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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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Discover Today's Unstoppable Data Reduction
sponsored by emc first distribution
WHITE PAPER: Examine a highly integrated, always-on in-line data optimization architecture that multiplies your overall investment in flash across all business apps. Extend the endurance of flash media with comprehensive data reduction for all-flash arrays, and extract the most value from your investment.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

emc first distribution

16 Questions to Consider When Buying Flash Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This handy white paper provides readers with 16 tech savvy questions you need to consider when making a flash storage buying decision.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IBM Storwize V5000: Designed to drive innovation and greater flexibility with a hybrid storage solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the benefits of a hybrid approach to storage in the wake of needing greater flexibility, functionality, and performance due to application demands. View now and learn about a system that can help meet these goals.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

IBM

The Secondary Storage Squeeze: What's the Best Way to Handle It?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover why secondary storage is excellent business continuity insurance against data loss, how backup appliances and deduplication act as a silver bullet for finishing backups in less time, as well as ways to overcome business and technical limitations.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016

Dell Software

The Secondary Storage Squeeze: How Can I See It Coming?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore steps to overcome complexity in backup today. Learn how to keep the right amount of data at your fingertips and maintain the rest in secondary and cloud storage. Also, learn how to root out common backup problems and optimize data retention and application uptime.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

The Ultimate Guide for Virtual Server Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Are you staying ahead of the tidal wave of consolidation? Read on to discover 4 questions you should be asking about your virtual server data protection. Also, learn how to optimize your storage, cloud or otherwise, to accommodate your rapidly scaled-out virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Hybrid-Flash Arrays Enable Businesses to Benefit from Enterprise-wide Storage Consolidation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, expert analysts take a deeper look at EMC's midrange hybrid-flash storage platform - the VNX2 - to assess its multicore capabilities, functionality, storage efficiency, and consolidation in real-life deployments. Discover how hybrid-flash can help you effectively manage today's virtualized workloads.
Posted: 31 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

EMC

4 Reasons to Use All-Flash Storage to Consolidate Cloud Applications
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource provides 4 reasons to use an all-flash storage platform to consolidate applications in private and hybrid cloud environments. Read on to learn how this strategy can allow you to reduce total cost of ownership, improve performance and application availability, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Consolidating Workloads with VMware and Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive report outlines the growing complexities in the storage market and explores a flash storage system that can help businesses overcome these challenges cost-effectively.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Tier-1 Storage Considerations: The HPE 3PAR StoreServ Architecture
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In the following technical white paper, learn about a tier-1 storage system that can support true convergence of block, file, and object access while offering the performance and flexibility needed to accelerate new application deployments. See how this system supports server virtualization, cloud computing, and ITaaS all at a manageable cost.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Business Value of Converged IT
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the business value of deploying hyper-converged systems to achieve operational efficiency. Uncover the ROI that 13 organizations, from diverse industries like insurance, retail, healthcare, and gaming, achieved after switching to converged IT.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

Nutanix

5 Criteria for Choosing the Right Converged System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five criteria for choosing the right converged system for your business.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Understanding the True Cost of Storage
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief focuses on a storage solution that replaces traditional components with a single service and eliminates common data storage costs. Read on to see how your enterprise can achieve immediate cost savings through the elimination of hardware investment, reduction in IT resources and predictable data storage budget requirements.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2015

Nasuni Corporation

Why Microsoft Exchange Needs Hyper-Convergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper explores why Exchange needs hyper-convergence to sustain high performance as it is widely utilized within an organization. Access now and you'll also discover top capabilities to look for in a hyper-converged appliance for Exchange.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

SimpliVity

How to Use Hyper-Convergence to Get More Out of Oracle
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, learn how hyper-converged infrastructure can solve your top challenges in managing Oracle databases.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

SimpliVity

ESG: Comparing IBM FlashSystem Compared to Traditional Performance Disk Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows how all-flash arrays can actually lower the total cost of your storage system. Read on to learn how you can gain a smaller, more cost effective footprint as well as achieve significant performance improvements with flash arrays.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

Improving Flash in the Mature Solid-State Market
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how the collaboration of two companies has led to increased availability in flash storage. Read on to learn about how this collaboration can benefit SAS end-users and enterprises alike
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Unleash the Full Power of Flash with XtremIO
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a scale-out all-flash array can provide on-demand performance and capacity growth and provides analyst reviews on EMC's all-flash array. Read on to learn how this all-flash array can allow you to consolidate your workloads, eliminate storage "sprawl" and automate your storage and application processes.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

EMC

All-Flash Arrays: Lower Storage TCO Through Consolidation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This lab review tests the benefits of consolidating storage needs into a single all-flash array and demonstrates how doing so can improve an enterprise's storage TCO. Read on to discover how this flash technology can simplify your storage and reduce TCO, while providing your enterprise with advanced data services, workload consolidation, and more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

EMC

Hybrid Storage Arrays: Solution Overview
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers a hybrid storage array that automates time-consuming data protection and storage capacity scaling so that you can spend less time tending to your storage infrastructures. Read on to learn the benefits this array can provide for your storage.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Microsoft

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Accelerated Real Time Compression and Automated Three Tiers of Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about recent enhancements to one storage solution that can provide you with valuable real-time compression and automated tiers.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

IBM Storwize® Family for Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains how the IBM Storwize family for cloud computing meets all of your storage needs as you continue to migrate into the mobile world.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Storage System Enables Rapid Change for Mobile and Social Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to see how the IBM Storwize family can invigorate your mobile efforts by virtualizing and compressing your storage and providing greatly improved time to market for new products.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM

Differentiating Hyper-Converged Infrastructures: A Vendor Profile
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about one hyperconvergence provider and all of the features it offers to fit in with your workloads and company philosophy.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

ServiceNow
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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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