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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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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

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

Flash Ahead: Leveraging IBM FlashSystem to Dramatically Improve Application Performance and Data Center Economics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides deeper insight into all-flash storage systems that are designed to solve to problem of I/O wait time. Find out the benefits of deploying all-flash storage systems and getting started with flash.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

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

A storage approach built for SMBs on a budget
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will gain insight into an entry level disk storage system designed with sophisticated capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

IBM

IBM Smarter Storage, an integral part of IBM Smarter Computing
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide gives information on a strategic approach to storage that allows for greater storage capabilities and greater efficiency over traditional approaches to storage. It also talks about the benefits of storage virtualization.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

Internal Storage for a Virtualized Server
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet presents a solution that offers the ability to use internal storage within your environment by creating a virtual array within your application server and scaling as storage needs evolve.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: Flexible Storage Sharing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores a storage virtualization solution that combines shared and direct-attached storage together without the complexity, cost, or siloed appraoches to typical SAN management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Quest for Storage Efficiency - Real-time Compression on Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a state-of-the-art solution to meet growing storage requirements within the means of your constrained budget. Topics addressed are real-time compression, management components, TCO and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

IBM

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Virtualization: How to Capitalize on Its Economic Benefits
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 5 key customer problems that storage virtualization helps to solve, and how to leverage virtualization technologies for significant savings on capital and operating expenditures.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

F5 Networks Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks and Reduces Waste with Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper dives deep into a case study that answers your need for a VM storage solution that provides the performance you need with a small footprint.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Supercharge Your Infrastructure: Fusion ioControl Hybrid Architecture
sponsored by Fusion-io
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to find out how one vendor has created a solution for common virtualization challenges.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Fusion-io

Top-Notch Vendor Duo Delivers Agile Solutions for Virtualization
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper showcases a comprehensive disk array technology that provides various functions to handle mission critical operations.
Posted: 02 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Fujitsu

EMC Scaleio: For Development and Testing
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a storage solution that can help eliminate dependence on complex, expensive external SAN storage and fabric by leveraging a robust, high-performance shared virtual SAN.
Posted: 26 Dec 2013 | Published: 26 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

Tech Brief SmartStack for Business Critical Apps with VMware and Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases pre-validated reference architectures for VDI, private cloud, and data protection designed to deliver the ideal platform for supporting your business critical applications on VMware.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Scaling Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a state-of-the –art approach designed for building and scaling virtualized environments.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Tintri

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab report delves into the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started when building and implementing this technology. Discover market dynamics driving more organization implementations toward a Storage Hypervisor strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

Optimizing an Oracle® Database with Dell™ Compellent™ Automated Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain insight on automated tiered storage solution, and Data Progression offered by Dell Compellent storage systems. Learn about recommended best practices to implement Oracle databases with Dell Compellent Data Progression and learn how users can leverage Data Progression to optimize Oracle database performance.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Rethink Storage: Transform the Data Center with EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore an automated storage management tool that allows storage to migrate from traditional physical structures to simplified, flexible virtual platforms, creating a truly software-defined data center (SDDC) for today's evolving technology.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

EMC

IDC: Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualised, and Flash Optimised
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn how advanced software defined storage capabilities that are easy to deploy help deliver a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective and optimized. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

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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