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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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Storage Solutions for VMware: 9 Tips to Make the Right Buying Decision
sponsored by Infinidat
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the nine key areas that the storage buyer needs to be aware of in order to have a high-performance and efficient virtualized infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Jul 2015

Infinidat

How All Flash Storage Can Help Your Organization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
EGUIDE: This eGuide show you how you can get flash storage at a price that your company can afford. Read on to learn how you can have the power of all-flash arrays and finally get the storage performance levels you need.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Finding the Right Flash Storage for Your Organization
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide outlines the differences between all-flash arrays and server-side flash to help you navigate the crowded vendor market. Read on for an inside look at an all-flash platform that minimizes costs and disruptions.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

Comparing All-Flash Storage Arrays
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide features tips from storage guru George Crump about how to select an all-flash array that's right for your capacity can performance needs. Read on to find out about the four main types of all-flash arrays so you can be prepared with all the information you need to make a purchase decision.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

AFA Performance Testing Framework
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Download IDC's AFA Performance Testing Framework report where IDC discusses the important considerations in developing and executing a performance testing regimen against AFAs in end-user-focused proof-of-concept testing (rather than vendor development testing).
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

Five Reasons to Run MS-SQL on All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this article StorageSwiss explains the total benefits of an All-Flash MS-SQL environment.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

Do you Know Your Total Cost of Ownership for Storage Infrastructure?
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
RESOURCE: The following infographic details how to properly measure the total cost of ownership for your storage infrastructure. Access now and learn how to calculate what many forget to account for, thus greatly improving your budgeting and storage costs.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Pure Storage Introduces a New Technology Upgrade Model with Evergreen Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This IDC White Paper assesses Pure Storage's Evergreen Storage concept, reviewing both existing approaches and this new approach in terms of their impacts on customers and their business and financial implications.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Pure Storage

Using Compression to Optimize Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video outlines how one storage platform effectively boosts storage efficiency by combining three types of storage technologies- storage virtualization, tiered storage, and compression. Tune in to find out how to use this platform, and how it can make managing your storage systems much easier.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 18 May 2015

IBM

Improving Flash in the Mature Solid-State Market
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how the collaboration of two companies has led to increased availability in flash storage. Read on to learn about how this collaboration can benefit SAS end-users and enterprises alike
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

New Storage Platform and New Partnership Hold Opportunities for Business
sponsored by IBM
VIDEOCAST: This videocast breaks down the VersaStack platform, which combines storage performance boosting capabilities with compute and networking features. Tune in to learn how this platform can increase your storage efficiency with features like consolidation and flash memory to for optimal storage system performance.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Apr 20, 2015

IBM

Inquiry Spotlight: Five Ways To Modernize Your Storage Strategy
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: The following Forrester report highlights the top five ways businesses can modernize their storage strategy to help keep pace with demand for scalability, flexibility, and performance. Access now and get started on the right path to better storage today.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

Pivot3

Image Consolidation Beyond Radiology
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn about vendor neutral archives, why you should consolidate, and various consolidation approaches.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Apr 6, 2015

GE Healthcare

IT Cloud Infrastructure Hardware/Hosting: Needham & Company
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Read this short white paper to learn why Pivot3 is regarded as one of the top choices for hyper-converged infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Pivot3

Hardware Selection guide for Ceph
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following document provides high-level guidelines and recommendations for selecting commodity hardware infrastructure from major server vendors to help you quickly deploy Ceph-based storage solutions. Access now and get started on the right path to a stronger, more valuable Ceph deployment.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Red Hat

Reclaim Oracle® Database Capacity with Nimble Storage on Oracle Linux
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following technical white paper demonstrates how database administrators can capitalize – without additional effort – on the capacity savings achieved by thin provisioning and focuses on how to maintain those savings over time. Read on to find out more.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Nimble Storage

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Big Ideas: Redefining Storage Strategy
sponsored by EMC Corporation
VIDEO: This short, artistic video shows the evolution of storage technology and how the newest products can drastically improve the quality of life for DBAs.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 31 Oct 2014

EMC Corporation

A Closer Look at All-Flash Arrays in the Data Center
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how all-flash arrays can improve data center agility so that you can avoid bottlenecks.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

EMC Corporation

Making the Agile Data Center a Reality
sponsored by EMC Corporation
RESOURCE: Access this white paper to learn how application owners and infrastructure administrators can benefit from new technology that utilizes flash storage to make your data center more agile than ever before.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

EMC Corporation

Delivering Performance and Value Through Multiple Deduplication Pools
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover why the theory of "bigger is better" is wrong when it comes to deduplication pools. Read on to take a critical look at your business' approach to this theory by examining the pros and cons of implementing multiple deduplication pools to address today's complex IT challenges.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Symantec Corporation

INFINIDAT Storage Architecture Overview
sponsored by Infinidat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the INFINIDAT enterprise storage solution, a fully abstracted set of software-driven storage functions layered on top of very low-cost commodity hardware. This paper also discusses how INFINIDAT achieves multi-petabyte capacity in a single rack, mainframe-class reliability with an unprecedented 99.99999% availiabity.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Infinidat

Ultra-Sized Storage Challenges Demand Ultra-Dense Storage Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides advice on storing more data with limited budgets and space by discussing the benefits of dense storage arrays.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

5 Steps to More Efficient Storage for Microsoft Windows Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a five-step process for achieving simplified and more effective storage for Windows environments.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Nimble Storage

Converged Infrastructure: What are the Benefits?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this e-guide, storage guru George Crump will teach you the other benefits of converged infrastructures, including hypervisor support, bare-metal system integration and more. Read on and discover why now is the time to embrace converged infrastructures.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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