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ALSO CALLED: Virtualization, Storage-based Virtualization, Host-based Virtualization, SV, NAS Virtualization, SAN Virtualization, Block Virtualization, Storage Subsystem Virtualization, File Virtualization, Disk Virtualization, Network-based Virtualization, Storage Device Virtualization
DEFINITION: File virtualization is the creation of an abstraction layer between file servers and the clients that access those file servers. Once deployed, the file virtualization layer manages files and file systems across servers, allowing administrators to present clients with one logical file mount for all servers. The file servers continue to host file data and metadata. While this arrangement may seem to  … 
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The 3 Pillars of High Availability Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
VIDEO: This video explains the 3 pillars of high availability storage and how to ensure reliable data provisioning.
Posted: 26 Dec 2013 | Premiered: 26 Dec 2013

Pure Storage

Effective Storage Management for Virtual Servers
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: View this video to learn how IBM provides advanced data protection and flexible recovery capabilities for VMware, effectively addressing the many unique data management challenges that exist in virtual server environments.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 14 Dec 2011

IBM

How IBM manages their storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: View this short video to learn how IBM leverages their own storage solutions to help manage their explosion of data growth of 25% - 40% year over year.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 10 Aug 2012

IBM

Transitioning to a Virtualized Storage Environment: Tools and Techniques
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join this webcast to learn how the innovative IBM virtual storage center can help you transition traditional storage into a virtual environment, thus making a real, tangible impact on storage costs, while dramatically improving flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 25, 2013

IBM

Virtualized Storage: Top Use Cases and Essential Attributes
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this short video to learn how a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany implemented a virtualized storage architecture into its existing infrastructure to increase capacity, performance and scalability without increasing costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 24, 2013

IBM

Unified Storage: Capacity Optimization Features andVirtualization Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this short video to learn how the largest Canadian-based provider of human resources consulting and outsourcing services upgraded and modernized its storage infrastructure using virtualized software defined storage systems designed to consolidate workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 23, 2013

IBM

IBM Storwize Family: Smarter Storage for any size business
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video explores one vendor's family of storage solutions built for today's IT.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 28 Jan 2013

IBM

Storage Efficiency University: Basics of Big Data Environments
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: There's a lot to know about big data, but fortunately you've come to the right place. This university classroom examines a variety of big data topics, including its accompanying technologies, associated challenges, and projected impact on storage infrastructures.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2013

SearchStorage.com

Smarter Storage Adds Efficiency and Performance for Smarter Computing
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: Listen to this podcast that discusses how self-optimizing workload management is transforming storage into a cloud-agile infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2013

IBM

Big Ideas, Big Tech: Continuous Operations for Oracle RAC with VPLEX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: If you're unable to quickly get your operations back on track after an interruption, you risk a loss of time, money, data, and reputation. This short video explores a next-gen solution for information mobility and access within, across and between data centers. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 16 Jan 2013 | Premiered: Jan 16, 2013

EMC Corporation

Flight Options Case Study Video
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this brief video, you will discover how the second largest fractional aircraft provider in the world deployed a flash-optimized storage strategy in order to gain efficiency, ease of use, premier support and superior compatibility with VMware.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2012

Dell, Inc.

3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video examines three critical applications that have become possible and practical thanks to storage virtualization. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 07 Nov 2013

IBM

Maximize the benefits of virtualization for greater ROI
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast looks at how companies can utilize virtual machine imaging to simplify IT processes, reduce their storage footprint, and speed problem resolution.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2013

IBM

Continuous, Frequent, and Scheduled Policies for Protecting Data
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This short illustrated demonstration shows how an IBM Storage Manager solution offers a combination of continuous, frequent and scheduled policies for protecting data, based on the needs of the application – while supporting the immediate and granular recovery of any data asset.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 30, 2013

IBM

Storage Management Software Overview, Expert Videos, and Support for Windows Server
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This demonstration menu for IBM Storage Manager includes an overview, expert videos, product demonstrations, and additional resources. See how IBM storage management software quickly recovers Microsoft® Windows® server data.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 30 Oct 2013

IBM

Virtualizing Storage: Benefits and Architectural Options
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this video to learn how Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM's storage system family, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Feb 9, 2012

IBM

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

HP Client Virtualization at Citrix Synergy LA
sponsored by Citrix and HP
VIDEO: Watch this video for highlights from Citrix Synergy 2013 to learn about several key HP product updates.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

Citrix and HP

Secure Enterprise File Sharing
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: IT organizations today face an urgent need to get control over file sync and sharing in the enterprise. This short video discusses considerations for secure enterprise file sharing, including recommendations on how to securely and easily share files, access them from anywhere and sync them across devices.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Enabling VDI
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: Companies look to virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) to consolidate desktop management and increase efficiency - however, some are turned off by scalability and cost concerns. Watch this video to learn about a storage area network (SAN) that enables your organization to deploy VDI at scale while reducing complexity.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 14 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Hitachi Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn how one vendor's storage virtualization solution gives you access to all of your resources from a single interface, significantly simplifies management and reduces the overall costs of your IT environment.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Customer Video - TCCT improves performance 20% on SAP with XIV
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short clip reveals the use of IBMs XIV storage system and how it cost effectively provides robust SAP services to customers at blazing speeds.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Premiered: 30 Jan 2012

IBM

Video: Fluid Data Overview
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Dell Fluid Data architecture was designed to always put the right data in the right place at the right time. With Fluid Data storage, your data center or cloud will be efficient, agile and resilient, easily adapting to changing business conditions. Watch this 3-minute webcast to learn more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2012

Dell, Inc.

Dell's Data Protection Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this informative webcast, VP and GM of Dell Storage Darren Thomas discusses Dell’s enterprise storage strategy which delivers the latest technologies and capabilities while focusing on cost reduction and ease of use
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2012

Dell, Inc.

NetApp News
sponsored by NetApp
VIDEO: Watch this edition of "NetApp News" to keep up with the latest products and developments that NetApp has to offer. In this video, you'll receive a hands-on introduction to some of NetApp's newest storage technologies, and explore a step-by-step walk through of one of the company's system manager software platforms.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Premiered: 08 Nov 2011

NetApp
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  add IT overhead unnecessarily, file virtualization provides several key advantages, including a global namespace to index files on network file servers. In addition, this virtual file storage consolidation allows excess storage capacity to be shared between file servers. Data migrations can be conducted between file servers transparently to end users and applications, which is ideal in a tiered storage infrastructure. In short, file virtualization allows companies to access isolated ("stranded") storage capacity on network file servers and perform seamless file migrations among them. … 
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