storage Systems -HPC Storage - Data ... DataDirect Networks (DDN) Unveils HPC HPC storage virtualization - Crosswalk Inc. of Westminster, Colo., has released the iGRid 5100 High Performance Computing (HPC) Storage Challenges - HPCC

HVD - Holographic Versatile Disk

Holographic Versatile Disks (HVDs) are not yet available, but many companies are persuing the HVD. HVDs are expected to be able to hold 3.9 TB of data. HVD - Wikipedia


Projects tagged hypervisor - Hardware-Assisted Virtualization - Virtualization Review Virtutech Simics Used to Develop Wind River Hypervisor and Secure VxWorks MILS Platform

ILM - Information Lifecycle Management (applied to Storage)

Information Lifecycle Management - Wikipedia Here comes ILM


InfiniBand - Wikipedia InfiniBand - a definition InfiniBand news and resources - networkworld InfiniBand Bus Description InfiniBand and 10GbE break data centre gridlock - The Register The InfiniBand Trade Association homepage Linux InfiniBand Project Open Frabrics (was Open InfiniBand Alliance?) InfiniBand Architecture - Intel An Introduction to the InfiniBand Architecture InfiniBand InfiniBand storage makes a comeback Mellanox showed off a new pair of dual-port 20 Gbps Infiniband and 10 GbE adapters, outfitted with PCIe 2.0


IP SAN, definition of IP SAN: A complete Storage solution IP SAN or FC SAN (for Windows) - white paper - 7/2003 See also iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA)

IP Storage

Introduction to IP Storage - PDF IP storage: The year (2003) in review - InfoStor


iSER stands for iSCSI Extensions for RDMA. ISCSI Extensions for RDMA - Wikipedia ISCSI gets a boost from InfiniBand iSCSI/RDMA: Overview of DA and iSER - PPT iSER and DA Frequently Asked Questions iSCSI Extensions for RDMA & Datamover Architecture Overview tgt target, open-iscsi initiator and iser protocol (on infiniband ... Re: [PATCH 1/3] iscsi iser: remove DMA restrictions InfiniBand(SM) Trade Association Ratifies iSER (iSCSI RDMA ... Voltaire Contributes iSER -iSCSI RDMA- Storage Protocol Sources to the Linux Community iSCSI Extensions for Remote DMA (iSER) at Linux-Kernel Archive: [PATCH 0/6] iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA ... iser(7D) - iSCSI Extensions for Remote DMA driver (man pages ... InfiniBand Trade Association ratifies iSER (iSCSI RDMA) storage protocol for InfiniBand - $9.95 See also InfiniBand See also iSCSI See also RDMA See also iSCSI



What is load balancing? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia ... What is Network Load Balancing? - A Word Definition From the ... Load Balancing Problems for Multiclass Jobs in Distributed/Parallel Computer Systems - ACM Load Balancing - White Papers, Webcasts and Case Studies ... Load Balancing in a Cluster Computer - PDF - IEEE


Craft a load-balancing cluster with ClusterKnoppix - IBM Taking a load off: Load balancing with balance - Wide-area load balancing - VANESSA Ultra Monkey - Fast Load Balancing using The Linux Virtual Server -


Load Leveling and MPS -


Load leveling in mobile ad-hoc networks Per Packet Load Balancing (computer networking) - What does PPLB ... Dynamic Load Balancing Using Network Transferable Computer - PDF Fault Tolerant Load Balancing Consultants - Cisco


Setting Up Secure Load Balancing - Microsoft Web Server Farm Load Balancing in ISA Server 2006 - Microsoft How To Configure Network Load Balancing Parameters in Windows ... - Microsoft Free Terminal Server Load Balancing Suite for Microsoft ...DABCC Introduction to Network Load Balancing - Microsoft Connect to existing clusters from Network Load Balancing Manager ... - Microsoft Network Load Balancing: Frequently Asked Questions for Windows ... Network Load Balancing: Configuration Best Practices for Windows ... Microsoft Windows NT Load Balancing Service (WLBS) Windows 2000 Network Load Balancing Technical Overview Using Terminal Server with Windows Load Balancing Service Configuring Network Load Balancing

LVM / LVM2 - Logical Volume Manager

LVM HOWTO - Linux LVM2 Resource Page (source) Root-on-LVM-on-RAID HOWTO LVM GUI Project Page Notes on using logical volumes and the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) LVM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia LVM - Logical Volume Manager - SUSE Linux white paper Project details for LVM GUI Project Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) on Software RAID LVM: The logical way to manage space LVM command - linuxcommand Logical Volume Manager Basics LVM Configuration in Yast LVM background and Partitioning Information Gentoo Linux Documentation - Gentoo LVM2 installation The Logical Volume Manager (LVM) - SuSe Linux LVM and Removable IDE Drives Backup System | Linux Journal LVM white papers with a wealth of large disk support information - HP LVM Configuration - djack

LVM Problems, Advisories

VOICE Newsletter 02/2005 - Troubleshooting LVM Problems Gentoo update for davfs2/lvm-user - Secunia - Advisories - 11/12/2004 Mandrake update for lvm - Secunia - Advisories Redhat - Updated lvm package fixes security issue - 7/24/2005 LVM update breakage - [WBEL-users] - 9/2004

MIB (SNMP & RMON) - Management Information Base

The MIBs MIB index Directory of helpful MIB-related scripts/files - Cisco How to Read and Understand the SNMP MIB - White Paper What is MIB? Management information base - Wikipedia The SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) (Windows) Using and loading MIBS - Tutorial - SNMP MIB Compiler - mibDepot SNMP MIB Search - free search engine for thousands of SNMP MIB files RFC 1155 - MIB - Structure and Identification of Management Information for TCP/IP-based Internets RFC 1157 - A Simple Network Management Protocol FFC 1213 - Management Information Base for Network Management of TCP/IP-based internets RFC 2578 - Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2) RFC 2863 - The Interfaces Group MIB RFC 3418 - Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) RFC 4113 - Management Information Base for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) RFC 4022 - Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) RFC 4293 - Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP) Free MIB Browser / MIB Browser / SNMP Browser. Private Enterprise Numbers (iana) MIBs for PRINTERS: RFC 1759 - standard Printer MIB (Proposed) RFC 3805 - to replace RFC 1759

MPIO - Multipath I/O

Microsoft Boosts SAN Availability with iSCSI Initiator 2.0 High Availability in Windows Using Microsoft MPIO MAP 0285: Multipath I/O (MPIO) Problem Resolution Why Windows Administrators Should Care About MPIO Client partitions sdipath(1M) Microsoft Grooms Windows for Storage Microsoft Delivers Multipath I/O Support for Storage Devices Multipathing and the Microsoft MPIO Driver Achitecture Microsoft Scales Data Center Wall with MPIO Microsoft Multipath I/O: Frequently Asked Questions Microsoft Storage Technologies - Multipath I/O Why Windows Administrators Should Care About MPIO High Availability in Windows Using Microsoft MPIO IBM Redbooks | IBM System Storage N series MPIO Support - Frequently...

MPLS - MultiProtocol Label Switching

MPLS was derrived from Cisco's Tag Switching, when Cisco "gave" MPLS to the IETF for open standardization. MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching - Wikipedia MPLS in a Nutshell - YouTube Frame-Relay MPLS - cheat sheet - MPLS MPLS Resource Center MPSLS Services MPLS - protocols dot com MPLS - wikipedia Home of MPLS standards Opensource and free of cost MPLS network simulator Framework for Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Recovery - RFC 3469 RFC 3037: LDP Applicability RFC 2547 - BGP/MPLS VPNs Carrying Label Information in BGP-4 - RFC 3107

NAS - Network Attached Storage - FILE Based IO

NAS - Wikipedia DAS, NAS & SAN diagrams SAN vs. NAS: A diagram of the differences NAS, definition of NAS for the Home or Office NAS-SAN Differences NAS-SAN dot com Storage Basics: NAS Options Broaden


InfoStor - EMC continues midrange NAS push Will Microsoft Shake Up NAS Market ... and More Users, vendors combine NAS, iSCSI Windows Powered NAS Solutions NetApp Squares Off With Redmond EMC Kisses Microsoft's NAS

