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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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Ten ways to manage data growth and other top storage challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes ten ways that IBM's highly scalable data protection software can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges, including those associated with exponential data growth.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

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

FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper details NetApp's ground breaking storage platform designed to provide resiliency, availability, serviceability, and manageability.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Protect Data in VMware-Based Environments with IBM Tivoli Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the challenges of traditional backup and storage approaches in virtual environments, and introduces a unified platform that enables your organization to meet these challenges and effectively store, analyze, manage, and protect data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

FlexPod Express - The Cure for Server Sprawl
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of "server sprawl." This epidemic is characterized by an overabundance of underutilized servers and storage systems, often caused by running one application per server to protect against potential machine crashes. Read on to learn about a solution that can help.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

NetApp

Optimize Virtualization Deployments with Virtualized Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a solution brief for Dell EqualLogic virtualized storage and VMware vSphere 5.X as an effective way to optimize virtualization deployments.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Linxdatacenter
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this brief resource, you will discover how an international carrier-neutral data center and LinxCloud solutions provider deployed a solution portfolio that combines NetApp storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric into a single, flexible architecture to create a reliable cloud platform.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

NetApp

Global Design Services
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this one page resource, you will discover how a brand-name global design services company deployed an innovative storage solution to replace inefficient backup and disaster recovery systems, which consumed 95 percent of system CPU and storage availability.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

NetApp

VSPEX Proven Infrastructure for Virtualized Exchange 2013
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a proven infrastructure that consolidates and virtualizes your Exchange environment while addressing user SLAs, lowering costs and simplifying overall management. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC

Solution Impact Analysis: SMBs Leverage EMC VSPEX for Rapid ROI
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores how three different organizations transformed their environments with a simple, efficient and flexible virtualization solution. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC

VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry-leading SAN solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover state-of-the-art hybrid arrays that combine SSDs and traditional HDDs in the same chassis to cost-effectively ensure maximum VDI performance. Find out how this innovative approach stacks up against other VDI deployments
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing VDI data management with unified virtualized storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores how optimizing VDI helps simplify user data management and enables device – and location – independent data access. Find out how a unified virtualized storage technology helps boost IT flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Storage hypervisors: Virtual storage made simple
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper showcases an innovative technology that is both a storage virtualization platform and a storage management solution designed to enable IT storage managers to easily migrate to an agile, cloud-based storage environment – and then manage it effectively.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Solution Brief: Optimizing Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic unified storage and VMware Horizon View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper explores an approach designed to deliver significant benefits for VDI implementations. Find out you can ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

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
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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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