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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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Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines key reasons to use software-defined storage and how you can get started. Read on to learn about how to balance software-defined storage options in terms of operational needs, vendor attributes, and more.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

IDC: IBM and Micron's One-Two Punch Around the New IBM FlashSystem Launch
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the collaboration between IBM and Micron and their new strategic relationship around flash technology. Learn how this new relationship for flash component technology has affected performance, density, cost, and endurance of new all-flash arrays.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

OpenStack Deployments Done Right: Block vs Object Storage
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the use cases and characteristics of both block storage and object storage. Also, discover key considerations for evaluating performance-optimized distributed storage for cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2015

Solidfire

Architectural comparison of two all-flash storage platforms
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative document to discover an architectural comparison overview of two all-flash storage platforms. Learn where these platforms differ – including in QoS, scale, data durability, inline efficiencies, and snapshot data protection – and find out how well they're suited for the next generation data center.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Solidfire

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

Today's Storage Economics in the Face of Increased CapEx and OpEx Demands
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This infographic explores today's storage economics in the face of increasing demands from achieving CapEx and OpEx efficiencies.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Nimble Storage

Oracle ZS4-4 Hybrid Storage Array Tops NetApp FAS8080 EX
sponsored by Oracle & Intel
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, compare and contrast the NetApp FAS8080 EX and Oracle ZS4-4 storage array and see which system comes out on top. Read on to learn which will best benefit your business and why.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Oracle & Intel

Don’t be duped by dedupe - Modern Data Deduplication with Arcserve UDP
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Today, data volumes are growing exponentially and organizations of every size are struggling to manage what has become a very expensive and complex problem. New technology advances are needed to combat the unstoppable and exponential growth of virtual machines and data. In this paper, we will cover Arcserve's approach to data deduplication.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

arcserve

Best Practices for IP Storage
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to deploy dedicated networks for IP storage in a way the enables improved management, performance, contained failure domain, security, span of control, and IT agility.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

Brocade

5 reasons your storage snapshots aren't working
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover five reasons why your storage snapshots aren't working and learn how you can overcome each of these issues with a backup tool.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Commvault

Redrawing Information Boundaries with Consolidated Governance Platforms
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges of information governance in the increasingly chaotic and flexible enterprise environment.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Commvault

Deploying IBM FlashSystem in VMware ESXi Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to deploy an all-flash array in a VMware environment to improve performance and increase efficiency. Read on to learn about how pairing these technologies can actually reduce storage total cost of ownership.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Scaling out Storage as Unstructured Data Explodes
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about a switch system that provides key network capabilities to help ensure optimal scale-out performance in distributed storage and distributed compute environments. Access now and learn how this technology can help your business meet the storage needs of the current market and in the future.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Brocade

How To Dramatically Improve Application Performance, Storage Capacity and Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that implementing a flash array with SAN can actually lower the total cost of ownership of storage. Read on to learn how a flash array can also help with issues like slow application performance, and storage capacity problems.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Driving Business Value from Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes one flash storage product for value and strengths, analyzing how the technology can best be used.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Commvault

Accelerating E-Commerce with Flash Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can move your e-commerce forward by basing your online transaction processing on a flash storage system.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Tips for Building an IP Storage Environment
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: With data importance and volume skyrocketing, the choice to adopt IP storage networks is finding its way onto many CIO's desks—but why? Find out the answers to that and more by reading this white paper today.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 21 Aug 2015

Brocade

Hybrid Storage for Backup and Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the convenience and flexibility of using hybrid storage for your data backups.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Quantum Corporation

Supporting VM Farms with Dedicated IP Storage
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the benefits of moving to an IP dedicated storage network for VM farms and examines a system that can make this move as easy and seamless as possible.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Brocade

IBM FlashSystem: Prescription For Epic Requirements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how one healthcare software company was able to dramatically improve storage performance by using an all-flash array with flash caching. Read on to learn about how this company was able to greatly lower storage latency, which is paramount to the performance of mission critical applications.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

IBM

Storage 101: Getting Smart about Scaling Up
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new SAN system, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, that grants small and midsized businesses the ability to handle massive data growth and complexity at a far lower cost than other enterprise-grade solutions. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Four Reasons to Reconsider SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper offers readers the top four reasons to reconsider SAN within your storage environment. Inside learn what new features are allowing SANs to become such a desirable method for storage, what it can offer your business in terms of benefits, and more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Best Practices for IP Storage
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the 101 on dedicated networks for IP storage and presents readers with insight into possible pain points as well as benefits that can be gained through unifying IP storage networks. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Brocade

Building a Storage Environment to Maximize Application Performance
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn the importance of latency on application performance as well as overall storage performance. Access now and uncover the advantages to having a separate physical network for IP storage traffic, regardless of whether you use block storage (iSCSI) or NAS storage (CIFS and NFS).
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 14 Aug 2015

Brocade
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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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