NDMP - Network Data Management Protocol - FAQ NDMP - Wikipedia What is NDMP? - a definition from - NDMP - NDMP Protocol Specification NDMP: Network Data Management Protocol [osol-announce] NDMPCOPY Test Tool and NDMP Protocol Test Suite ... NDMP - Network Data Management Protocol NetApp - Standards Watch: EMC & NetApp Donate Code for NDMP NDMP-plus: An improved protocol for network based data management Network Data Management Protocol at OpenSolaris.or TIME NAVIGATOR FOR NDMP ndmp-initiator - Google Code NDMP/NAS Backup Software - NDMP Backup Software - NAS Backup Software NDMP Hot Backup Network Data Management Protocol (ndmp) - CommVault Simpana 8 Backup and Recovery for NAS NDMP Storage Systems IBM Tivoli Storage Manager - NDMP backup for Network Attached Storage VERITAS NetBackup 6.0 for NDMP - PDF

NetBackup (NBU) - Symantec's (was Veritas NetBackup)

NetBackup - Wikipedia NetBackup - Symantec Netbackup - Skills - LinkedIn Symantec NetBackup - Facebook Symantec NetBackup (OST)Software with ExaGrid - ExaGrid Systems See also Symantec's OST NetBackup API VERITAS NETBACKUP (now Symantec's - GO UP ^ for Symantec's): VERITAS NetBackup™ 6.0 Enterprise Server ... - iSoftland Veritas Netbackup Cheat Sheet - DataDisk Using VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter 4.5 with ESX Server - VMware VERITAS NetBackup User's Guide for Windows - Zedat Veritas NetBackup 4.5 Product Library Documentation - Oracle VERITAS NetBackup™ 6.0 Media Manager - Docs - Oracle Veritas Netbackup - Oracle FAQ veritas netbackup tutorial veritas netbackup error codes Veritas Status Codes and Messages Veritas NetBackup 6.5 Troubleshooting Guide - Symantec

NTFS - NT file system - sometimes New Technology File System)

NTFS supersedes the FAT file system. NTFS - Wikipedia What is NTFS? - a definition from What is NTFS? - webopedia NTFS File System. Data Recovery Software NTFS Data Recovery Software. BootDisk, Freeware NTFS DOS and more NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver NTFS Technical Reference: Local File Systems NTFS-3G for Mac OS X


Explains OID's (object identifiers), and Lists OIDs OID assignments from the top node A Brief Guide to OIDs - PDF Oid (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)

OSPF - Open Shortest Path First

OSPF v3 as a manet routing protocol OSPFv3 authentication Translate OSPF-ese to IS-IS-ese IS-IS tutorial (ppt) Cisco's OSPF Design Guide. 50 pages of OSPF goodness OSPF Design Guide - Document ID: 7039 - Cisco OSPF - DNR


Lately, the industry has started to call the traditional ATA interface "parallel ATA" - and some abbreviate it to PATA--to distinguish it Serial ATA (SATA). PATA - Parallel ATA

PnP - Plug and Play

Plug-and-Play Plug and Play SCSI Specification Plug and Play for Windows 2000 Plug and Play SCSI Specification Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification (ACPI), V.3.0


Coming soon


Installing QLogic FC Driver on RHEL 4


RDAC installation on RHEL 4


IBM BLOOD BATH EXPECTED - EXPECTING 64% WILL BE LAID OFF WORLDWIDE, next week (this is 1/27/2015) Lagging sales prompt Lenovo layoffs here - 5/20/2013 Gartner: NetApp, EMC layoffs part of industry consolidation - 5/20/2013 Analyst warns NetApp is prepping layoffs - The Register - 5/20/2013 Report: NetApp planning 1,300 layoffs - Triangle Business Journal - May 16, 2013

SAN - Storage Area Network - BLOCK Based I/O

SAN - Wikipedia DAS, NAS & SAN diagrams SAN Quick Reference - SAN vs. NAS: A diagram of the differences SAN vs DAS - 5/28/2009 SAN, definition of SAN-NAS Comparison / differences NAS-SAN dot com Learning Guide: SAN management FC SANs - Links SAN - Factbites See also SAN BOOKS (search for "san")


SAS controllers allow the use of SATA drives, but SATA controllers do not allow the use of SAS drives. Is SATA Going the Way of the Dodo Bird? Troubleshooting your SATA drive SATA - Serial ATA - Wikipedia Serial ATA Org What is Serial ATA? - Definition - Webopedia SATA drives: Four worst practices Serial ATA product Handbook Serial ATA - a definition ANSI Technical Committee T13 (ATA) Serial ATA (SATA) on Linux Using serial ATA with Linux SATA Specifications SATA - ATA-ATAPI.COM Mixing SAS and SATA drives can cause problems Is There Magic in SATA and SAS? University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory Serial ATA Consortium SAS and SATA - Unparalleled serial interface compatibility In-Depth Exploration of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA ... In-Depth Exploration of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA ... White Paper - Serial ATA - Next Generation Storage Interface - Hitachi
SATA Targets Enterprise Storage How can a SATA drive hook up to a SAN? SATA Takes on SCSI | A Challenger Rises | March 17, 2005 | Network ... SCSI and knowing your ATA from your SATA I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE SITES: Serial ATA Hard Drive Round Cables See also SATA BOOKS (search for "sata")

SATA II - now called SATA-IO

Also called: SATA 3G, SATA 300, SATA 3Gb/s, and SATA-IO. SATA 2 is a marketing term to describe products that use a revised version of the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) standard. SATA-IO is the preferrred name for this specification. SATA-IO has just finished version 2.5 of the SATA specification, SATA Revision 2.5. SATA Revision 2.5 is a consolidated, integrated spec that includes the 3Gb/s feature, as well as other features like Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Staggered Spin-up, Hot Plug, Port Multiplier and eSATA. It also incorporates resolutions to all known compatability issues. SATA-IO Supports 1.5 and 3.0 gigabits. Get the pros and cons of SATA II (SATA-IO) SATA II: What you should know NCQ, hot plug and staggered spinup (not all are mandatory to be SATA-IO compliant). Some SATA 3-Gpbs drives ship as 1.5-Gpbs, and need a utility to set them to 3-Gbs. Samsung Plans 256GB 2 1/2" SATA-II replacement, Solid-State Drive - a drop in replacment The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) What you should know about SATA II Get the pros and cons of SATA II (SATA-IO) Get the pros and cons of SATA II (SATA-IO) - zdnetasia SOME SATA-IO FEATURES: Port Multipliers - devices that allow you to increase the number of disks on a single SATA channel from one up to fifteen--were an add-on spec that is backward compatible with the SATA 1 standard. Asynchronous Notification - Under older mechanisms such as ATA, hosts had to regularly poll ATAPI devices (this happens about every one second) to look for changes in media (i.e., when you insert a new CD). Asynchronous notification relieves the host of these responsibilities. Instead, the ATAPI device itself will notify the host of changes to the media. ClickConnect - The original SATA connector was designed for internal use only and was kind of flimsy, although it was generally adequate for its intended use. The problem: The cable could come loose from the drive or motherboard fairly easily. ClickConnect is a new cabling mechanism that includes a latch that keeps the SATA cable connected.

eSATA - External SATA

Like USB and FireWire, eSATA provides the capability for hot plugging new devices with cables up to 2 meters in length (vs. 1 meter for internal SATA connections). However, this external connection can be extended to 8 meters with another extension, xSATA, described below. External SATA (eSATA) - sata-io org Link Power Management - Allows the SATA link to be placed into one of three states: Active, Partial, or Slumber, thus allowing the disk system to be placed into a lower power state, Staggered Spin-Up - When you power on an array of 16 disks, all 16 disks would need to draw a great amount of power in order to start up. With staggered spin-up, the disks can be powered up separately to avoid this high current demand.


