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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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Video: Flash Storage Platform Introduction
sponsored by Violin Memory
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn about a platform that allows you to manage complex flash solutions from a single place. Read on to discover the platform's many benefits.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2015

Violin Memory

Analyst Report: New Best Practice for Storage Performance Testing
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: Access this analyst report to learn about a crucial new best practice for storage engineers who are performance testing a storage system.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

LoadDynamix

Understanding the Effect of Dedupe & Compression on Storage Performance
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to effectively validate the effects of deduplication and compression on your flash array.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

LoadDynamix

Why You Should Invest in a Storage Array with Guaranteed Capacity
sponsored by Kaminario
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to learn about an all-flash array that guarantees enough usable capacity for any business. Read on to discover the features of this array.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

Kaminario

Best Practices for Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out about best practices for configuring Windows Server 2012 to iSCI SAN, and the storage benefits such as:Diskless serversCentralized managementSimplified recoveryAnd more.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Manage structured data with intelligent archiving
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about how you can manage your structured data with intelligent archiving to reduce footprint storage cost and query time simply and easily.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Exclusive Webcast: How Database Archiving is the Key to IT Cost Savings
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
VIDEO: Watch this informative video to hear from research director Garth Landers of Gartner and VP of HP Autonomy Brian Weiss and discover best practices for application retirement, application optimization, and information governance through structured data archiving.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Using Flash to Improve Healthcare Storage
sponsored by Avnet
VIDEO: Tune into this brief and informative video, featuring Houston's Memorial Hermann Health System, and learn how implementing a flash storage solution dramatically improved their storage performance.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 18 May 2014

Avnet

Storage for the Cloud Generation
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a storage solution that leverages emerging technologies such as software-defined networking and hardware like PCIe flash to provide rapid scaling of capacity and performance without bottlenecks.
Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

Coho Data

Can Converged Infrastructure Overcome Tomorrow's Computing Challenges?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how converged infrastructure delivers a private cloud in a box and handles growing data and workloads. Read on now to learn how to select the right size platform for your organization and how to achieve granular control of your systems and infrastructure through a single-pane-of-glass view.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

Converged Infrastructure Trends Revealed
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover the facts about converged infrastructure from the words of your peers who have already made the switch. Learn how to avoid bumps in the road, how to select the right system for your organization, and how migrating can simplify systems' maintenance and management.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc.

Improving SQL Server Performance with All Flash Array
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how one flash storage platform reduces OLTP and I/O latency for intensive workloads. Read on to learn how flash storage fits into your organization.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Redefining the economics of enterprise storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about Dell's storage platform options including flash solid-state drive (SSD) and how your organization can benefit. Read on to learn how these storage options reduce I/O bottlenecking and provide anytime access to important and critical data.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

How Your Storage May be Hindering Virtualization
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a storage software platform that integrates with storage I/O control (SIOC) to provide management granularity. Read on now to learn how you can gain dynamic performance allocation to eliminate storage over-provisioning and how you are enabled to deploy more VMs.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Solidfire

Implementing Simplicity into the Next-Gen Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how converged infrastructure simplifies data center complexity and management. You'll discover how embedded maintenance technology automates many common, daily tasks to reduce time spent maintaining the systems and can easily handle the dynamic workloads of today.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Maximizing Data Center Efficiency, Capacity and Availability through Integrated Infrastructure
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to get best practices on addressing the typical infrastructure challenges facing today's data center managers. Discover how an integrated infrastructure can address an organization's unique business needs while increasing efficiency, ensuring availability and reducing cost of deployment or ownership.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

Emerson

Consolidating Older Database Servers 6:1
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: You can retire 6 legacy servers with one Dell PowerEdge R730XD server. The data, straight from Principled Technologies, proves that you can reduce response times by up to 75% giving users a much speedier and friendlier experience.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Confidently Deploy your Group and Corporate File Shares
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the importance of converged storage in improving collaboration.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 24 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improve ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this analyst white paper, examine several strategies to cut IT complexity. Explore the pros and cons of virtualization, converged infrastructure, outsourcing operations, and more within. Read on now to learn which strategy is right for your organization.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Time for Change: Optimizing Datacenter Infrastructure with Technology Refresh
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
ANALYST REPORT: In this analyst report, examine how many IT operations running on Unix servers and storage migrted to Oracle to consolidate infrastructure. Discover how migrating away from your outdated infrastructure will reduce latency and downtime as well as lower CAPEX and OPEX in your data center.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Handling Growing Data Demands through Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how converged infrastructure (CI) is ready to handle the workloads of today and how it scales with data growth.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Case Study: Effective Document Management Increases Efficiency
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
CASE STUDY: This case study features a pharmaceutical company that implemented a software program to manage its drug testing documentation.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How to Ensure Intelligent Storage Deployment Decisions
sponsored by LoadDynamix
RESOURCE: Access this resource to discover a platform that helps businesses test their storage in a cost effective way.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

LoadDynamix

How Flash is Redefining Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how server level flash storage software automatically organizes data based on usage. Discover how you can eliminate storage software ties to hardware and manage your data with a unified, point-and-click platform.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Dec 17, 2014

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Determining the Financial Benefits of Strong Storage Performance Validation Testing
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a storage system with economic benefits to prove ROI.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

LoadDynamix
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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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