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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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Best Practices for Getting Started with Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover how software-defined storage (SDS) is overcoming challenges associated with traditional storage infrastructures and find out common characteristics linked with SDS technology. Also, learn eight steps to help get your SDS journey started today.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Red Hat

Cloud Storage for the Enterprise Datacenter
sponsored by Panzura
WHITE PAPER: Dive into the cloud-enabled storage platform (CESP) market and discover a hybrid cloud storage solution that enables enterprises to integrate cloud storage into applications and workloads without moving on-premises systems into the cloud. See how a CESP can aid in areas such as capacity overflow, archiving, disaster recovery, and more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Panzura

Furthering the Potential of Public Cloud Services
sponsored by Panzura
WHITE PAPER: Cloud is here to stay and hybrid cloud solutions can ease the integration of public cloud resources while optimizing data movement over the WAN. Discover how hybrid cloud can provide high-speed performance for off-premises content while automating the management of performance for individual workloads.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Panzura

Architecture Overview: SAP HANA with Lenovo System x and NetApp FAS/AFF Systems with NFS
sponsored by SAP/Lenovo/Intel
WHITE PAPER: This document outlines an integrated SAP HANA architecture, built with tailored data center integration, Lenovo servers, and NetApp data storage systems. Read on to utilize this architecture's data protection for business-critical SAP applications; also illustrated are guidelines for implementation, DR, development, and testing.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

SAP/Lenovo/Intel

New Player Challenges Storage Market with Full-Service Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore the changing storage market, including the commoditization of general-purpose storage and the open source storage stack and find out how one organization is ushering in a new era of open software-defined storage.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Red Hat

How to Build Your Software-Defined Storage Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise & SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage an open source-based software-defined storage (SDS) strategy while ensuring enterprise level service, performance, and reliability requirements. With a successful SDS implementation strategy, your enterprise can benefit from capital cost reduction, infrastructure automation, operating cost reduction, and more.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & SUSE

SAP HANA TDI Configuration Guidelines for Lenovo System x Servers and EMC VMAX Storage
sponsored by SAP/Lenovo/Intel
WHITE PAPER: Examine the outlined advantages of using EMC VMAX Storage and Lenovo System x servers in your SAP HANA TDI environment. Access now to see best practices and configuration guidelines, as well as to ensure the highest availability for SAP database persistence on disk.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

SAP/Lenovo/Intel

Guide to Cost Effective Flash at a Glance
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: By 2019, around two-thirds of all enterprise budget allocated to primary storage will be spent on these arrays. Given this huge transition from spinning disk to flash, it's important to remember that not all flash solutions are equal. In this brief guide, you will find four tips to help your business get the most out of your all-flash investment.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Kaminario

Help Minimize Impact to Patient Care in the Event of a Disaster
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Disaster recovery (DR) services can keep your critical patient data and systems safe and accessible with cost-efficient replication and infrastructure recovery for virtual environments. Discover how a DR service can help your health care organization limit disruptions to patient care, reduce infrastructure, storage and staffing costs, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Integrated Copy Data Management: A New Source of Agility
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Discover an all-flash array strategy that manages copy data in a way that not only limits the sprawl, but also reduces costs and unlocks new business agility.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 26 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

IDC White Paper: Flash Accelerated and Cloud Ready: New Storage Requirements for Enterprise Apps
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud and flash storage is the new power couple in the IT world but many still have questions regarding their compatibility. Discover Eric Burgener's answers to the top 5 questions posed by NetApp customers regarding this new couple's compatibility and how you can benefit the most out of the relationship.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

NetApp

Spotlight: Increasing Enterprise Application Performance with Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise applications (EAs) are the lifeblood of the IT circulatory system but a sluggish storage system can impede the flow and success of your enterprise. Flash storage is an effective method for boosting EAs performance but choosing the right flash storage solution can be tough. Access this paper for expert recommendations and storage tips.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

NetApp

Choosing the Right Public Cloud for Better Data Protection
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Integrating infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and data protection software can help your enterprise solve the complexity and cost challenges of protecting data. Discover what public cloud capabilities and data protection software capabilities your enterprise should focus on when choosing a solution for your needs.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc.

IBM FlashSystem A9000: A Highly Parallel All-Flash Solution for the Cloud-Scale Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A highly parallel all-flash storage system can meet the always-on needs of the data center and provide a foundation for the demands of a dynamic cloud environment. Discover how you can optimize your current workloads with flash and easily integrate it into your existing systems and data.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

IBM

Grid Storage Technology and Benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore a comprehensive range of a grid storage and flash storage solutions that are ideal for data storage in virtual and cloud environments. Discover the technical advantages grid storage can provide to your enterprise, including automatic performance tuning, consistent IO performance, effortless volume configuration, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Flash Storage: Powering the Future of IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how flash storage not only provides the performance necessary to run critical, next-gen applications, but also the security to prevent data breaches—including in mobile, cloud, and data analytics content.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

IBM

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating Flash Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This guide helps prospective All Flash Array (AFA) buyers evaluate their different options. Find out what key features to look for and get help comparing and contrasting the diverse set of market offerings from both startup and established vendors.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Pure Storage

Secrets of a Revitalized Data Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If you haven't considered revitalizing your data center, then it's time to do so now. Access this infographic that details the multitude of benefits that come from revitalizing your data center and one storage solution that can make the entire process a breeze.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

IBM

Quantify the Economic Value of IBM Storwize Family Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Recently, IBM asked ESG to conduct an economic value validation (EVV) for two of its midrange arrays which found a 200% ROI, 61% decrease in CapEx and 56% annual decrease in OpEx. Continue reading to gain a more comprehensive picture of direct and indirect costs and benefits you should consider when evaluating hardware for your storage needs.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

IBM

Support Rapidly Growing Data Storage with IBM Spectrum Storage Suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Integrated storage solutions can provide the streamlined management and lower cost that organizations need to get the most from their data in virtualized environments. Discover a suite of storage products that can provide your enterprise with the flexibility needed to support traditional and software-defined storage architectures.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

IBM

The Role of Storage for Today's Mid-Sized Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Storage virtualization's high-performance and affordability is the best at meeting mid-size and enterprise needs. In this paper, find out the top 6 requirements for mid-size storage and learn how effective one storage virtualization solution is at tackling mid-sized workload requirements.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

IBM's Ability and Creativity in Software-defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines different approaches to software-defined storage (SDS), and showcases how customers can derive value form SDS. Read on to discover how IBM approaches to SDS solutions and the benefits their solutions can provide to your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IBM

Achieving Flash Storage Nirvana: Yes, You Can Have it All
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Flash is good but on its own, it won't solve data bottlenecks or storage management conflicts with critical apps. It's important for organizations to use flash combination with predictive analytics which can spot and thwart these challenges. Access now to learn more about the benefits of a flash-predictive analytics combination.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Nimble Storage

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite: Meeting Industry Needs for Software Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights IBM's portfolio of SDS offerings that offer a broad range of functions supported on heterogonous storage platforms and architectures. Access now to see how you can easily deploy this SDS platform and automate your storage management and operations.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

IBM

Powering the High-Performance Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: CSPs must provide reliable storage with consistent performance while reducing operational costs but increasing customer demands can make this a formidable task. Access this white paper to learn about one all-flash storage solution CSPs are using to meet these challenges.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM
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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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