However, this eSATA external connection can be extended to 8 meters with another extension, xSATA. xSATA coming soon - Discussion@SR See also SAS See also SATA BOOKS (search for "sata")


Small Form Factor. SFF/SFP Overview SFF - Small Form Factor

SFP - Small form-factor pluggable interface

SFF/SFP Overview SFP can be regarded as the hot plugable, upgrade version GBIC Small form-factor pluggable interface SFP transceiver


Coming soon

S.M.A.R.T Hard Drive Tests

S.M.A.R.T. - Wikipedia TiVo S.M.A.R.T disk test S.M.A.R.T. Disk Monitor S.M.A.R.T. Site: attributes reference table S.M.A.R.T. attributes meaning S.M.A.R.T. attribute meaning

SMASH - Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware

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SMB - Server Message Block

A DOS and Windows message format used to share files, directories and devices. SAMABA uses SMB to allow Unix, Linux and Windows to share directories and files. Server Message Block - Wikipedia Just what is SMB? Server Message Block Protocol SMB HOWTO


Storage Management Initiative, created by SNIA, to create a single standard interface for storage management, hopefully, to be used by all Vendors. SMI is based on both WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management)and CIM (Common Task Management), sponsored by Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). SMI - PCmag

SMI-S - Storage Management Initiative Specification (DMTF)

About the Storage Management Initiative The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) developed the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) to enable and streamline the integration of diverse multi-vendor storage networks; enable the development of more-powerful management applications; encourage management consolidation; and provide a common interface for storage networking vendors. Everything you need to know about SMI-S EXTENSIONS TO THE SMIL MULTIMEDIA LANGUAGE - PDF Everything you need to know about SMI-S What does SMI-S certification mean for End Users?


SNMP Overview SNMP Informant The Cuddletech Guide to SNMP Programming SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol - Wikipedia Net-SNMP - Free SNMP tool - Net-SNMP - Wikipedia tutorial is for net-snmp 5.0 & above - likely not work with the ucd-snmp toolkit commands Net::SNMP - Object oriented interface to SNMP


Coming soon


IDC: NetApp gains as EMC, IBM lose storage-software market share SSD flag bearer (STEC) to quickly hit $2bn valuation LSI releases bigger, better Engenio array (model 4900) NetApp heading cloudwards Fujitsu claims first 300GB *SATA* 2.5-inch drive MAJOR VENDORS LOOK TO ENABLE SAS WITHIN iSCSI Storage Decisions 2004 Maximizing Storage Value with IP SAN


Adding More than Eight LUNs in Window Server CIFS - A Common Internet File System How to Enable SMB Signing in Windows NT Porting Miniport Drivers to Storport

Storage Bridge Bay - SBB - 9/21/2006

Storage Bridge Bay is a specification that describes a computer storgage sub-system's BACKPLANE storage slot - it defines mechanical, electrical and low-level storage management requirements. The goal of SBB is to allow any vendor's SBB compliant Controller to plug into any SBB compliant storage enclosure. Currently SBB specification Version 1.0 and 2.0 have been released. Storage Bridge Bay working group - Techworld SBB Membership Storage Bay Bridge - Webopedia What is Storage Bay Bridge? - Webopedia SBB Specifications - 2.0, 1.0, 1,0 Errata A, B Storage Bridge Bay (SSB 1.0) issues specification - Computer Technology Review An Introduction to the Storage Bridge Bay Specification - PPT

Storage Bridge Bay 2 - SBB2 - 1/28/2008

Storage Bridge Bay Working Group released SBB 2.0 Specification

Storage Security

SNIA Tackles Security Securing IP Storage Networks - PDF
Computer Security Computer Security Recommendations Viruses and related Information

STORAGE VENDORS (Hardware for Enterprise)

MAJOR STORAGE PLAYERS (as far as I am concerned): DELL acquired Compellent Technologies (SANs), Inc in 2011 Compellent - Welcome to Dell Compellent's Customer Portal Symantec Solutions for Dell and Compellent Storage - Dell is Symantec's #1 partner

Data Domain

EMC DataDomain Data Domain Family - Backup and Archive, Deduplication - EMC Data Domain (corporation) - Wikipedia Data Domain Support Portal EMC Announces Updates to Data Domain - - 4/16/2013


DELL acquired Compellent Technologies (SANs), Inc in 2011 As far as I know, Dell no longer sells re-badged EMC storage Dell Dell "Compellent" Storage Center Dell Compellent - Wikipedia Dell Compellent Enterprise Storage - Dell Storage DotHill

EMC - bought by Dell

EMC (SYMMETRIX) VMAX – Enterprise Storage, Virtual Data Center - EMC Clariion Basics: DAE, DPE, SPE, Drives, Naming Conventions and ... EMC Data Protection Advisor Back-end bus speeds for CX4 series and CX3 series storage systems

EMC ATMOS Cloud / Big Data

Atmos - Cloud Storage, Big Data - EMC EMC Atmos Cloud Storage - PDF EMC Atmos (EMCAtmos) on Twitter Scale-out Storage with EMC Atmos - Intel Cloud Builders Guide - PDF EMC Atmos - EMC ViPR - Free eBook - Software-defined Storage Platform? EMC Atmos And The Challenge Of Doing Things Differently The many faces of EMC Atmos. - Storagezilla EMC Atmos: Enterprise Cloud Storage Infrastructure for Private and ... EMC Changes the Rules with Atmos Compute - Gestalt IT

EMC Celerra (NAS)

Celerra - Wikipedia Using EMC Celerra Storage with VMware vSphere and … Welcome to the EMC Celerra Support Forum Launch Celerra Manager EMC Celerra Replicator Overview - Chuck's Blog EMC - Celerra NAS Storage - SANSPOT Celerra NS-120 - Entry-level Unified Storage - EMC

EMC Centera

EMC Centera: Content-addressable storage (CAS) platform for data archiving. "Centera provides content authenticity, governance and compliance, long-term retention, and high availability with maximum efficiency and low total cost of ownership (TCO)." - EMC Centera - data archiving

EMC CX series

EMC CLARiiON CX Series NOTE: CLARiiON has been superceded by the EMC VNX series Clariion Basics: DAE, DPE, SPE, Drives, Naming Conventions DAE - Disk Array Enclosure DPE - Disk Processor Enclosure SPE - Service Processor Enclosure Introduction to the EMC CLARiiON CX4 Series Featuring UltraFlex... Powering down a CX500 series, CX400, CX300 series, or CX200 ... Clariion CX Hardware Components EMC Community Network - ECN: How to add an DAE to a Clariion CX4-480

DAE - Disk Array Enclosures (EMC)

EMC 2-Gigabit Disk Enclosure (DAE2) Setup Guide - DELL

EMC Control Center (now called EMC Ionix ControlCenter)

EMC: Control Center commands EMC Ionix ControlCenter (formerly EMC ControlCenter) 6.0 ... EMC Controlcenter Software - PDF EMC Ionix Control Center - Scribd - ~ $9/month EMC ControlCenter Performance Manager EMC Ionix for IT Operations - NetScout Systems EMC ControlCenter 6.0 Support Matrix - VMware

EMC DMX series

EMC Symmetrix DMX Architecture EMC Symmetrix DMX-4 and Symmetrix V-Max: Basic Differences

EMC NS series

EMC Celerra Family (NS)Technical Review NX4, NS20, NS-120, NS40, NS-480, NS80, NS40G, NS80G, NSX


NOTE: VNX has superceded the DG/EMC CLARiiON Storage series VNX Series - Unified Storage, Networked Storage - EMC Data Sheet: EMC VNX Family - PDF H8572-EMC VNX Host Encryption Data Sheet Introduction to the EMC VNX Series - PDF - White paper H8514.9 EMC VNX Series Unified Storage Systems VNX5100 VNX5300 VNX5500 VNX5700 VNX7500 H8509.4 EMC VNX Series Software Suites

Fujitsu Storage


GreenPlum (EMC)

Greenplum - Wikipedia Greenplum is driving the future of Big Data analytics - Home Page Greenplum Database: Massively Parallel Processing - Greenplum Greenplum - LinkedIn EMC Greenplum Tackles Big Data With Hadoop Distribution - EMC’s Greenplum Analytics: 1,000-Node Hadoop Testing and Development Cluster


HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) joined the Western Digital Corporation family of companies in March 2012. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Hitachi NAS (HNAS) Platform Family Hitachi Unified Storage VM Hitachi Data Ingestor (CLOUD) VSP - Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform HP (mostly repackaged)


IBMIBM (mostly repackaged) for entry and intermediate storage IBM DS3000 Disk Storage IBM DS3200 Disk Storage IBM DS3300 Disk Storage IBM DS3400 Disk Storage IBM DS4000 Disk Storage IBM DS5000 Disk Storage IBM XIV Disk Storage

IBM's SMIT - AIX Admin configuration program

IBM AIX SMIT - Wikipedia Introducing SMIT - IBM IBM Redbooks - System Management Interface Tool SMIT smitty Command - IBM IBM AIX: System Management Interface Tool (SMIT)

KAMINARIO Flash Storage Systems

Kaminario is a Newton, Massachusetts-based all-flash enterprise storage company founded in 2008. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and Globespan Capital, Kaminario manufactures the Kaminario K2 line of solid state SAN storage solutions. Kaminario announced K2 v5 in May 2014. Kaminario - Wikipedia Kaminario Upgrades Scale-Up, Scale-Out Flash Storage Package Kaminario Triples Bookings in Q2 - Launches of Fifth-Generation K2 All-Flash Array Kaminario - CONTACT Kaminario Brings Enterprise-Class Software, Scale-Up To Flash Storage Arrays - CRN Kaminario in amazeballs all-flash K2 streaming-storage benchmark brag - theregister Who's who in SSD? - Kaminario - how fast can your SSD run backwards?


