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DEFINITION: Unified storage (sometimes termed network unified storage or NUS) is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device. To this end, a unified storage system consolidates file-based and block-based access in a single storage platform and supports fibre channel SAN, IP-based SAN (iSCSI), and NAS (network attached storage). A unified storage system  … 
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Software Defined Storage Reference Architecture
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Exponential data growth causes challenges for enterprises trying to deal with the onslaught. Discover how software-defined storage can help you meet today's data challenges in this white paper.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Veritas

It's Time to Revisit VDI
sponsored by Dizzion
WHITE PAPER: Virtual desktops and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) didn't initially live up to the hype, but they have come a long way since their debut. Access this white paper to learn about the advancements in VDI that are making mobility more viable to organizations of all sizes.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Dizzion

Lower Storage Costs and Comparable Performance Justify Migrating to SAP HANA Sooner
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover how to ease the burden of SAP HANA migration and realize full HANA performance by deploying SAP Dynamic Tiering on an all-flash converged infrastructure (CI). Inside, discover a cost-savings and performance comparison for this infrastructure against that of traditional SAP systems, and more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Pure Storage

Flash Stack Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Converged infrastructure is growing in popularity, but it can get complex once you start adding components. This guide gives you a comprehensive breakdown so you understand exactly how your converged infrastructure will work.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

Improved Performance for Data Load into SAP HANA: Key Strategies
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: All flash Storage can be a great asset if used as shared storage for virtualized HANA implementations as they can provide excellent IO performance. This paper looks at the benefits of using virtualization that is backed by all flash storage for SAP HANA.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

Pure Storage

Analytics Design Guide for Using SAP HANA & SAP Lumira on All-Flash Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Discover reference architecture for deploying SAP Lumira and SAP HANA analytics on an all-flash converged infrastructure (CI). Read on to provide the reliability business-critical apps demand with SAP on CI, which includes built-in DR to reduce the time required to complete HANA backup, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

4 Considerations When Choosing a DaaS Provider
sponsored by Dizzion
WHITE PAPER: You know the benefits of partnering with a DaaS provider, but do you know what to look for when choosing your partner? Take an in-depth look at 4 major points of consideration to ensure that you make the best decision according to your unique business needs.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

Dizzion

Realize the Promise of VDI with Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: If you're considering a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation, or have one that isn't living up to expectations, read this white paper to learn about 4 common problems areas that cause VDI performance issues and how actual end-users were able to solve them with flash storage.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Virtual SAN with Hardware Encryption Meets SSD
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to realize the benefits of all-flash virtual SAN, including inline data deduplication and compression, data-at-rest security, and more. Learn how this brand of virtual SAN eases IT deployment and frees your teams to focus on building your bottom line.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Micron

How to Prepare for Out-of-Control Data Growth
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: If you're ready for a storage refresh, access this infographic to prepare for the big data deluge by adopting flash to extend scalability, enhance virtualization support, simplify storage capacity management, and more. You'll also clue into the main drivers behind software-defined storage adoption, as told by IT pros.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Micron

The Hyperconvergence Handbook for Growing Businesses
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: In a sea of vendors offering to shrink your IT operations down to a single manageable hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), can you pick out the ones that will offer you the most secure, flexible, and scalable program? In this white paper learn 7 reasons HCI might be right for you, 4 benefits of adopting this infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Nutanix

CoreOS Is Raising the Bar on Commercial Container Tools
sponsored by CoreOS
WHITE PAPER: How did one company reposition itself as the "go-to" for container solutions? In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group covers the recent announcements made by CoreOS. Gain an understanding of what these announcements mean for the container market, end users, and more.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

CoreOS

How To Move Vmware Data Protection To The Cloud
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover five real-world business reasons why you should consider moving your backup, archival, and DR to a single, cloud-native platform.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Druva Software

Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Because apps, data, and business requirements are all rapidly evolving, legacy storage infrastructure simply can't keep up. Fortunately, software-defined storage (SDS) architecture delivers both the agility and the cost savings IT shops need. Read on to delve into SDS essentials and SDS's role in the modern data center.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hedvig Inc

