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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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IBM Storwize Family – Scaling Capabilities and Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses one vendor's family of virtualized storage solutions to manage today's endless data growth intelligently and efficiently.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution, 2014–2015
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading enterprise backup and recovery solutions, looking at the ability to deliver a holistic backup and recovery strategy within a virtualized environment.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a software-defined storage solution that can help you reach your goal of Storage-as-a-Service.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

IBM

Build your Scalable Storage Environment upon a Dynamic IBM Storwize Family Foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a family of storage infrastructure management systems designed to can grow alongside your business without requiring you to change platforms or learn to manage new systems.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

IBM

IBM Systems Storage Interactive Product Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about an innovative, virtualized storage for software-defined environments.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

IBM Storwize 5000 Disk System: Outstanding Benefits with Greater Flexibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn about the components, features and functions of this system that can help you manage massive volumes of big data, enable rapid and flexible cloud services deployments, and deliver the performance needed to gain useful insights from the latest analytics technologies.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Flash Storage Hunger Games: Identifying the Winners
sponsored by NetApp and Trace3
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for important characteristics to consider when looking at flash storage vendors.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

NetApp and Trace3

Simple, Affordable, and Reliable IT Storage and Infrastructure for SMB Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This report describes how the HP Simply StoreIT program and HP MSA Storage can help SMBs reduce costs and improve operations by quickly and easily adding storage that is optimized for server virtualization to their IT infrastructure deployments.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Unified Storage: Capacity Optimization Features and Virtualization Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this short video to learn how the largest Canadian-based provider of human resources consulting and outsourcing services upgraded and modernized its storage infrastructure using virtualized software defined storage systems designed to consolidate workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

IBM

Maximize Primary Storage ROI & Data Protection
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper that highlights a secure archive system that protects data whether it's stored for days or decades. Learn how you can apply storage optimization principles to better match storage to data's performance, capacity, and connectivity needs without worrying about data loss.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Imation Corp.

The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about a comprehensive set of cloud computing products allowing businesses and service providers to provide IT as a service.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions for EMC VSPEX with VMware View 5.1.2 for 500 Desktops
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document evaluates the scalability of a VMware View 5.1.2 environment, utilizing View Linked Clones, on managed Cisco UCS C-Series C220 M3 Rack-Mount Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX5300 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Accelerate Your Transition to a Unified Computing Architecture
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a way to unify network, computing, solid state storage, and virtualization resources into a single, preintegrated platform that provides a foundation for virtualization and performance optimization efforts.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Casio was able to migrate to Red Hat Storage Server, whereby a virtualized storage environment can be implemented using the internal disks of commodity servers.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Intuit Leverages Red Hat Storage for Always-Available and Massively Scaleable Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Intuit was able to leverage a fast, reliable, and cost-effective storage solution for one of their Software-as-a-Service suites. This solution delivered high availability necessary to replicate data between two data centers at a cost far lower than proprietary storage systems and the scalability to keep up.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Red Hat

Deploy Virtual Desktops in a Fraction of the Time with XtremIO
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how one medical device company was able to deploy virtual desktops in a fraction of the time it used to take, improving the end user experience and storage performance.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

EMC Corporation

While Others Claim to Be, Red Hat Storage is Truly Open
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about truly open software-defined storage. You'll get the facts on how this open source software delivers operational and storage system cost savings while improving storage performance and future-proofing your data center for whatever is next.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Staying agile with Big Data
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: his white paper explores a new server solution that unifies the storage environment with a platform that allows you to a leverage commodity, scale-out storage infrastructure with a virtualized environment that is ready for OpenStack. Read on to learn how this approach will allow you to manage the explosion of data and remain agile and flexible.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Maxta Thought Leadership Brief - State of the Software-defined Storage Market 2014
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the current state of the SDS market and get the facts on what software-defined storage is and what it can do for you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Maxta

Software-defined Storage: Simplify Storage Management and Protect Investments
sponsored by ShiftF7
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief paper that includes 4 user success stories for deploying software-defined storage. Learn how application performance and recovery objectives have improved with this data storage technology.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

ShiftF7

Take an Integrated, Modern Approach to Apache Hadoop Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an integrated approach that allows you to gain valuable insights and create competitive advantage. Read on to learn how this solution provides a highly scalable, secure, resilient, general purpose storage pool with multiple interfaces and more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Red Hat

Keep Up with Data Growth with Software-based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the potential of a software-based storage solution built to future-proof your data center. Read more to learn how it takes advantage of a distributed, shared-nothing architecture.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Enhancing Continuous Operations and Data Integrity for Critical VMware Applications
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the highlights of a new storage approach that adds global storage virtualization – the ability to virtualize across metro and remote distances to its virtual storage platform.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Cloudy Weather for Enterprise Storage
sponsored by SwiftStack
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about an open source private cloud storage platform that uses an eventual consistency approach.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

SwiftStack
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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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