EMC NetWorker (formerly Legato NetWorker) is a suite of enterprise level data protection software that unifies and automates backup to tape, disk-based, Legato - Wikipedia Legato - EMC LSI Corporation The Storage division is NOW part of NetApp and NOT a separate company. LSI is now an Avago Technologies company. For corporate information, please visit the Avago site. NEC NEC doubles deduplication performance

NetApp - Network Appliance

NetApp (Network Appliance) - stock NTAP NetApp - Wikipedia NetApp Exxxx (SAN Storage) NetApp E5400 Series NetApp E2600 Series NetApp FAS 6200 Series NetApp FAS 3200 Series NetApp FAS2500 Hybrid Array NetApp FAS 2200 Series Filer NATE - Network/NetApp Automation Test Environment ONTAP Data ONTAP 7G Data ONTAP 8 Data ONTAP GX SANtricity - SAN Management software Vfiler NetApp V-Series "NetApp competes in the data-storage devices industry. NetApp ranks second in market capitalization in its industry, behind EMC Corporation and ahead of Seagate Technology, Western Digital, Brocade, Imation, and Quantum.[36] In total revenue, NetApp ranks fourth behind EMC, Seagate, Western Digital, and ahead of Imation, Brocade, Xyratex, and Hutchinson Technology. Note that these lists of competitors do not include companies with significant storage businesses, such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Hitachi, Dell, Oracle, and Fujitsu. According to a recent (06.2010) IDC report, NetApp is a third company in network storage industry "Big 5's list", behind EMC and IBM, and ahead of HP and Dell, with largest annual revenue growth (47.4%)." - Wikipedia

filer - NetApp

NetApp filer - Wikipedia NetApp - Wikipedia NetApp Storage Agent now provided vfiler information NetApp Storage Configuration - Abiquo Documentation Home ONTAP - NAS storage Management software: ONTAP 8 has two operating modes: 7-Mode and Clustered Data ONTAP "The filers use NetApp's proprietary operating system called Data ONTAP which includes code from Berkeley Net/2 BSD Unix and other operating systems.[31] Data ONTAP originally only supported NFS, but CIFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel (including Fibre Channel over Ethernet) were later added. Today, NetApp provides two variants of Data ONTAP. Data ONTAP 7G and a nearly complete rewrite[31] called Data ONTAP GX, based upon grid technology acquired from Spinnaker Networks. In the near future these software product lines will be merged into one OS - Data ONTAP 8, which will fold Data ONTAP 7G onto the Data ONTAP GX cluster platform." - Wikipedia NetApp Data ONTAP 8 Operating System Data ONTAP Edge ONTAP 8 Data sheet SANtricity - SAN Management software: SANtricity SANtricity was developed by LSI (now part of NetApp) for use by several vendors - IBM was probably the biggest, but not the only, user. NetApp Exxxx (SAN Storage): NetApp E5400 Data Storage System - SAS, Infiniband, 8GigE E2600 Storage System - 6Gbps SAS, 10 & 1-Gb iSCSI, 8GB FC NetApp FAS - Fabric Attached Storage: FAS 6200 NetApp FAS3200 Series FAS2500 Hybrid Array NetApp FAS2200 Series Vfiler: IT Expertise Choice: What is a Netapp Vfiler or Multistore Backup Central Forums - View topic - NDMP NetApp vfiler NetApp Storage Agent now provided vfiler information - IBM NetApp V-Series: V-Series Open Storage Controllers - FC, SAN NetApp Network-Attached Storage (NAS) NetApp SAN

NetWorker - EMC - formerly Legato

EMC NetWorker - Wikipedia EMC NetWorker - Unified Backup and Recovery Software

Panasas - (NAS storage)

Panasas - Extreme Parallel Performance (NAS) Panasas supports servers that comply with the LDAPv3 standard (RFC 4510 & related). SUN - now owned by Oracle Symantec Symantec - Home Page


Data Warehousing, Big Data, Business Intelligence and CRM Solutions. Teradata - main web page eHow Teradata Tips Teradata - Wikipedia Teradata Tutorials Teradata Database Teradata SQL


VCE (company), formed by Cisco Systems and EMC Corporation with investments from VMware and Intel. VCE builds and assembles Vblock Systems using EMC storage, Cisco servers and networking, and VMware virtualization technology. It bundles and tests these systems before shipping them to customers Western Digital - now owns Hitachi Data Systems Western Digital - Home Page LESS KNOWN STORAGE PLAYERS (to me, anyway): Cachengo - cloud storage - Founded: April 2009 Data Domain is now owned by EMC Data Robotics Inc - Santa Clara, California. Company Web site: Scale Computing Sepaton - Marlborough, MA Xiotech Xuratex

VCE (company)

Formed by Cisco Systems and EMC Corporation with investments from VMware and Intel. VCE Home Web Page - Zetta - cloud storage service


I, personally only buy and use Storage HARDWARE (NOT a software solution). Of course, there is a lot of Software and Firmware controlling the hardware, but it is Hardware that does the real work. Some people do not need as much throughput, and prefer to save money by using Storage Software instead of a hardware solution. For example, Linux Clusters via Software. Here is an iSCSI Software SAN Solution Company - I know nothing about their products: Star Wind - Storage Virtualization & iSCSI storage for small & midsize companies.


Connecting Routers Back-to-Back Through the AUX Ports - Cisco Fibre Channel switch - Wikipedia List of Some Fibre Channel switches - Wikipedia IBM 2109 Model F16 Fibre Channel Switch Switch Port Mirroring Routing Consortium Including: BGP, DVMRP, IGMP, OSPF, PIM-SM, RIP and VRRP. Switch DEBUGGING Storage Switches Offer Alternatives to Fibre Channel Vyatta - open source router ROUTER REVIEWS Switch DEBUGGING


3Com APC Aristra (Networks) Switches Asante ATTO Technology Avocent (owned by Emerson) Switches / KVMs Belkin Black Box


BROCADE Brocade Communications Systems - Wikipedia

Brocade Silkworm 3800 switch

Brocade 3800 rebranded TO IBM F-16 FC Switch

Brocade Silkworm 4100 switch

Brocade Silkworm 4100 EOL - DG/EMC Brocade Silkworm 4100 - EOL provides 4 Gbit/sec technology with auto-sensing capabilities for 1 & 2 (& 4) Gbit devices 16 to 32 ports in 8-port increments. Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, which enables to 32 Gbit/sec. Maintenance support is no longer available on the Brocade 4100, McDATA 4400, and McDATA 4700. End-of-Service Date: October 31, 2012

Brocade Silkworm 4900 switch

Brocade Silworm 4900 Switch EOL = December 31, 2009 Brocade 4900 Switch - EOL Notice Brocade 4900 Fibre Channel Switch - DETAILS - DELL Up to 512 Gbit/sec of aggregated throughput (64 ports x 4Gbps base transport rate). Up to 64 ports capable of 4 Gbit/sec full-duplex performance Up to 64 Gbit/sec throughput with Brocade ISL Trunking Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection for load balancing between trunk groups Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) traffic rerouting Non-disruptive software upgrades (hot code load and activation) Redundant, hot-swappable components, fans, and power supplies Hardware-enforced zoning by World Wide Name (WWN) Brocade WEB TOOLS utilization over a secure browser using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol Integration with heterogeneous environments: Windows, Windows NT, UNIX, AIX, Linux, and Solaris

