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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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Exclusive Report: Midrange Disk Evaluation and Test Results Revealed
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of a powerful and easy-to-use innovative midrange disk system. It focuses on the enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thin provisioning, data mobility, and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Infographic: Storage success in the age of big data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This valuable infographic takes a statistical look at big data, and introduces a highly efficient, virtualized and flash optimized storage tool that can help you effectively manage rapid data growth.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

IBM

IDC Paper - Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Virtualization for Newbies
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the origins of virtualization and how some of the historical development has spurred on today's virtualization. Gain insight on different types of virtualization that are being utilized in the marketplace today and a listing of some of the leading vendors.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

Global Knowledge

Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN Boot with EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates Dell best practices for implementing iSCSI boot from SAN with Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and the 12th generation (12G) PowerEdge servers running Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Solution Brief: Enabling Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Success: Dell EqualLogic Storage with Citrix XenDesktop
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Taneja Group: Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Hybrid Blade Arrays: The Storage Foundation for a converged VDI solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a solution to virtualized desktop issues often caused by antiquated storage infrastructure and methods.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Best Practices when implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a set of best practices for configuring a virtual environment.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Simplifying virtual desktop deployments with EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade storage arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases innovative blade storage arrays that enable a fully virtualized architecture that integrates storage, servers and networking within one blade chassis.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx-Enabled Next-Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified storage solution that utilizes flash-based technologies to achieve higher performance, greater efficiency, enhanced metrics and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Make the Smart Storage Decision for your Business
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details innovative, affordable, easy-to-use, scalable storage systems for small and midsized businesses that offer IT efficiency, business agility, and simplified management to enterprise data centers.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

NetApp

EMC VSPEX End User Computing
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: These days, IT departments are being asked to manage more and more devices with no loss of speed or efficiency. This short whitepaper offers solutions for virtual desktop management from a central device reducing operating time and costs and increasing productivity.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow

Ten Smart Things to Know about Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper outlines the top ten smart things to know about storage and how it could affect your business.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Top Reasons Why Customers Virtualize Their Desktops with VSPEX Proven Infrastructures
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn the top reasons why so many customers virtualize their desktops with VSPEX proven infrastructures. Also, discover how to transform your end-user computing environment with simple, efficient, and flexible virtualization solutions.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

EMC & Arrow

EMC VSPEX For Virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with VMware vSphere
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the capabilities of an infrastructure that is optimized for virtualizing business-critical applications. This enables the ability to design and implement the virtual resources necessary to deploy SQL Server. Read on to learn how to do this effortlessly, with the right !
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

AppAssure 5 The next generation of backup, replication and recovery software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: IT environments are increasingly complex and need to have fast, reliable backup and recovery in one unified solution. Access this paper today to learn how to go beyond backup by establishing a new, highly automated standard for data protection.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell Software

Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to evaluate virtual backup software to end the arguing between virtual and backup admins. Read on to consider a solution to back up your virtual infrastructure, understand what's new in the virtual backup market, and determine which products are most appropriate for particular use-cases and scenarios.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Storage User Demand Study: Many Uses of Internal Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores this new generation of virtual storage and examines the current state of this emerging technology. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC Corporation

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 Overview
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource helps users understand what VMware vSphere Replication is, explain some of the benefits of its features, and provide an overview of how it works to protect virtual machines against failure.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Customer FAQ
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This short resource presents the most common frequently asked questions about virtualized DR solutions from your peers across the realm of IT.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

Bringing virtualized storage intelligence to converged infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details converging IT resources in your data center to minimize data center footprint, heighten scalability, and centralize management. Discover an innovative solution that enriches these consolidated environments with advanced, virtualized storage in a blade form factor.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell, Inc.

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Deploying and Optimizing SQL Server for Virtual Machines
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain deeper insight into the four critical resource areas that impact database performance and reliability in a virtual machine.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.
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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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