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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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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

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.

Quantum Lattus: Next-Generation Object Storage for Big Data Archives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents a new generation of storage that incorporates the strengths of object storage while maintaining operational and functional flexibility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Quantum Corporation

EMC’s Flash Strategy
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why one industry leader is doubling down on its investment in flash in order to drive dramatic and necessary change by developing a comprehensive flash portfolio built to fit a wide array of situations.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

EMC & Arrow

Best Practices for Optimal Flash Based Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide and learn how you can overcome flash-based storage limitations such as its notorious non-linear performance. Additionally, experts highlight 4 SSD best practices for efficient virtual machine storage.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

IBM Storwize Family Solutions for Small to Midsized Organizations
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper acknowledges the reasons why SMBs need to be cautious when adopting new storage technology – ensuring that it has a direct cost-saving component, reduces TCO or delivers rapid ROI.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

CDW and IBM

IBM Storwize Family: Everything you need from storage - and less
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a storage solution that delivers 5 times more data in the same space, 30% lower storage growth, and much more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

An Effective Strategy for Storing Unstructured Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

Make Sure Your Storage is up to Speed
sponsored by CDW and IBM
RESOURCE: This infographic illustrates how Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated has realized the new benefits of flash storage.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Not All Storage is Created Equal
sponsored by CDW and IBM
VIDEO: This video features a storage solution that harnesses real-time compression to offer 50% more capacity with no performance degradation.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 03 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

The Total Economic Impact Of FlashSoft Software From SanDisk
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights interviews conducted by Forrester Consulting with customers that have had extensive hands-on experience using a software solution that monitors data usage and caches "hot data" on solid state drives (SSDs).
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SanDisk Corporation

The SanDisk Award Winning Legal Department Uses FlashSoft Software to Speed Up eDiscovery Process and Save Money
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This informative resource dives into a case study of one organization that harnessed flash optimized software to reduce their eDiscovery costs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Tiering and Provisioning
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how teiring and provisioning is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2014

SearchStorage.com

Video: HP Software Defined Storage
sponsored by HP and Intel
VIDEO: This brief video provides an in-depth look at one vendor's software-defined storage solution that is innovating daily – most recently allowing centralized backup without the cost or complexity of a dedicated hardware appliance in your remote sites.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 20 Mar 2014

HP and Intel

The Only Primary Storage Architecture You Need: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage
sponsored by HP India
BROCHURE: Explore this informative, in-depth brochure for insights into a game-changing storage architecture and find out what it can do for you.
Posted: 17 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP India

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

How to Use Flash-Based SSDs in Your Environment
sponsored by Coho Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide will inform you of 4 ways to use flash storage in the enterprise IT storage stack today, as well as the benefits of deploying SSDs (hint: you will see significant green storage savings).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Coho Data

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell Equallogic ISCSI SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this paper to learn how Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs can help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Dell, 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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