Brocade Silkworm 12000 Director

Brocade Silkworm 12000 Director Brocade 12000 Fabric Switch - DOCS - Oracle Migrating Brocade 12000 to 48000 - any steps? - Brocade Communities Brocade 12000, 24000, 48000 - TECHNICAL SPECS - Top Gun Technology MDS 9000 Core with Brocade 3900/12000 Edge Topology PDF

Brocade Silkworm 48000 Director

Brocade 48000 Director - PDF - Brocade 48000 Director - End of Support (EOS) Date February 17th, 2016 Achieving Enterprise SAN Performance with the Brocade 48000 - PDF Brocade DCX Integration for Brocade 48000 for Customers (PDF Brocade 48000 EOL and Blades (fc4-32 and fc8-48) - Brocade Communities Brocade DCX Backbone High Performance Brocade Fibre and Ethernet Switch Brocade DCX Backbone Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones Introduction to Brocade DCX Backbones and Directors -PDF - Brocade Datasheet Brocade DCX Backbone - Fujitsu Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone Details - Dell CISCO - Home Page Lots of CISCO Switch information here - click here CISCO MDS 9000 (9500) Fabric / Storage Switches D-Link Dell - Home Page LOTS OF DELL INFORMATION HERE - Click DotHill


Emulex Emulex - The Company Emulex - Wikipedia Emulex encrypts data before it gets into the array - The Register Emulex has come up with its OneSecure host bus adapter (HBA), an 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel HBA. Emulex announces KMIP-compliant encryption - KMIP information is HERE ServerEngines Acquired by Emulex Emulex - HP microsite - Home Emulex rejects Broadcom takeover offer, again F5 - F5 Networks, Inc Fujitsu Network Technologies Hawking Technologies HP (repackaged) IBM (mostly repackaged switches) IBM 2109 Model F16 Fibre Channel Switch - a rebranded Brocade 3800 IBM Storage InfiniCon Lefthand Networks Linksys McDATA (Now Brocade) Netgear Nortel QLogic QLogic - Wikipedia Installing QLogic FC Driver on RHEL 4 Siemens Siig SMC Trendware Virtensys - I/O Virtualization switches - Beaverton, Oregon and Europe Voltaire
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Why storage managers are turning to tiered storage Tier Matching - informationweek What is tiered storage? - Storage tiers create benefits, challenges The versitility and options for Tier 2 storage are catching up to those of Tier 1. The THREE? TIERS of COMPUTER STORAGE: Tier 0 = Performance caching - Solid State Disk (SSD) - Some are condidering this a new storage tier. Other Storage experts denounce the term Tier 0. Tier 1 = Online storage - mission critical, recently accessed, usually faster, more expensive, perhaps double-parity. Tiered Storage Model Here, Online does NOT mean on the Internet. Tier 2 = Near-line storage Nearline storage - Wikipedia Tier 3 = Far line storage - Data at Rest - Oh, Tier 3...

UPnP - Universal Plug and Play

Device Discovery - see also: Bluetooth Jini SCSI SNMP USB Universal Plug-and-Play UPnP Forum Disabling Plug and Play Microsoft's UPnP Site Universal Plug and Play in Microsoft Windows XP (paper) UPnP in the Digital Home Linux SDK for UPnP Devices UPnP NAT Traversal FAQ Intel software for UPnP Technology Using UPnP Programmatically controlling a UPnP Firewall 2004 UPnP Implementers Corporation Linux SDK for UPnP Devices How To - Prevent Bluetooth device discovery when within range Capabilities of the Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control Client and of Universal Plug and Play Discovering Devices SNMP Device Discovery Developer's Guide - RRFW




A Complete Cluster Stack for Linux Linux Compute Clusters Linux Clustering Software - Reviews - openMosix, an Open Source Linux Cluster Project The Linux Enterprise Cluster - wikipedia Linux Cluster HOWTO - PDF Linux Cluster HOWTO OpenSSI Clusters for Linux Cluster (computing) - Wikipedia The Beowulf (HIGH performance) Cluster Site Some notes on how to build a Linux cluster - 2006 Linux Parallel Processing Using Clusters Full Circle: Simulating Linux Clusters on Linux Clusters (IBM's Bluegene) Xen Virtualization and Linux Clustering, Part 1 | Linux Journal Some notes about building a Linux cluster Linux-cluster Info Page - Redhat High-performance Linux clustering, Part 1: Clustering fundamentals - IBM Linux Clustering with Ruby Queue: Small is Beautiful IBM Redbooks | Linux Clustering with CSM and GPFS Linux Clusters | Linux Magazine Cluster Project Page Cluster Infrastructure for Linux (CI) Installing a large Linux cluster, Part 2: Management server ... HP Unveils Linux Cluster File System -- Online Catalog: Building Linux Clusters Open Single System Image (openSSI) Linux Cluster Project Bruce J ... - PDF Linux Clustering: building and maintaining Linux clusters - Google Books Result Linux Links - The Linux Portal: Networking/Clustering


Microsoft Cluster Server - wikipedia Overview of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 - PDF - Microsoft Using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 to Create and Configure a Two ... - Microsoft Deploying and Managing Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 - Microsoft Deploying and Managing Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Introduction to Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition - Cluster Server - Microsoft high performance computing clusters Compute Cluster Server uses the Microsoft Messaging Passing Interface v2 (MS-MPI) Windows 2000 Advanced Server: clustering Microsoft ITG Infrastructure Services High-Availability Solutions Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Cluster ... - Microsoft Best practices for using dynamic disks on Windows Server 2003 ... - Microsoft How to make a Microsoft Windows clustering system in C# .Net High-Availability Solutions Using Microsoft Windows 2000 Cluster ... - Microsoft The Road to Know Where: Ultimate List of Free Windows Software ... Windows clustering and geographically separate sites

SSD - Solid State Drives

Modern SSD hard drives are Flash-based. Please refer to the TRIM command for information about SSD Reads, Writes and Erase instructions. Ssd Articles on Engadget Enterprise Storage: 5 Hottest SSDs Available Now - Sep 16, 2014 SSD - 2014 News, Articles and Trends - Tom's IT Pro top 100 SSD articles on - September 30, 2014 Flash and RAID: User Tips - 10/16/2014 - Christine Taylor RUNNING RAID5 on SSDs WILL WEAR THEM OUT SOONER - April, 2013 - NOT SO MUCH, ANYMORE DO NOT USE RAID5 ON SSDs - you will quickly destroy them This is not as much of a problem as it used to be. Solid-State Array MQ - Garter Reviews All-Flash Storage SSD - Wikipedia (SSD) native command Queuing Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is an extension of the Serial ATA ... Windows 7's AHCI enables not only NCQ but also TRIM support on SSD. See also: NCQ HGST Intros 12Gbps SAS SSDs for Enterprise Storage Systems How To Compare SSDs The Advantages of DRAM SSD Collecting The SSD Garbage Solid State Drive Connectivity Options Demystifying SSD Wear Leveling Collecting The SSD Garbage understanding solid state "specsmanship" SSD security: the worst of all worlds - ZDnet Aligning SSD Partitions On-the-fly Data Compression for SSDs SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, Part 1: Initial Throughput Results - SSD controller uses real-time compression SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, Part 1: Initial Throughput Results SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, PART 2: : Initial IOPS Results SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, Part 3: Detailed Throughput Analysis SandForce 1222 SSD Testing, Part 4: Detailed IOPS Analysis Verbatim announces world's first SSD ExpressCards with 256-bit hardware encryption pureSilicon adds 256GB model to new Renegade R2 SSD range SSD flag bearer (STEC) to quickly hit $2bn valuation Enterprise SSDs SSDs are on the way Solid-state drive - wikipedia How to equip your PC with SSD for about $200 - ComputerWorld Solid State Disk Buyers Guide - September 2008 - SSD article on The SSD Power Consumption Hoax : Flash SSDs Don't Improve Your ... Memoright SSDs: The End of Hard Drives? : The HDD is Beaten .. Samsung Solid State Drives - Samsung SSD SanDisk SSD - Drive your laptop Four-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Super Talent, Mtron - HotHardware Intel tosses hat into SSD ring with 80GB launch SSD command prompt SSD command queueing SSD command set SSD smart command format SSD command prompt

