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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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Make Your Infrastructure Data Ready with High-Performance Flash
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can digitally transform your data infrastructure to keep up with the modern pace of business using this flash storage offering. Learn how you can get started with a quick 10 minute deployment, support the latest high-speed 32Gb Fibre Channel and 40 Gigabit Ethernet connections, and more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

NetApp

Why Low Latency Matters
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today's storage system requires high-speed performance, and one of the keys to this is improving latency. In this white paper, learn why your storage infrastructure is the key differentiator between high and low latency environments, as well as the 4 components of a storage ecosystem, historic sources of latency, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

Everything You Need to Know About Storage Quality of Service in a Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, learn why storage systems with native quality of service (QoS) capabilities are key to transitioning your storage from a siloed IT environment to a single, high-performance infrastructure. Find out how "noisy neighbor" applications can create bottlenecks, how a true QoS infrastructure can quiet them down, and more.
Posted: 29 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Mar 2017

NetApp

The Storage Automation Report
sponsored by NetApp
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

9 Best Practices for Storage Management and Hosting
sponsored by NetApp
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

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

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

Meet the Next-generation SSD/Flash Storage Vendors
sponsored by Tegile, a Western Digital brand
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, a Western Digital brand

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 10 reasons IT architects migrate their storage to composable infrastructure. Read this resource to learn how this infrastructure quickly provisions on-premises resources and delivers app stability with software-defined intelligence, unified API, and fluid resource pools.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

3 Things to Consider Before Implementing Cloud Data Protection
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement a complete, cloud-integrated data protection strategy. Discover what 3 factors you should consider when taking this hybrid approach that incorporates cloud backup, instant recovery, and high availability appliances.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

Why Not All Disaster Recovery Appliances Are the Same
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you evaluate and select the right disaster recovery appliance to fit your business's needs without coming up short on promised performance. Uncover 5 key questions to ask your recovery vendor before purchasing and installing your chosen appliance.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

The Cost of Downtime: Top 5 Must-Know Facts about Backup, Recovery, & Continuity
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how SMBs can ensure business critical systems sustain minimal downtime. Uncover 5 must-know facts about disaster recovery and data protection, including disasters are seldom natural, new technologies have disrupted the backup and recovery marketplace, and 3 more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

Making the Case for "Always Be Testing"
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Whatever the reason, most businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year. To deal with this contingency, this paper makes the case for an "Always Be Testing" (ABT) approach to DR. Find out how you can realistically implement weekly testing to ensure that your backup and data protection strategy is sound and reliable.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

QuorumLabs Inc.

What The Marriage of Object Storage and Active Archiving Systems Can Offer You
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about the history of active archiving. Then, discover why object storage has become the new mainstay in archiving technology, and details about an object storage archive appliance available now.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

SanDisk Corporation

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
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® Xeon

How to Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
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® Xeon

It's Time to Revisit VDI
sponsored by Dizzion
WHITE PAPER: Virtual desktops and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) didn't initially live up to the hype, but they have come a long way since their debut. Access this white paper to learn about the advancements in VDI that are making mobility more viable to organizations of all sizes.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Dizzion

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®

Step Aside, Magnetic Tape: Long-Term Data Retention is Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: While we're not knocking tape drives, in this always-on environment, they're no longer the best option for long-term data retention. Access this white paper to see why cloud storage may be the better option and what to look for in a cloud-based data retention solution.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

HDS and Veritas

Unifying Data Access with a Cross-Cloud Scale-Out File System
sponsored by Elastifile
WHITE PAPER: A scale-out file system may be able to deliver the data intelligence and workload consolidation services necessary to provide organizations with a competitive edge. Access this white paper to learn how it can solve the top ten storage challenges.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Elastifile

Modern Snapshot Management - Enhancing Application Protection and Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to unlock the power within your current hardware investments, improving recovery across all applications and delivering faster and more granular application-aware recovery performance.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Hadoop Makes Big Data Storage Accessible For Everyone
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Hadoop flipped the traditional big data storage paradigm by adopting a philosophy of using commodity hardware and storage to build the equivalent of a data warehouse at a much lower cost. Learn how Hadoop's extreme flexibility gives it the ability to natively scale-out and accommodate both structured and unstructured data.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 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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