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ALSO CALLED: Virtualization, Storage-based Virtualization, Host-based Virtualization, SV, NAS Virtualization, SAN Virtualization, Block Virtualization, Storage Subsystem Virtualization, File Virtualization, Disk Virtualization, Network-based Virtualization, Storage Device Virtualization
DEFINITION: Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup,  … 
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2017 State of Storage in Virtualization
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Dive into this State of Storage in Virtualization report to examine virtualization's impact on storage performance, and discover how recent storage and virt. trends track with one another. Access now to gain insight into the drivers behind hybrid flash and cloud storage adoption, how to bolster VMware VVols knowledge, and more.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Tegile

The Business Value of NVMe
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to closely examine the definition and business value of NVMe, with details on scaling with NVMe/F, implementation use cases like VDI, ERP systems, and Microsoft SQL Server illustrated, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2017 | Published: 16 Jun 2017

Tegile

How Flash-based SEDs Relieve Strain on IT
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Discover how flash-based self-encrypting drives (SEDs) not only simplify the planning, operation, and expansion of storage systems, they also serve as the foundation for sustainable, secure storage. Read on to see how SEDs securely eliminate the lengthy overwriting of storage media that traditional HDDs have to undergo.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 14 Jun 2017

Micron

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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: 24 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Evolved Software-defined Storage
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: One provider is looking to disrupt the traditional storage array space by providing storage array functionality as a software-only package. Is this the next evolutionary step in SDS technology or is it just fantasy? Will we be caught in a landslide of SDS providers copying this model?
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Hedvig Inc

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

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

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

The Internet of Things is Taking Over
sponsored by SOTI Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how the Internet of Things is shaping the evolution of business mobility, the importance of security, the top five considerations for managing the IoT and more.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 23 Nov 2016

SOTI Inc.

Flash: Fast, Robust and Inexpensive
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: With user demands growing, new storage technologies are required to close the ever-increasing gap between processors and mass storage. In this white paper, learn why flash is replacing hard disk drives as the preferred system in software-defined data centers and storage systems.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

Your Journey to SAP HANA: 6 Steps to Success
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: How can you modernize and deliver on-demand services while keeping your existing SAP landscape optimized and your risks minimized? Read this document to learn the six incremental steps to SAP HANA implementation.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Software-Defined Storage: The CxO View
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore the top five use cases of software-defined storage (SDS) and an overview of its benefits, limitations, and vendor landscape. Discover how to choose the right SDS solution for your enterprise so that you can decouple software from hardware, reduce TCO, enable greater data mobility, and more.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

Designing the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces five architectural principles that businesses can use on their journey to the next-generation data center. Read on to lean about key market influences that are driving a fundamental IT transformation and the technological trends that support it.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

NetApp

Waiting on IO: The Straw That Broke Virtualization’s Back
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why I/O is the root cause of having to buy more virtualized servers in order to glean the prospective benefits of a software-defined data center.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

How to Enable Virtualization and Software-Defined Data Centers to Achieve their Potential
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper examines how businesses can unlock the full potential of the software-defined data center by utilizing Parallel I/O software. View now and see for yourself why this works.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

DataCore Virtual SAN Overview
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief examines the importance of finding the right virtual SAN for clustered servers and introduces a system that can accelerate performance, improve uptime, and can even keep costs to a minimum.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

Consolidating Workloads with VMware and Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive report outlines the growing complexities in the storage market and explores a flash storage system that can help businesses overcome these challenges cost-effectively.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Always Available Storage: The Growing Need for Hyper-converged Virtual SAN
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the growing need for an always available storage infrastructure and details the repercussions of failing to have one. Access now and also gain insights into a hyper-converged virtual SAN system that can help meet this proliferating goal.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

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®

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

Cognitive Storage Manages Unstructured Data for Cloud, Big Data, and More
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover an enterprise storage system that delivers the scalable capacity and performance needed to handle demanding data analytics, content repositories and technical computing workloads. This software-defined storage solution can enable your enterprise to streamline data workflows, lower the cost of data retention, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

IBM

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: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

NetApp

Testing All-Flash Storage for Running XenDesktop
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how all-flash storage can deliver the required performance for deploying a successful Citrix XenDesktop VDI implementation.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

Kaminario

Maximizing Availability With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by HPE and Veeam
WHITE PAPER: Discover the various ways in which hyper-converged infrastructures will improve your storage availability and examine the key features to look for in a hyper-converged solution. See how the right solution can enable your enterprise to create app-consistent backups, increase backup capacity, enhance availability, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016

HPE and Veeam

The State of Storage Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights virtual storage and software-defined storage solutions from IBM and Hitachi, comparing the capabilities and costs of each. Access now to learn which solution will best address your data and storage management needs.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

IBM
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): … Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN. Users can implement virtualization with software applications or by using hardware and software hybrid appliances. The technology can be placed on different levels of a storage area network.
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