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ALSO CALLED: Data Consolidation, Consolidation, Storage Centralization
DEFINITION: Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. The objective is to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data. Other desirable features include simplification of the storage infrastructure, centralized and efficient management, optimized  … 
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Rapidly Evolving Flash Storage Architecture Delivers Business Value with a Focus on the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-Flash Array
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper is here to clear up any confusion about the solid-state storage market, leaving you in position to make informed decisions that will put you in position to take full advantage of the technology.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

A closer look at converged infrastructures and server density
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the pros and cons of increasing storage and server density, and learn how careful planning can improve computing densities as well as minimize potential risks. Additionally, get an in-depth look at converged infrastructures.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Zones, Inc.

The Benefits, Costs, and Risks Associated with Cisco UCS
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Cisco UCS implementation. Read on to learn how this solution unifies computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Workload Consolidations on All-Flash Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about an all-flash storage solution that provides predictable performance without tuning, failure-proof and upgrade-proof infrastructure, complete database landscape consolidation at scale, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

EMC Corporation

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

Expand Your Horizon for VDI and DaaS
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video discusses how using a hybrid-cloud model to deploy your virtual desktop infrastructure can help organizations provide an optimized end-user experience without having to make heavy investments in new storage hardware and space.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Storwize SDS Infographic
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how choosing the IBM Storwize family of solutions can help organizations reduce storage costs and complexity by reducing storage space demands and increasing performance.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

IBM

Tintri VMstore- Application-Aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization brings tremendous value in terms of adding operational agility and significant cost savings through consolidation, increased utilization, and workload portability, but storage can be an inhibitor to realizing that value.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Tintri

How to Make Smart Decisions about Purchasing Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide learn how to make a smart decision when purchasing storage by knowing what to look for in your solution. Learn how storage administrators can blend business tactics with financial metrics to strategically overcome tight storage budgets while remaining efficient.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

Day in the Life of a Storage Administrator
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn what a difference the right storage and backup solution can make for a storage administrator.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

APTARE

Storage Chargeback: Control the overall Growth of Storage
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to get users' storage growth under control and ensure the alignment of storage usage with business objectives.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

APTARE

Driving Better Business Outcomes with Office-Optimized IT
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will show you how IT departments can integrate servers, storage, networking and management into a single, compact chassis in order to maintain simplicity, efficiency and versatility across all work environments.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Power/Density Paradox: The Result of High Density Without Power Efficiency
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution to the power/density paradox risk that combines energy savings with high density and reduces both floor spaces and costs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

ESG: Optimizing Storage Infrastructures for Better Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESP Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thing provisioning, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Architects Lead the Next Generation of Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of an open-source, software-based storage platform that enables the next-generation of data-driven applications.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Red Hat

SQL Server on Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
VIDEO: Join us to hear how Pure Storage is taking the complexity out of SQL storage architecture. Learn how Pure Storage customers have leveraged the power of flash to get the best out of their SQL investment.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 23 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

Power calculator: Estimate the operating conditions of storage systems
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
RESOURCE: Access this power calculator to get an estimate of the electrical and heat loads for typical operating conditions. This will give you a better idea of how this solution can work for you.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Automatic Data Optimization and Storage Solution Protocols
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WEBCAST: This webcast talks about technologies such as Automatic Data Optimization, Hybrid Columnar Compression, Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol, and many of the features new to Oracle Database 12c.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Top Performance On Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable For Oracle Databases
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This report examines how a new storage appliance delivers both on its "application engineered" premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads of all types. It also briefly examines the new systems and their enterprise storage features, especially how they achieve high performance across multiple use cases.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Examining Today's Hybrid Storage Marketplace
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits and capabilities of a new set of storage appliances from Oracle. These appliances are designed with a flash-first hybrid architecture that is an ideal strategic fit for high streaming environments such as database backups. It can also be well-integrated into high=performance Oracle database environments.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Oracle and Intel®

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

Tintri VMstore Zero Management Storage (December 2013)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Taneja Group recently had the opportunity to put Tintri's VMstore array through a hands-on exercise, to see for ourselves whether there's mileage to be had from a virtualization-specific storage solution. Without doubt, there is clear merit to Tintri's approach.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 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
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STORAGE CONSOLIDATION DEFINITION (continued): …  resource utilization, and low operating cost.There are three storage consolidation architectures in common use: network-attached storage (NAS), redundant array of independent disks (RAID), and the storage area network (SAN). In NAS, the hard drive that stores the data has its own network address. Files can be stored and retrieved rapidly because they do not compete with other computers for processor resources. In RAID storage consolidation, the data is located on multiple disks. The array appears as a single logical hard drive. This facilitates balanced overlapping of input/output (I/O) operations … 
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