Welcome to Your Modern Data Center
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Transform your database and business app workloads by consolidating your mission-critical app landscapes, eliminating storage sprawl, and delivering data center modernization with this all-flash array. Read on to unlock infrastructure innovation by utilizing flash built for hybrid cloud workloads, DevOps, VDI, EMR, and more.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC Dimension Data

Right-Sized Storage For The Midrange Market
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this Enterprise Storage Group white paper, learn about a simple, modern, flexible, and affordable storage array designed specifically for the midrange market. Explore what this hardware has to offer like availability on physical, virtual, and converged platforms, high availability, and more.
Posted: 27 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Dell EMC Dimension Data

Engineering Breakthroughs Expand SSD Application and Business Possibilities
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Download now to examine the functionality available in a new class of flash: a high performing, smaller, low-power SSD. You'll discover strategic app implementation cases for this breakthrough SSD, including IoT-driven analytics, ROBO environments, HCI, and more.
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 | Published: 26 Jan 2017

Micron

Economics, Performance, and Agility Evaluation of One Converged System
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Discover the key attributes setting one converged infrastructure apart from other full stack IT systems, featuring all-flash FAS systems setting a new performance standard. Read on to gain the performance of flash at the price of disk by evaluating the economics of this infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 25 Jan 2017

NetApp

Storage Optimization Keeps Big Data Available and Inexpensive
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: As big data continues to amass, keeping the cost of storing it low becomes increasingly important. Learn about storage optimization software that uses file analytics to keep your information safe and overhead spending down.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Discover How Analytics and Tiered Storage can Help You Gain More Value From Your Data
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover a storage optimization program that combines data tiering with file analytics to help you manage your big data more intelligently. Read on to find out how you can reduce backup times, easily move data from primary to secondary storage, connect to a variety of data sources, and more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

News Flash: The Era of Legacy PCIe SSDs May Be Over
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Improving storage throughput and reducing app response times are two priorities topping every admin's mind. Download this resource to discover a nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) SSD that rivals high performing legacy PCIe, promising dramatic performance improvements and the path forward for new data center build outs.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

Micron

Meet the Next-generation SSD/Flash Storage Vendors
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper read about Solid State Drive (SSD) vendors who made waves in the market during 2016, as well as the capabilities that SSD and flash storage technologies provide. Access now to discover the density and data reduction capabilities of flash, find predictions about the future of SSD technology and more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Dec 2016

Tegile

Discover SQL Server SSDs That Can Achieve Millions of Transactions Per Minute
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how you can adopt a SSD SQL server capable of both single and double node configuration that can not only diminish latency and provide lightning-fast transaction rates, but also simplify server configuration. Then, see how each configuration was tested to prove their performance potential.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Jan 2017

Micron

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 10 reasons IT architects migrate their storage to composable infrastructure. Read this resource to learn how this infrastructure quickly provisions on-premises resources and delivers app stability with software-defined intelligence, unified API, and fluid resource pools.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Redefine the Economics of Storage by Going Virtual
sponsored by Dell EMC and IntelĀ®
WHITE PAPER: Are you ready to embark on the next chapter of virtualization? Access now to find the perfect virtual storage series for your business needs, whether you require a SAN or NAS appliance for efficient storage scalability, or software-defined storage suite to enhance IT flexibility and orchestration.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and IntelĀ®
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STORAGE MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  simultaneously enables storage of file data and handles the block-based I/O (input/output) of enterprise applications. In actual practice, unified storage is often implemented in a NAS platform that is modified to add block-mode support. For example, Reldata Inc offers the SANnet universal IP storage system and Network Appliance Inc. offers a unified storage architecture. Numerous other products based on Microsoft's WUDSS (Windows Unified Data Storage Server) have been configured to support both block and file I/O.One advantage of unified storage is reduced hardware requirements. Instead of separate … 
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