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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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Storage Virtualization White Papers (View All Report Types)
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How to Build Your Software-Defined Storage Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise & SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage an open source-based software-defined storage (SDS) strategy while ensuring enterprise level service, performance, and reliability requirements. With a successful SDS implementation strategy, your enterprise can benefit from capital cost reduction, infrastructure automation, operating cost reduction, and more.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & SUSE

Secrets of a Revitalized Data Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If you haven't considered revitalizing your data center, then it's time to do so now. Access this infographic that details the multitude of benefits that come from revitalizing your data center and one storage solution that can make the entire process a breeze.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016


Quantify the Economic Value of IBM Storwize Family Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Recently, IBM asked ESG to conduct an economic value validation (EVV) for two of its midrange arrays which found a 200% ROI, 61% decrease in CapEx and 56% annual decrease in OpEx. Continue reading to gain a more comprehensive picture of direct and indirect costs and benefits you should consider when evaluating hardware for your storage needs.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016


Support Rapidly Growing Data Storage with IBM Spectrum Storage Suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Integrated storage solutions can provide the streamlined management and lower cost that organizations need to get the most from their data in virtualized environments. Discover a suite of storage products that can provide your enterprise with the flexibility needed to support traditional and software-defined storage architectures.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016


The Role of Storage for Today's Mid-Sized Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Storage virtualization's high-performance and affordability is the best at meeting mid-size and enterprise needs. In this paper, find out the top 6 requirements for mid-size storage and learn how effective one storage virtualization solution is at tackling mid-sized workload requirements.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016


IBM's Ability and Creativity in Software-defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines different approaches to software-defined storage (SDS), and showcases how customers can derive value form SDS. Read on to discover how IBM approaches to SDS solutions and the benefits their solutions can provide to your enterprise.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015


Flash-Accelerated and Cloud-Ready: New Storage Requirements for Enterprise Apps
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud and flash storage is the new power couple in the IT world, but many still have questions regarding their compatibility. Discover Eric Burgener's answers to the top 5 questions posed by those critical of cloud-enabled flash, and learn how to reap the most benefits from this new fusion.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Application-managed Data Protection for HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, examine the benefits of combining backups and snapshots in application-managed, storage-integrated, end-to-end data protection. Read on to simplify your evolving data environment, bolster backup windows and recovery time, and access multi-streaming support.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 03 Aug 2016


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

A Guide to Improving Disaster Recovery With Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to make your disaster recovery as effective possible by implementing storage virtualization.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016


Economical Storage for Diverse Workloads —Evaluating Next Generation IBM Storwize V5000
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technology insight paper introduces a system that can deliver both performance and economy. View now and see how easily this system can fit into your own infrastructure.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016


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


Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Storage has always been a pain point for IT organizations. Estimating data storage capacity requirements for the next three to five years is difficult enough, not to mention the significant capital outlay. Access this white paper to learn about the challenges of current storage infrastructures, lowering TCOs, and more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

3 Things you can ONLY do with VM-aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper the top 3 things you can do with VM-aware storage—that commodity all-flash and hyperconverged cannot. Read on to enact proper visibility across your infrastructure mitigate performance problems, and simplify complex management.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016


The 6 Factors That Determine Your Storage TCO
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover 6 factors you must consider to determine your storage TCO. Read on to see how much storage really costs you, when taking into consideration capital expense, ecosystem integration, business agility, and 3 more.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Mar 2016


Designing the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
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 SolidFire

Taking Advantage of Cloud-Based Centralized Management for On-Prem and Cloud-Hosted Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Whether the best option for your organization is an appliance that can be deployed in minutes and managed in-house, or a flexible reference architecture that allows your organization to leverage your existing infrastructure, you now have options for eliminating storage concerns as part of VDI deployment. Download this white paper today.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2016

Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware

2016 State of Storage in Virtualization
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive white paper, uncover the data center and storage virtualization trends taking place in 2016. View now and see how flash storage is playing a major part in influencing how virtualization evolves and discover how you must prepare your businesses for changes to come.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016


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

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

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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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