SWD - (HP's) Storage Works Division


A subset of My Recommended Technical Books (click here)

STORAGE NEWS - MAGAZINES Ahern, Dennis M., Aaron Clouse & Richard Turner CMMI Distilled. Second Edtion AW $30 0-321-18613-3 Arnett, Mathew Flint, et al Inside TCP/IP NRP 40 1-56205-354-X Bastiaansen, Rob @@ Rob's Guide to Using VMware (ACE, GSX & ESX Server). SECOND EDITION Books4brains $40 978-9080893436 Amazon Benner, Alan F. Fibre Channel: Gigabit Communications and I/O for Computer Networks McGraw $ 90 0-07-005669-2 Black, Uyless ** Critical Testing Processes AW $50 0-201-74868-1 Budruk, Ravi; Don Anderson & Tom Shanley PCI Express System Architecture Mindshare, Inc. $ 77 0-321-15630-7 Camarillo, Gonzalo SIP Demystified McGH $50 0-07-137340-3 Chappell, David A. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) O'Reilly $40 0-596-00675-6 Chrissis, Mary beth et al ^ CMMI. SECOND EDITION (CMMI version 1.2) AW $70 0-321-27967-0 Clark, Tom IP SANs: A Guide to iSCSI, iFCP, and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks. SW $45 0-201-75277-8 Deming, David A. The SCSI Tutor ENDL Publications $192 1-879936-08-9 Dennis, Zimmer @@ VMware Server and VMware Player BoD $ 50 978-3952294215 Amazon Doraswamy, Naganand & Dan Harkins IPSec. SECOND EDITION PH/PTR $45 0-13-046189-X Dwivendi, Himanshu ^ Securing Storage: A Proactive Guide to SAN and NAS Security Wiley $50 0-32134995-4 HAS NO REFERENCES Farley, Marc Building Storage Networks. Second Edition Osborne $ 50 0-07-213072-5 Field, Gary & Peter M. Ridge et al The Book of SCSI. 2nd edition No Starch Press $ 50 1-886411-10-7 [In my opinion, the Best Introduction & Advanced SCSI Book] Futral, William T. ** InfiniBand Architecture: Development and Deployment- -A Strategic Guide to Server I/O Solutions Intel Press $ 65 0970284667 Garney, John et al ** USB Hardware and Software Annabooks $ 95 Golden, G. Richard ** Service and Device Discovery: Protocols and Programming McGraw 0071379592 Grigonis, Richard Fault Resilient PCs Flatiron Publishing 0-936648-89-9 Grimsrud, Knut & Hubbert Smith Serial ATA Storage Architecture and Applications Intel Press $44 0-9717861-8-6 Hall, Eric. A. Internet Core Protocols. [IP, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP & IGMP] O'Reilly $ 40 w/CD 1-56592-572-6 Hammersley, Eric @@ Professional VMware (Programmer to Programmer) WROX $ 40 978-0470079881 Amazon Held, Gilbert Ethernet Networks Wiley 33 0-471-59717-1 Herbert, Thomas F. Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems Charles River Media $50 w/CD 1-58450-284-3 Hernandez, Rowell, et al IP Storage Networking: IBM NAS & iSCSI Solutions IBM Redbooks $60 0738424226 Hertel, Christopher R. Implementing CIFS: The Common Internet File System PH $50 0-13-047116-X Hobbs, Chris A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management Auerbach 0-8493-2306-1 Hufferd, John L. iSCSI The Universal Storage Connection AW $45 0-201-78419-x Hunt, Craig TCP/IP Network Administration O'Reilly & Associates 30 0-937175-82-X IBM Redbooks - online Jackson, Mike SAS Storage Architecture Mindshare, Inc 0-9770878-0-8 Kembel, Robert W. Comprehensive Introduction to Fibre Channel Solution Technology (requires $1200 course) 0-931836-83-2 Kembel, Robert W. In-Depth Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Solution Technology (requires $1200 course) 0-931836-81-6 Kozierak, Charles M % TCP/IP Guide No Starch $80 hardcover 1-59327-047-X at Amazon Kleinrock, Leonard Queueing Systems: Volume 1: Theory Wiley 0-471-49110-1 Kozierak, Charles M % TCP/IP Guide No Starch $80 hardcover 1-59327-047-X at Amazon Kulpa, Margaret K. & Kent A. Johnson Interpreting the CMMI: A Process Improvement Approach Auerbach $ 70 w/froms on CD 0-8493-1654-5 Lamb, Joseph M Windows 2000 Clustering and Load balancing Handbook PH/PTR $55 0-13-065199-0 Lucke, Robert W. Building Clustered Linux Systems HP $50 0-13-144853-6 Mansfield, Niall Practical TCP/IP: Designing, Using, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks on Linux and Windows Marshall, David, Wade A. Reynolds & Dave McCrory Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center. Amazon Auerbach $80 hardcover 978-0849339318 [While I really like this book, in my opinion, it suffers from the same problem as many of the newer technical books - I FIND ESSENTIALLY NO REFERENCES. I may have overlooked some references, and it has a lot of great information, but in my OPINION, IT HAS NO REFERENCES - no books, no papers, no real online links, no CD - for $80, in my opinion it's lack of references is a crime. I would FIRE any technical book editor that did not insist on including references. I am ready to suggest, that if it is feasable, DO NOT BUY ANY TECHNICAL BOOK THAT INCLUDES NO REFERENCES - but do buy this one]. Maufer, Thomas A. @@ IP Fundamentals PH/PTR $ 50 0-13-975483-0 May, J. ** OSPF: Anatomy of a Routing Protocol AW McDysan, David ** QoS and Traffic Management in IP and ATM Networks McGraw $ 55 0-07-134959-6 Michael Jeronimo & Jack Weast UPnP Design by Example Intel Press $70 w/CD 0-971-17861-1-9 Microsoft Press The GUI Guide: International Terminology for the Windows Interface. Microsoft Press w/3 1/2" disk $30 -- Miller, Mark A. Trouble Shooting TCP/IP: Analyzing ... M&T Books 45 Minasi, Mark et al Mastering Windows Server 2003 Sybex $60 w/CD 0-7821-4130-7 Moy, John T. ** OSPF Complete Implementation AW $ 55 w/CD (source code) 0-201-30966-1 Naik, Dilip C. Inside Windows Storage AW $50 0-321-12698-X c2004 Nelson, Mark Serial Communications: a C++ Developers Guide M&T 45 W/DISK 1-55851-281-0 Oglesby, Ron & Scott Herold @@ VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide Brian Maddend Company $50 978-0971151062 Amazon Ohrtman, Franklin D. Jr. Softswitch: Architecture for VoIP McGraw $ 50 0-07-140977-7 [In my opinion, this is a very high-level overview] [In my opnion, it should include a lot more references] Orebaugh, Angela D. et al Ethereal Packet Sniffing Syngress $ 50 w/CD 1-932266-82-8 Osterloh, Heather IP Routing Primer Plus SAMS $ 40 0-672-32210-2 Perry, James T & Joseph G. Lateer Understanding Oracle Sybex $25 0-89588-534-4 Pfister, Gregory F. ** In search of Clusters: the Ongoing Battle in Lowly parallel Computing. 2nd Edition PTR/PH $ 45 0-13-899709-8 (seems a little strangly done, but about NUMA, ...) Pontiatowski, Marty hp-ux virtual partitions PH/PTR $ 50 0-13-035212-8 Preston, W. Curtis Using SANs and NAS O'Reilly $30 0-596-00153-3 Richard, Golden G. III Service and Device Discovery: Protocols and Programming (Jini, SLP, UPnP, Bluetooth SDP) McGraw-Hill $ 50 0-07-137959-2 Russinovich, Mark E. & David A. Solomon Microsoft Windows Internals, Fourth Edition: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows XP & Windows 2000. Microsoft Press $60 978-0735619173 See also: Device Drivers See also: Windows XP See also: Windows VISTA See also: Windows 2003 See also: Windows Tips See also: Windows CE See also: Windows Mobile / Mobile 2003 See also: Windows other Santifaler, Michael TCP/IP and NFS: Internetworking in a UNIX Environment AW 32 0-201-54432-6 Schimmel, Curt UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures: Symmetric Multiprocessing and Caching for Kernel Programmers. AW 63338 51 0-201-63338-8 Schmidt, Michael E. Implementing the IEEE Software Engineering Standards SAMS $ 45 0-672-31857-1 Schneiderman, Ben Designing the User Interface. 2nd Edition AW 57286 46 0-201-57286-9 Schneier, Bruce Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C Wiley 45 0-471-59756-2 Seifert, Rich The Switch Book: Complete Guide to LAN Switching Technology Wiley $ 70 0-471-3458-5 Shamim, Faraz et al ** Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols Cisico Press $ 55 1-58705-019-6 Shanley, Tom InfiniBand Network Architecture Addison-Wesley (Mindshare) $ 60 0321117654 Shanley, Tom and Don Anderson PCI System Architecture. 3rd Edition. Covers PCI rev 2.1 AW $35 0-201-40993-3 (PC System Architecture Series) Simitci, Huseyin Storage Network Performance Analysis Wiley $45 0-7645-1685-X Solari, Edward & George Willse PCI & PCI-X Hardware and Software Architecture & Design Annabooks 0-929392-63-9 Spalding, Robert Storage Networks: the Complete Reference Osborne $ 50 0-07-222476-2 Spurgeon, Charles E. Ethernet: the Definitive Guide O'Reilly $45 1-56592-660-9 Stai, Jeffrey D. The Fibre Channel Bench Reference ENDL Publications, $ 160 1-879936-17-8 Stallings, William SNMP, SNMP-v2, and CMIP: the Practical Guide to Network Management Standards AW 63331 53 0-201-63331-0 Stevens, W. Richard TCP/IP Illustrated- Vol I: The protocols AW 54 0-201-63346-9 Stevens, W. Richard TCP/IP Illustrated- Vol 3 (Volume THREE) TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX Protocols AW $ 40 Thomas, Stephen A. ** IP Switching and Routing Essentials: Understanding RIP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, CR-LDP, and RSVP-TE Wiley 0471034665 Thompson, Herbert H. & Scott G. Chase ^ Software Vulnerability Guide. Charles River $50 1-58450-358-0 Toigo, Jon William ** The Holy Grail of Network Storage Management PH/PTR $50 0-13-028416-5 Townsend, Robert L. SNMP Application Developer's Guide VNR w/disk 45 0-442-01874-6 Trodden, Jay HyperTransport System Architecture Addison-Wesley (Mindshare) $ 55 0321168453 Vadala, Derek Managing RAID on Linux O'Reilly $ 40 1-56592-730-3 Ward, Brian VMware: the complete Guide to VMWARE WORKSTATION No Starch Press $ 40 1-886411-72-7 Amazon Warren, Steven S. @@ The VMware Workstation 5 Handbook Charles River Media $45 978-1584503934 Amazon Wind River Systems VxWorks Reference Manual Wind River Systems Wind River Systems VxWorks Programmer's Guide Wind River Systems Wind River Systems VxWorks Driver Supplement Wind River Systems Williams, David E. & Rogier Dittner Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period Syngress $60 978-1-59749-217-1 While a good book, I, personally, could find very few references in it Unfortunately, fewer and fewer technical books have references - a shame Wright, Gary R. & Stevens, W. Richard TCP/IP Illustrated- Vol 2: The Implementation AW 63354 56 0-201-63354-X Young, Ralph R. ** Effective Requirements Practices. AW $ 40 w/CD 0-201-70912-0 Zadian Technologies SCSI, the Nuts & Bolts Knowledge TEK Zadian Technologies SCSI, the Nuts & Bolts: Workbook and reference Guide Knowledge TEK Zadian Technologies Zadian SCSI Navigator Zadian Technologies c1994 $ 11 Zero G Team InstallAnywhere AW $35 0-321-24610-1

