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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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Comparing Software-defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Systems
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This expert eGuide outlines what differentiates software-defined storage and hyper-converged systems. Read on for an in-depth comparison to help make your purchase decision easier.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

VMware

Refresh Your Data Center’s Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details one type of hybrid storage that improves performance while lowering the overall cost per user served. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of the benefits of flash without the complexities in management and hardware.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc.

Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc.

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 data growth challenges.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

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

IBM

Top Five Things to Look for in Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the five things any good software-defined storage product will include.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines five major reasons why your storage snapshots might not be working properly. Read on to take a closer look at these scenarios and how to fix them, so your data can be easily and fully recovered in case disaster strikes.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

Commvault

Flexible Configuration for High-Density Storage
sponsored by PMC-Sierra, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief discusses one way to meet the need for flexible storage configuration.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

PMC-Sierra, Inc.

Alternative Storage Strategies for Today's Data Growth
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the alternative storage strategies enterprises are adopting to maintain and manage their infrastructure during a time of tremendous data growth.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Dimension Data

Fighting Data Center Inefficiencies with Virtualization
sponsored by Springpath Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a storage virtualization platform that can solve problems related to slowed storage performance.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Jul 2015

Springpath Inc

Case Study: Staples Australia Achieves More Flexible Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes Staples Australia's storage difficulties; how the company ultimately decided to solve them; and the benefits that they experienced as a result, 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

Solving Virtualization Complexities
sponsored by Springpath Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a survey organization's priorities and spending intentions, which an overwhelming amount responded with an increased use of server virtualization. Read on to learn about a hyperconvergence platform that can help you achieve your server virtualization goals while controlling costs.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Springpath Inc

Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource from Gartner details the vendors with the most efficient flash storage offerings. Download now for an inside look at which systems performance strongest so you can make the best decision possible.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

Unified Storage Virtualization for Improved Architecture Efficiency
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a unified virtual storage platform that enables a modern, efficient business capable of supporting cloud computing, big data, and mobile efforts.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

A New Breed of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Cloudian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new breed of SDS in the form of storage that allows organizations to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Cloudian

Road Map to Software-Defined Infrastructure
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the three-step roadmap to implementing software-defined infrastructure. Access it now and discover how to take advantage of storage automation and flexibility to increase business agility.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

Hitachi Data Systems Introduces Its Software-Defined Infrastructure Play
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Software-Defined Infrastructure answers the call for 3rd Platform computing migration.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

The Evolution of IP Storage and Its Impact on the Network
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a survey about the challenges associated with virtualization, and how it has affected networks. Read on to find out how IT pros are compensating for increased stress on their environments, as well as what they're doing to achieve a more predictable environment without sacrificing bandwidth.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

Five Reasons to Run MS-SQL on All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper, featuring storage guru George Crump, shows pairing an all- flash array with SQL server can effectively manage data so it can be more easily analyzed.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

Increase Database Performance with SSD
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how solid state storage can help boost the performance of databases like SQL. Read on to find out about the benefits of pairing SSD with SQL including lower latency, faster performance, simplified management, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Micron Technology

Pure Storage Introduces a New Technology Upgrade Model with Evergreen Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper assesses Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage concept, reviewing both existing approaches and this new approach in terms of their impacts on customers and their business and financial implications.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Pure Storage

Improving Flash in the Mature Solid-State Market
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how the collaboration of two companies has led to increased availability in flash storage. Read on to learn about how this collaboration can benefit SAS end-users and enterprises alike
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

The Economic Impact of Flash Platforms
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Forrester white paper that examines ROI that enterprises may realize by adopting FlexPod for business-critical application workloads such as Oracle databases and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Server for communications & collaboration.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

NetApp

Maximize Backup Performance in a Modern Data Center
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Veeam Backup & Replication, in tandem with NetApp E-Series storage, can maximize your backups while delivering outstanding performance by eliminating bottlenecks that kill storage reliability.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

Veeam Software

Configuration Guide: Backup Solution for HP ConvergedSystem 300
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the ins and outs of implementing a Veeam Backup & Replication solution for virtual systems support.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015

Veeam Software
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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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