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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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Solution Spotlight: Target audience to determine big data storage solutions in M&E area
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of metadata in delivering more fine-grained options to end users, the challenges associated with storing big data in the M&E industry and key points to consider when designing a storage environment for media-rich big data files.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

IBM

Recoveriescorp Goes Green with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how one organization was able to implement a solution from Nimble Storage that allowed them to reduce the high costs of storage acquisition and management, minimize power consumption, and gain the ability to rapidly scale performance and capacity.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage

Pental Bases New IT Strategy on the Right Data Storage to Accommodate Business Growth
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how one organization faced business growth and increased IT demands with a new approach to storage that delivered reduced complexities and space savings as well as increased efficiency and easy management.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Driving Organizational Transformation
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights what's driving organizational transformation and the development of big data. It focuses on EMC Isilon, an industry-leading, scale-out NAS solution.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

EMC & Arrow

Exponentially Accelerate Data Protection and Recovery with Simpana 10 IntelliSnap® Snapshot Management Technology
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights the challenges of legacy data protection solutions and provides an in-depth exploration of IntelliSnap technology's technical capabilities and business benefits.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

“A Day in The Life”: Citrix Tests 750 Seat VDI Environment
sponsored by Citrix and NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In response to this solution confusion, Citrix has designed a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test procedure that simulates “a day in the life” of a 750 user desktop virtualization environment and reveals how to achieve VDI-optimized storage for as little as $37 per desktop.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and NetApp

Australian Insitute of Management Discovers Superior Performance, Design, Value, and Support with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights the importance of updating IT systems to handle increased storage demands. It also explains how one organization was able to implement a shared storage solution that was designed to work in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Nimble Storage

Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage with XenDesktop
sponsored by Citrix and Fusion-iO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the considerations that must be taken before selecting storage for VDI and explains how you can address those considerations with “hybrid” storage.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Citrix and Fusion-iO

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

Camberwell Grammar School Optimises their Desktop Virtualisation Project withHybrid Data Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how one school was able to implement a Nimble Storage solution in order to reduce physical storage space, compress data, and save disk space via thin provisioning.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Nimble Storage

Storage Efficiency: Mission Accomplished with EMC Isilon
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the shortcomings of traditional storage approaches as they apply to the needs of government agencies. It also highlights a new scale-out NAS approach that's built to handle these new needs and demands.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow

Managing the Unmanageable: A Better Way to Manage Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of scale-out NAS solution from EMC that can keep up with exponential data growth, increased regulations and compliance mandates. This solution provides the flexibility and availability that traditional storage approaches can't provide.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow

Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

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

Federal Life Sciences and Health Care Market Opportunities for EMC Isilon Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This thought piece provides an understanding of the market and position EMC Isilon capabilities based on statistics from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It also shows results from specific uses of the technology by life science and healthcare organizations.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

EMC & Arrow

XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO

Running a Major U.S. County on IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: One of the largest counties in the eastern United States realized that it was buying too much capacity for IOPS and sought a high performing, cost-efficient, easy-to-manage storage system. Read on with this case study to discover the next steps the county took to obtain the space to store and protect all of its citizen data.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Winning Federal Big Data Opportunities with EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS Solutions
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of EMC Isilon, a scale-out NAS storage solution, in relation to Big Data in federal agencies. It specifically talks about how EMC Isilon can be used to win federal Big Data opportunities.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

EMC & Arrow

IBM Storwize V3700 Entry Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The new IBM Storwize V3700 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, and offers advanced software capabilities usually found in more expensive systems. Read now to see if the Storwize V3700 would be conducive to your small or medium-size business.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

IBM

Increased Visibility and Insight into Data with Intelligent Archiving
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an archiving system that provides rich visibility and insight into over 1,000 data formats from over 400 content repositories, including social media, IM, audio, video, and structured data.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2013

HP Autonomy

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

EMC Isilon for Healthcare
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides information on a solution that reduces costs and improves operational efficiency by consolidating image data from each department PACS into a single, unified independent storage solution.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top Five Reasons to Deploy EMC Isilon for Healthcare Information Systems
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper talks about the top 5 benefits of the EMC Isilon solution for healthcare. They include eliminate NAS islands, predictable scalability, and consolidating short and long term archive data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VMX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a Flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage and explains the benefits of this innovative approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.
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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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