(ATA) TRIM command for SSDs

From Maximum PC's TRIM Command White Paper - Holiday 2009: SSDs are typically Read and Written in 4K chunks called Pages. 128 pages are grouped into one 512 KB Block. New SSDs have fast read and write times until a Block needs to be erased. Blocks can only be erased 512 KB at a time. To overwrite a 4K chunk, an entire 512 KB block to cache, the over-writable pages (4K chunks) are deleted and replaced with the new data. Then the modified 512 KB block on the SSD are erased and over-written with the new data. The Operating System and it's file system don't tell the SSD about deleted files. All writes to The TRIM command, found in Windows 7 and newer releases of Linux can improve the Write time of SSD drives. SSDs typically read and write data in 4K chunks (pages), grouped in 128 pages each. BUT data can only be erased in 512 KB blocks. Thus SSDs usually have a fast write time UNTIL they run out of never-written-to pages (and an erase is required). Click here for ATA information TRIM (SSD command) - Wikipedia The Trim Command - AnandTech AnandTech: The SSD Improv: Intel & Indilinx get TRIM Engineering Windows 7 : Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives Non Volatile Cache Command Proposal for ATA8-ACS - .DOC file Using TRIM features on SSDs before or without Windows 7 Should Filesystems Be Optimized for SSD's? Ext4 has support for the ATA TRIM command Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: [PATCH 4/5] ide: Add support for TRIM The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD Linux kernel advances - An introduction to what's new in versions 2.6.28 and 2.6.29 For more information about the TRIM command, please CLICK HERE


SNIA Tutorials SAN vs NAS - YouTube Video

VI Protocol

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Complete Technical Acronyms, Glossary, Definitions & Terminology VIRTUALIZATION Terms - Global Knowledge Consider your virtualization storage options 7 Benefits of Storage Virtualization - white paper x86 virtualization Popek and Goldberg virtualization requirements - wikipedia AMD-V: AMD-V - AMD virtualization - Citrix Xen Virtualization: Click here for Citrix information HYPER-V (Microsoft's): MICROSOFT HAS TOOLS TO CONVERT VMware to Hyper-V Hyper-V provides software infrastructure and basic management tools in Windows Server 2008 What is Hyper-V? Hyper-V - Microsoft Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Sun Fire X64 Servers What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 - Microsoft (white paper) Microsoft Hyper-V - Microsoft - white paper Free Hyper-V Backup 2012 opens new browser window - MicrosoftAltaro - Free for 2 VMs, forever Hyper-V BOOKS - then search for: hyper-v HYPER-V2 (Microsoft's): Hyper-V2 has been released Microsoft throws Hyper-V R2 into the ring Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community for Hyper-V Hyper-V BOOKS - then search for: hyper-v INTEL-VT: IVT - Intel VT - wikipedia VMware: Click here for VMware information XEN: Click here for XEN information Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period VIRTUALIZATION WHITE PAPERS: White Paper, Demystifying Storage Networking DAS, SAN, NAS, NAS Gateways Making the Business Case for Deploying Data Visualization Tools

Altiris Software Virtualization

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0: Full Review - Review ... Symantec to Acquire Altiris - Jan. 29, 2007

BOCHS - Open Source Virtualization


Microsoft Virtual Server

Microsoft Virtual Server

Parallels Workstation

Parallels, Inc.

