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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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VersaStack Solution for Remote- and Branch-Office Deployments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how software-defined storage for remote and branch offices can meet the dynamic needs of today's business. Read on to learn about the benefits of SDS including simplified storage management, optimized storage footprint and capacity, lowered total cost of ownership, and more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015


Solution Brief: Integrated Purpose-Built Backup
sponsored by Barracuda Networks Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a flexible backup solution that can meet data protection requirements, while reducing costs and cutting management time. See how this integrated, cloud-connected backup can provide your enterprise with unified protection for both your physical and virtual environments.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2015

Barracuda Networks Inc.

Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn effective methods to measure storage performance, capacity, and cost. Read on to uncover critical storage techniques that can dramatically increase overall array performance.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015


Data Migration: Could A Low-Tech Approach Work Better?
sponsored by Barracuda Networks Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article reveals a low-tech solution that solves the challenges of moving large amounts of data to the cloud. Learn how this solves a common problem for organizations moving to Office 365.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

Barracuda Networks Inc.

The Benefits of Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative document to learn about the benefits that cloud computing provides when employing a disaster recovery solution. Read on to see how implementing a DR plan can reduce your enterprise's costs without sacrificing service.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Sep 2015


7 Steps To Creating Maximum Business Value From Unstructured Data
sponsored by Cambridge Semantics
WHITE PAPER: This strategic guide provides 7 steps for how to take advantage of your data: Take a knowledge management perspective, inventory your unstructured assets, identify opportunities for cost, link and contextualize all data sources, harmonize best of breed text mining, assemble workflows to encourage curation and collaboration, and measure for success.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015

Cambridge Semantics

Driving Business Value from Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes flash storage products for values and strengths and deciphers how the technology can best be used. Read on to see how you can drive your business value from flash-optimized storage by implementing the right storage array for your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Traditional Backup Vs. Modern Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, compare traditional backup versus modern data protection, and discover a holistic, single platform approach that will protect your company's vital data. Read on to examine the advantages modern data protection offers over traditional backup.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 15 Sep 2015


8 Storage Tips and Tricks from Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights 8 tips and tricks for implementing one particular flash storage platform. Access this paper now to key into expert advice for selecting enterprise storage vendors, as well as learn why legacy storage recommendations no longer hold true for flash, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

Pure Storage

Case Study: Blast Performance with Flash
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study showcases a company's adoption of flash storage to free up data center space previously occupied by several legacy disk arrays. Read on to find out how to improve the speed and reliability of your organization with this storage solution, as well as scale customer analytics.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

Pure Storage

Manage Big Data With Graph-Aware Tools
sponsored by Cambridge Semantics
WHITE PAPER: Graph-aware tools can eliminate the need to compromise between a data warehouse and data swamp. Discover how this database technology can allow your company to work with more flexibility and greater accuracy, turning your data assets into a competitive advantage.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

Cambridge Semantics

Key Reasons to Use Software-Defined Storage and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This essential white paper compares various software-defined storage approaches within several categories. Access now to determine which solution can match your storage performance needs so that you can integrate and leverage the positive aspects of cloud, such as low costs and high flexibility, without introducing more convoluted management.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


OpenStack Deployments Done Right: Block vs Object Storage
sponsored by NetApp 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

NetApp SolidFire

Manage Growing Data Volumes with Data Deduplication
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses technology advances that can combat the exponential growth of virtual machines and data, such as data deduplication. Read on to learn how data deduplication can help simplify and improve your enterprise's backup infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015


Case Study: Staples Australia Achieves More Flexible Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes Staples Australia's storage difficulties and the successful solution the company engaged in. Read on to discover the solution that the business settled on, and some of the benefits, including: reducing their storage costs by 9x; decreasing their data center footprint by 30x; and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Nimble Storage

Flash Array Storage: Cost Savings and Benefits for Healthcare Organizations
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This informative Forrester report presents an analysis of the cost savings and business benefits attributed to Pure Storage's flash storage solution in healthcare organizations specifically. Explore the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment to see if it's right for your organization.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Pure Storage

Fresh Perspectives on Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the core ideas behind software-defined storage. In addition to investigating new models, discover key technology trends and the author's perspective on industry implications, customer impacts, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014


Converged Infrastructure: What are the Benefits?
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this e-guide, storage guru George Crump will teach you the other benefits of converged infrastructures, including hypervisor support, bare-metal system integration and more. Read on and discover why now is the time to embrace converged infrastructures.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®

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


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


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®

How All-Flash Arrays are Providing True Agility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why flash storage has become a popular choice in recent years, and gives advice for those considering deploying flash in their environments.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Advanced Enterprise SAS Solid-State Through Collaboration
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Users of early SSD had to accept flaws, but those days are gone. Learn how to get both fast performance and reliability.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Jul 2015

Micron Technology

Three Ways to Use Storage Virtualization To Cost-Effectively Manage Data Growth
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights three top ways storage virtualization can help you cost-efficiently tackle some of your toughest challenges associated with data growth.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015


A Guide to Improving Disaster Recovery With Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to make your disaster recovery as effective possible by implementing storage virtualization.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

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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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