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ALSO CALLED: Data Consolidation, Consolidation, Storage Centralization
DEFINITION: Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. The objective is to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data. Other desirable features include simplification of the storage infrastructure, centralized and efficient management, optimized  … 
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Storwize SDS Infographic
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how choosing the IBM Storwize family of solutions can help organizations reduce storage costs and complexity by reducing storage space demands and increasing performance.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

IBM

Tintri VMstore Zero Management Storage (December 2013)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Taneja Group recently had the opportunity to put Tintri's VMstore array through a hands-on exercise, to see for ourselves whether there's mileage to be had from a virtualization-specific storage solution. Without doubt, there is clear merit to Tintri's approach.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Tintri VMstore- Application-Aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization brings tremendous value in terms of adding operational agility and significant cost savings through consolidation, increased utilization, and workload portability, but storage can be an inhibitor to realizing that value.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Tintri

Day in the Life of a Storage Administrator
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn what a difference the right storage and backup solution can make for a storage administrator.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

APTARE

Implementing Storage Chargeback to Align with Business Objectives
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get users' storage growth under control and ensure the alignment of storage usage with business objectives.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

APTARE

Driving Better Business Outcomes with Office-Optimized IT
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will show you how IT departments can integrate servers, storage, networking and management into a single, compact chassis in order to maintain simplicity, efficiency and versatility across all work environments.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Three Options for Dealing with Data Growth
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges of modern storage and explores options that organizations can leverage to keep up with modern demands.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Dell and VMware

The Power/Density Paradox: The Result of High Density Without Power Efficiency
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution to the power/density paradox risk that combines energy savings with high density and reduces both floor spaces and costs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Fidelity Information Services and IBM Server/Storage Configuration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the benchmark results of a leading server/storage configuration. Obtain detailed information on the unique configuration that was tested as well as the specific architectural components.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

IBM

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

40% Savings with Storage as a Service
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study tells how one organization was able to improve file access for end-users and save hundreds of thousands of dollars in storage costs by leveraging a Storage-as-a-Service solution.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

ESG: Optimizing Storage Infrastructures for Better Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESP Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thing provisioning, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Architects Lead the Next Generation of Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of an open-source, software-based storage platform that enables the next-generation of data-driven applications.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Top Performance On Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable For Oracle Databases
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This report examines how a new storage appliance delivers both on its "application engineered" premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads of all types. It also briefly examines the new systems and their enterprise storage features, especially how they achieve high performance across multiple use cases.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Examining Today's Hybrid Storage Marketplace
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits and capabilities of a new set of storage appliances from Oracle. These appliances are designed with a flash-first hybrid architecture that is an ideal strategic fit for high streaming environments such as database backups. It can also be well-integrated into high=performance Oracle database environments.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

The Value of Integrated Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits and capabilities of the latest version of a storage application from Oracle. The white paper explains how this appliance is better suited to handle the challenges of growing stores of data than previous versions.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Backup Analysis Engine report from Butterfly Software
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a backup solution that uses software technology to analyze existing heterogeneous data backup environments.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM.

Flash Storage: Accelerating Oracle Real Application Clusters
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This webinar transcript explains the potential role of flash storage in the data center and it's ability to accelerate Oracle Real Application Cluster environments.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

HGST

Explore the Enterprise Storage Vendor Landscape
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the offerings of 8 top vendors in the disc-based and hybrid storage array market. It describes how each compares based on a variety of criteria including value, support, and performance capabilities.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Dell and VMware

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the benefits and capabilities of two solutions built to handle increasing storage capacity demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Ten Ways to Save Money with IBM Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists 10 ways that IBM data protection solutions can help organizations modernize infrastructure and save money - freeing up funds to invest in new ideas.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

IBM Enhances Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 with Key New Features
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC paper examines the impact of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 7.1 and FlashCopy Manager (FCM) 4.1 data protection and recovery solutions, in terms of gaining competitive advantage. Inside, explore key features and find out how you can ensure both data and system recovery so your business doesn't lose its competitive edge.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM

TransGrid decreases data recovery time by 400 percent
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn about the solution that enabled TransGrid to centralize data sharing and asset management and automate processes.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM
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STORAGE CONSOLIDATION DEFINITION (continued): …  resource utilization, and low operating cost.There are three storage consolidation architectures in common use: network-attached storage (NAS), redundant array of independent disks (RAID), and the storage area network (SAN). In NAS, the hard drive that stores the data has its own network address. Files can be stored and retrieved rapidly because they do not compete with other computers for processor resources. In RAID storage consolidation, the data is located on multiple disks. The array appears as a single logical hard drive. This facilitates balanced overlapping of input/output (I/O) operations … 
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