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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: File virtualization is the creation of an abstraction layer between file servers and the clients that access those file servers. Once deployed, the file virtualization layer manages files and file systems across servers, allowing administrators to present clients with one logical file mount for all servers. The file servers continue to host file data and metadata. While this arrangement may seem to  … 
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The Industry's Take on Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover what IT professionals had to say about why they chose to adopt SDS and what benefits they enjoyed.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Why 3rd Platform IT Needs Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover why experts consider software-defined storage to be the ideal storage system for 3rd Platform IT.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

EMC

What Sets Software-Defined Storage Apart from the Pretenders
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses what sets SDS apart, and how you can separate true SDS from the pretenders.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

DataCore Software Corporation

The Midrange Array Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, in-depth midrange array buyer's guide to simplify the process of selecting a midrange array for your organization.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Midsize Enterprise's Buyer's Guide to Hybrid Storage Arrays
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide provides third-party reviews of several hybrid storage array options to help the midsize business make the best storage choice.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

The State of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report presents survey results that reveal exactly how widely-used software-defined storage is, and what drives people to adopt it.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Case Study: College Gains Storage Flexibility with a Virtual SAN
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: n this white paper, discover how a college achieved storage flexibility and high availability with a virtual SAN.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Case Study: Building High-Availability Virtual Storage at a Low Cost
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, discover how a large electronics company transformed their virtual storage strategy to reduce costs and enhance scalability.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Case Study: Campus-Wide VDI Deployment
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how one university improved it virtual desktop infrastructure and boosted its efficiency.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Tintri

Case Study: How TurboTax Achieved Massively Scalable, Always-On Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive case study to discover how TurboTax achieved their goal of having scalable, always-on storage.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper classifies the different types of hyper-converged infrastructure and presents a detailed buyer's guide to help you decide which one is best for your organization.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Splunk Enterprise on Red Hat Storage Server 2.1: Improving Operational Insights
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how by having the right server storage system in place, business can achieve better operational efficiency and can uncover real-time opportunities. Access now and learn about a storage server that can offer insights into machine data patterns, improved decision making, and much more.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Red Hat

Coming to an End: Support for Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about best practices for migrating from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 15 May 2015

Microsoft

How Virtual Storage Keeps with Modern Business Demands
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how storage virtualization can improve application performance, storage reliability, and more.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Modernizing VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the 10 most important reasons why you should switch your VM backup.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Veeam Software

How Storage Virtualization Can Increase Opportunity
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how storage virtualization can allow both smooth IT operations and growing innovation.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Casio's Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find out why Casio selected software-defined storage to further reduce infrastructure costs and increase operational flexibility.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Red Hat

The Top 7 Reasons to Choose Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover seven ways virtual storage can benefit you.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Tapping the True Value of Data
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out the most efficient way to implement SSD to improve the performance of virtualized storage. Read on to learn how to look past storage capacity with a more targeted approach to managing data growth for smarter storage.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

NexGen Storage

Building a New Storage Infrastructure for New Business Needs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a global storage virtualization environment can increase your storage efficiency while minimizing costs.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Case Study: Thai Hospital Revamps Its Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to see how one hospital in Thailand optimized its storage infrastructure by implementing flash.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how storage virtualization can actually lower the total cost of ownership of storage.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Case Study: Major News Agency Rises to Global News Media Demands
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, find out how one of the oldest press agencies in the world upgraded its storage to keep up with today's fast-growing demands.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Increasing Storage Capabilities for the Smaller Data Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report examines the problem SMBs face when dealing with accelerated data growth on a limited budget.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2014

IBM
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  add IT overhead unnecessarily, file virtualization provides several key advantages, including a global namespace to index files on network file servers. In addition, this virtual file storage consolidation allows excess storage capacity to be shared between file servers. Data migrations can be conducted between file servers transparently to end users and applications, which is ideal in a tiered storage infrastructure. In short, file virtualization allows companies to access isolated ("stranded") storage capacity on network file servers and perform seamless file migrations among them. … 
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