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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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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

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

Tegile

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

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

Software-defined Storage simplifies the management process
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the ins and outs of software-defined storage and offers insight into the advantages, possible drawbacks, and more of the technology. View now and decide if software-defined storage is a term that will find itself nuzzled in the critical workings of your company moving forward.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

DataCore Software Corporation

All-SSD Database VSAN Platform
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSD for database applications can easily boost performance without added costs and complexities. Read on to learn how to get stable and reliable performance for virtual database backed applications.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Implementing VMware's Virtual SAN with Micron SSDs and Mellanox Interconnect
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSDs can boost the performance on applications run on virtual SAN. Read on to learn about how flash caching can help significantly reduce latency, as well as other benefits of using SSD with VSAN.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Top 10 Best Practices for VMware Data Availability
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a virtualization architecture that leverages techniques to make VMware backup and recovery easier. Read on to learn about how you can achieve greater flexibility, as well as 10 tips for implementation.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

Veeam Software

Managing Active Directory Users and Computers with Windows PowerShell for Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how a program for Windows Server can help make managing active directories simpler. Read on to learn how to use this program and see if it's right for you organization.
Posted: 08 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

Veeam Software

5 Fundamentals for Modern Data Center Availability
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines 5 essential methods proven to achieve better availability in your data centers today. Read on to learn how to reduce backup data, define availability requirements, and more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Veeam Software

Best Practices for Monitoring VMware vSphere with SCOM
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines several best practices for monitoring VMware vSphere with SCOM. Read on to learn about a program that can help with VM monitoring and see if it's right for your business.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

Veeam Software

Convincing Your Boss: Software-defined Storage is the Future
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, uncover the biggest benefits and selling points about software-defined storage you can use to convince upper management for buy-in.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

3 Signs Your Virtualization Strategy is Stuck in Neutral
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will highlight three major indicators that your virtualization may be stuck in the mud. Read on now to improve your business operations and holistic data protection, as well as to identify the biggest inhibitors to successful storage virtualization.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

Commvault

Transforming Petabyte-Scale Active Archiving
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why object storage services with active archiving can help you store more data without the high costs. Read on to learn how you can reduce complexity and costs of multiple storage tiers, as well as scale petabytes of data.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

HGST

VersaStack Solution for High Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to deploy software-defined storage combined wish flash technology can prepare your storage infrastructure for the next generation of IT. Read on to learn how to get scalable performance, quick and reliable deployment, improved operational efficiency, and more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015

IBM

VersaStack Solution for Remote- and Branch-Office Deployments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how software-defined storage for remote and branch offices can meet the dynamic needs of today's business. Read on to learn about the benefits of SDS including simplified storage management, optimized storage footprint and capacity, lowered total cost of ownership, and more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015

IBM

Your Market Research-Backed Decision-Making Guide for General-Purpose Disk Array
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: The pace of disruption in the storage industry is forcing many organizations to prioritize business agility and responsiveness. Access this Magic Quadrant to find a variety of general-purpose disk storage vendors, rated and reviewed.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

Nimble Storage

Analyst Paper: Journey Towards SDS and Role of IBM Spectrum Virtualize and SVC
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how an active archival system can make storage more efficient, and simplify storage management. Read on to learn how you can lower your total cost of ownership for storage, easily scale capacity and performance, increase resiliency, and more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

IBM

Best Practices for Getting Started With Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines best practices for getting started with software-defined storage. Read on for a step-by-step guide for adopting SDS as part of your storage strategy.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2015

Red Hat

Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn effective methods to measure storage performance, capacity, and cost. Read on to uncover critical storage techniques that can dramatically increase overall array performance.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Tegile

The Guide To Selecting Flash for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: Discover the different locations and implementations that can be utilized to deploy flash storage in virtual environments. Learn how to increase your return on investment by choosing the right type of flash solution for your storage needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015

Tegile

Five Enterprise Storage Features Every Organization Should Expect
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The following infographic explores the top five features every organization should have in their storage system to ensure the ability to hand today's critical workloads.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Hidden Costs of Virtual Server Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines 5 key points to be aware of when choosing a virtual backup system, as well as common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Read on to learn about how to lower costs while keeping workloads portable for maximum efficiency.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Published: 07 Dec 2015

Commvault
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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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