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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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The Storage Automation Report
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: 75% of data center downtime is due to human error, so it's no wonder the word "automation" has gotten so much attention lately. Access this report for survey results from over 300 IT pros who were asked about storage automation and the benefits they were able to realize.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

NetApp SolidFire

Data Center Modernization with Fibre Channel Networking
sponsored by HPE and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Two big trends in IT are embracing the all-flash data center and taking advantage of new technologies over fabrics. Access this white paper to learn how to leverage these IT trends to improve you data center storage performance with fibre channel networking.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

HPE and Brocade

5 Reasons That Flash + VAS is Key to Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 5 ways flash and VM-aware storage (VAS) enhance your enterprise cloud strategy. Learn how the advanced software-based storage services of VAS simplifies and optimizes the deployment and management of storage infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

Tintri

9 Best Practices for Storage Management and Hosting
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: What makes a successful storage system? Read this white paper todiscover 9 best practices for addressing critical business challenges with hosted storage management. Learn how to evaluate potential providers based on their ability to consolidate platforms, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

NetApp SolidFire

The All-Flash Data Center By 2020: Myth or Reality?
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: Is all-flash storage really going to take over the storage market by 2020? What's causing solid state drive (SSD) to become so widely adopted? Access this white paper to learn the answers and bust 5 common myths that are delaying some organizations in their flash adoption efforts.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

Avnet

The Essential Guide to Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Today's storage environment isn't complete without built-in data protection and recovery protocols. Use this white paper to learn about 6 key features essential to a successful DR program.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 16 Mar 2017

Tintri

The Essential Guide to Storage for DevOps
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: New technological innovations have allowed storage environments to be bolstered by DevOps. In this guide learn 5 capabilities to think about when buying your next storage system, how DevOps can help solve common storage issues, and more.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Tintri

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel®

How to Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If you're looking to boost performance of business critical apps and consolidate virtual servers, flash may be the way to go. But with a multitude of vendors offering flash, where should you start? Check out this easy-to-read guide and find 8 key considerations and questions to ask yourself before investing in flash.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel®

Flash Stack Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Deploying virtual desktops, especially in large numbers, can be a painful process. Access this extensive white paper to understand the ease of deploying a large number of virtual desktops using converged infrastructure and a flash-centric storage array.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

Powering the High-performance Cloud with Flash Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover all-flash storage that enables seamless integration with high-performance cloud platforms. By integrating flash with your existing infrastructure, your enterprise can efficiently manage hybrid cloud architectures, cloud-scale QoS, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

IBM

Industry Highlight: Flash Storage System Speeds Financial Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Illustrated here is how one financial services company implemented an all-flash array to accelerate revenue-generating financial apps. Read on to learn how flash combats the relatively lengthy response times of disk drives, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

IBM

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

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

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

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

Your First HCI Deployment: A Step-By-Step Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deploy hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) on Virtual SAN, as this essential resource guides you step-by-step through the pre-, mid-, and post-deployment processes. Read on to discover how to custom-tailor performance based on individual VMs with 7-step deployment instruction.
Posted: 30 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

VMware

Journey to the Private Cloud: Replacing Roadblocks with Building Blocks
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how hyper-converged infrastructure facilitates a smoother path to private cloud—as well as to the software-defined data center. Read on to solve the challenges private cloud presents by utilizing HCI's fine-grain scalability, policy-driven automation, and more.
Posted: 28 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Dec 2016

VMware

Reinvent Your Hardware Refresh Cycle with HCI
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Because today's landscape of diverse apps and platforms requires a heightened need for speed and security, siloed storage systems just don't cut it. Download this resource to rejuvenate your refresh cycle with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that seamlessly supports an always-on virtualized environment.
Posted: 28 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Dec 2016

VMware

Journey to the Cloud: Get There Faster with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to simplify cloud deployment with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) built on virtual SAN. Read on to learn why HCI and cloud are fundamental building blocks for the software-defined data center, as well as how to achieve private cloud benefits with the high performance HCI offers.
Posted: 27 Dec 2016 | Published: 27 Dec 2016

VMware

Secure Cloud Storage (Infographic)
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Cloud storage is an essential part of IT strategy for infrastructure, apps and enterprise data. To use cloud storage in the most efficient way, it's crucial that organizations be well informed about its current state. Quickly catch up on topics such as provider requirements, key drivers and challenges of cloud storage and more in this infographic.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

Iron Mountain

10 Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Myths-Busted
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover a software-defined approach to HCI. You'll learn what to look for in an optimal HCI solution—as well as what to avoid. Read on to cut past the HCI hype to build a software-defined environment by debunking the top 10 hyper-converged myths outlined here.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2016

VMware

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

Redefine the Economics of Storage by Going Virtual
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
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 Intel®

Dell Storage for HPC with Intel Enterprise Edition 2.3 for Lustre
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In high performance computing, the efficient delivery of data to and from compute nodes is often complicated to execute. Discover how to deliver the high performance and availability your HPC system craves by deploying a scale-out storage appliance complete with an open source parallel file system.
Posted: 22 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Dell EMC and Intel®
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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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