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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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Storage Virtualization White Papers (View All Report Types)
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SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper, which introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and summarizes why you should care and how to prepare for the coming changes.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

Streamline IT with Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This fascinating brief discusses the need for more efficient, cost-effective storage and delves into one solution that accomplishes just that by converging virtualization and storage.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Breakdown: Enterprise Storage Server
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: There is a storage server that lets enterprises eliminate their silos and unify their data, whether it be on-premise, virtualized, or in a public cloud infrastructure. Read on for even more benefits from this software-defined scale-out storage platform.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Next-Generation Storage for the Future of Data Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a deeper look at a storage server that is a revolutionary step forward in data management. Click to learn how it works and how it provides a better price for better performance.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Storage Provider Profile: Red Hat
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

The Economics of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software-based storage is part of a new era of agile storage. It makes it easier for businesses to deploy storage solutions in a cost- and resource-efficient manner. Read this white paper to learn about its benefits.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the benefits and capabilities of two solutions built to handle increasing storage capacity demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Discover a SAN's Capabilities in this Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This lab report validation presents the capabilities of a SAN platform for you to judge based on your needs.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

Why Better Storage Performance Can Mean Better Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper describes the economic and operational value of performance, and provides an in-depth view of a storage architecture that takes performance to a new level.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report deciphers the business value of IBM Storwize and XIV disk storage systems after interviewing 10 organizations that had deployed either system.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines storage obstacles that DBAs are dealing with today, and why workarounds that attempt to solve the problem only defer them and don't attack the root cause. View now to learn about Oracle's co-engineered combination of the database, OS, file system, and storage can conquer these database storage problems.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle and Intel®

The Surprising Affordability of Today’s Cloud Archive
sponsored by Infrascale
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why cloud data archive is a more secure and reliable backup option over legacy tape solutions for MSPs.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Infrascale

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Violin Flash Arrays for Maximum VDI Performance
sponsored by Citrix and Violin Memory
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that will help you ensure virtual desktop performance by sizing to meet peak demands.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Violin Memory

750 XenDesktop Users on Tegile Storage
sponsored by Citrix and Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an overview of a virtual desktop infrastructure solution and details the results of a study that put it to the test.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Tegile

Best Practices for Architecting Storage in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the shortcomings of legacy storage platforms in relation to virtualized environments. It also highlights the benefits that converged storage can provide in such a situation.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Nimble Storage

Enhanced Data Protection for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

The Right Platform for Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about software-defined storage and its development as a promising enterprise storage solution.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

IBM

The Road to Better Storage: Keep Up with Data Growth
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a comprehensive approach to meeting today's demanding storage needs. Discover how this innovative solution can give you the right combination of more and less to meet the needs of data and storage growth – while minimizing budgets and resources.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

IBM

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

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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