QEMU - Open Source

QEMU - Open Source

Serenity Virtual Station (SVISTA)

Serenity Virtual Station (SVISTA)

User-Mode Linux and VServer - Open Source


Virtual Iron (VFe)

Virtual Iron (VFe)

VMware - Virtualization Software

VCP = VMware Certified Professional. MICROSOFT HAS TOOLS TO CONVERT VMware to Hyper-V VMware dot com VMware vSphere Building a Home Lab for VMware sphere 5.1 - Whitepaper vSphere Hypervisor - free download vSphere Books - home of the Unofficial VMware ESX Server Whitebox HCL VMware Company Store Book List VMware: Virtualization, Virtual Machine & Virtual Server ... (VMware - now EMC) free VMware Player, virtual machine, virtual PC: VMware - VMware VMware - Wikipedia ExtremeVM MiniMe Project Virtualization information Virtual Strategy Magazine VMbook.information VMware Documentation and Help: VMware Documentation - VMware VMware Knowledge Base - VMware Configuring iSCSI in a VMware ESX Server 3 Environment - PDF iSCSI Design Considerations and Deployment Guide - VMware Infrastructure 3 - PDF ESX 3.5 - SCSI Reservation Conflict on multiple storage(iSCSI) environment VMware Discussion Forums - VMware Vmware how to - OSx86 Honeypotting with VMware What does VMWare Tools do? - Reformed Musings How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions ... Open Virtual Machine Tools VMware/Tools - Community Ubuntu Documentation Installing VMware Tools - VMware Installing VMware Tools in CentOS 5 VMTN Blog: Operating System Specific Packages for VMware Tool - VMware VMware Communities: ATA over ethernet (AoE) iSCSI Design Considerations and Deployment Guide - VMware Infrastructure 3 How do I...Install VMware Server 1.04 on an Ubuntu Linux system? DOWNLOAD VMware: Download VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, ESX Server Download FREE (Host) VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 3 Download VMware Server 2.0 Download & Register VMware Server - vmware Download FREE VMware Server 2.0.x Download VMware vCenter Stage Manager Download VMware SDKs & APIs VMware NEWS: VMware Eyes Enterprise, Microsoft VMworld Confidential: DataCore iSCSI SAN Software and VMware Virtualization Make Virtual Infrastructures Practical for Everyone - 2/19/2007 VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 - Climbing The Mountain EMC exec champions NAS for VMware shops Server Virtualization Blog - VMware SAN Guide Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) - VMware - byteandswitch VMware bought a small startup named Akimbi Systems Vmware how to - OSx86 VMware Player with your own Windows XP Professional Virtual Machine VMware: Information from Job search for All vmware jobs at one search. all jobs. Popular pages tagged with "vmware" on How-to: VMware player modification - Hack a Day VMware for beginners - Lifehacker VMware 'miles ahead' of Microsoft Virtual Server, expert says Oracle-on-Linux VMware Cookbooks (Linux RHEL 3) We have created a Mono VMware image that people can use with SuSE Linux - Novell VMware fires broadside at Microsoft - 2/27/2007 VMware user hits scalability wall - 3/27/2007 - Computer World HowTo: Windows (XP) on Ubuntu with VMWare Server - Ubuntu Forums VMWare: Virtual Machine Security Flaw 'Very Serious' - OLD NEWS - December 22, 2005 VMware ESX 3 performance - SAN / SATA / NAS: Storage / SAN Compatibility Guide for ESX Server 3.x An Analysis of Disk Performance in VMware ESX Server Virtual Machines - PDF VMTN Performance Center

(Recommended) Virtualization Books - a subset of My Recommended Technical Books

a more up-to-date list is HERE - search for your topic

Bastiaansen, Rob @@ Rob's Guide to Using VMware (ACE, GSX & ESX Server). 2nd Edition Books4brains $40 978-9080893436 Amazon Clark, Tom @@ Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management AW $40 978-0321262516 Dennis, Zimmer @@ VMware Server and VMware Player BoD $ 50 978-3952294215 Amazon Finn, Aiden et al Windows server 2012 Hyper-V Installation & Configuration Guide Sybex $ 60 978-1-118-48649-8 Pg 27 converting to Hyper-V from VMware Designed for use in the Cloud - MANY improvements over R2 Hales, John et al Administrating vSphere 5 (VMware's vSphere) Coarse Technology $65 978-1-4354-5654-9 Hammersley, Eric @@ Professional VMware (Programmer to Programmer) WROX $ 40 978-0470079881 Amazon James, Bareth R. not yet sure how I feel about this book Citrix Xen Desktop Implementation Syngress $ 50 978-1-59749-582-0 Lowe, Scott Mastering VMware vSphere 5 Sybex $ 60 978-0-470-89080-6 Marshall, David, Wade A. Reynolds & Dave McCrory Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center. Amazon Auerbach $80 hardcover 978-0849339318 Mishchenko, Dave VMware ESXi, Planning, Implementation and Security Course technology $ 50 978-1-4354-5495-8 Morimoto, Rand & Jeff Guillet Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed SAMS $40 0-672-33028-8 Oglesby, Ron & Scott Herold @@ VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide Brian Maddend Company $50 978-0971151062 Amazo n Pontiatowski, Marty hp-ux virtual partitions PH/PTR $ 50 0-13-035212-8 VMware Education Services VMware ESX Server System Management [ESX Server 1.5.2} VMware Education Services VMware Education Services Lab Book VMware ESX Server System Management [ESX Server 1.5.2} VMware Education Services Ward, Brian VMware: the complete Guide to VMWARE WORKSTATION No Starch Press $ 40 1-886411-72-7 Ama zon Warren, Steven S. @@ The VMware Workstation 5 Handbook Charles River Media $45 978-1584503934 Amazon Williams, David E. & Rogier Dittner Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period Syngress $60 978-1-59749-217-1 While a good book, I, personally, could find very few references in it Unfortunately, fewer and fewer technical books have references - a shame.


SAN and NAS virtualization - InfoWorld Moving from SAN to NAS virtualization - infostor InfoStor In-Depth Storage Virtualization

VTL Testing and General Information

For the initial VTL test, the IT team chose the company's disaster recovery - NetApp How we tested VTLs - Network World ESG Lab Validation Report: SEPATON S2100-ES2 Virtual Tape Library Efficient Backup in the Data Center: The Role of VTL and Data De-duplication Analysis Leads Roche Diagnostics to Select FalconStor Anybody use compression with VTL's? - Symantec NetBackup Forum Backup Central Forums :: View topic - Cloning from VTL to Tape Disk-Based Backup Does Not Equate to VTL; Insights from Day 1 at Storage Decisions in Chicago The future of NAS backup VTL Becomes an Academic Issue - Information Lifecycle Management Different De-Dupe From NetApp for its VTLs

WBEM - Web-Based Enterprise Management

WBEM - Web-Based Enterprise Management. A platform-independent standard for management and information-sharing activites in a networked environment. In Windows 2000, accessed via Active Directory and through WMI. Created by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF). Often uses CIM - Common Information Model (DMTF). Web-Based Enterprise Management - Wikipedia DMTF - Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) DMTF - about WBEM WBEM Services HP WBEM Solutions Solaris WBEM Services Java Specification Request 48 - WBEM Services Specification The CIM/WBEM managed SAN or "CIM-SAN", is the first permanent and "open" multi-vendor development and demonstration environment for accelerating the implementation of CIM/WBEM technology into products - SNIA. See also: CIM See also: CIMSAN See also: SMI BOOK: A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management by Chris Hobbs


How is Fragmentation Affecting Storage? - White Paper - Diskeeper


NO longer exists ?

Xen hypervisor - open source virtualization

XEN VULNERABILITIES Xen is a hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. - Wikipedia Xen - Wikipedia - Open Source Citrix XenServer - Efficient Server Virtualization Software - Xen Software Install and Setup XEN Virtualization Software on CentOS - nixCraft Xen | Free System Administration software downloads - Sourceforge OpenXenManager - Free System Administration software downloads - sourcegorge HyperVM - OpenVZ, Xen, Windows Virtualization Manager - LxCenter Computer Laboratory - Xen virtual machine monitor FrontPage - Xen Wiki Xen at Xen The Xen virtual machine monitor was recently merged into the upcoming 2.6.23 Linux kernel HowTos - Xen Wiki Howto Install Windows XP / Vista on Xen Xen Howto: Install Windows XEN howto - The Perfect Xen Setup For Debian And Ubuntu - HowtoForge - Linux... XEN Cluster HowTo : HOWTO: Windows XP running under Xen 3.0 on Ubuntu Xen with DRBD, GNBD and OCFS2 HOWTO How to: Install and Setup XEN Virtualization software on CentOS Slicehost Forum - HOWTO: Install Centos 5 to a slice Scheduling - Xen Wiki Xen XenSource: Delivering the Power of Xen Computer Laboratory - Xen virtual machine monitor Computer Laboratory - Downloads XEN - BOOKS - then search for: XEN


XFP - 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable. Fiber-optic transceiver module that features a Serial10G electrical interface called XFI. In other words, "a 10Gbps FSP". Note that while speed arbitration is part of the 10G standard, XFPs will NOT negotiate to a speed slower than 10 Gbps. XFP transceiver - Wikipedia

XIV (IBM's) - (2810-A14 ?)

IBM XIV Storage System IBM Redbooks - IBM XIV Storage System: Concepts, Architecture


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