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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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Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of IBM Storwize V7000
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential ROI that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. Read this white paper to learn the results.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

14 Advantages of Leasing a State-of-the-Art Storage System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analysis by the Robert Frances Group delves into the performance of IBM's Storwize V7000 storage system and the expected benefits and cost savings organizations can expect. Read now for a detailed TCO summary and a comparison of the cost benefitis of leasing vs. purchasing.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 | Published: 15 Nov 2012

IBM

IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500: Which Storage Solution Reigns Supreme?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study that compared the IBM Storwize V7000 and EMC VNX5500 in terms of block-based storage and operational expenses.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

New Features Enable Cost-effective, Efficient Compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how next-gen, real-time compression is changing the game by offering a robust, efficient, and cost-effective optimization solution. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Edison: Competitive Management Cost Study: IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500 Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the results of a recent study in comparing the cost, complexity and ease-of-use of the IBM Storwize V7000 and the EMC VNX5500. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Why should your data center deploy Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression? From an economic standpoint, Storwize V7000 provides the financial benefits you need to meet the growing storage requirements within the limits of a constrained budget. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

Tips for Thin Provisioning Storage in a Health Care Setting
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide offers expert insight into how today's health care facilities can use thin provisioning to address the ever-present problem of storage underutilization, eliminating the need for additional storage purchases. Additionally, discover essential tips for implementing thin provisioning in you health care facility.
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 | Published: 25 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

How Convergence Can Make Your Storage More Valuable
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide defines exactly what convergence is, and explores its impact on emerging and evolving technologies.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

Convergence Trends, Strategies, and Next Steps
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
EGUIDE: Check out this expert E-Guide to learn about hyperconvergence, and how it sets itself apart from traditional converged infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Zones, Inc.

Storage Changes to Look For in 2013
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
EGUIDE: This E-Guide elaborates on the latest data storage trends, including unstructured data growth, demands for multi-tenancy in the cloud, software-defined networking, and more. Learn about recent announcements from HP, how their new offerings differ from those of their competitors, and whether experts think they are worth your consideration.
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 | Published: 28 Jan 2013

Zones, Inc.

The Truth About Vmware vSphere Storage Appliance
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals what the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance means for VDI environments based on expert analyses and examples of real-world experiences from small to midsize businesses using the software.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

The CIO's Guide to Optimizing Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses how you can realize the full benefits of desktop virtualization by improving your wide array network (WAN). Read on to discover how your enhancing your WAN can impact areas of your VDI which might not be performing at their full potential.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Apr 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Expert Guide to Maximizing Storage Efficiency in Your Data Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide reveals how to optimize multiple virtual workloads to prevent storage over-allocation. In addition, learn how to increase VMware storage efficiency with virtual machine disk format deduplication and compression.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Smarter Deduplication with CommVault® Simpana® Software
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: CommVault® Simpana® software provides a holistic approach to data deduplication. Data deduplication should not be deployed as a band aid or "quick-fix" point product. Read this product overview to learn more about the key benefits and capabilities of this solution.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Scale-Out Storage: File and Block Explained
sponsored by NetApp
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Take a minute to glance over this two-page presentation transcript to learn about scale-out storage. Let Evaluator Group Senior Strategist Randy Kerns walk you through the benefits of scale-out and the differences between scale-out block and file storage, and get a glimpse into the vendors in both spaces.
Posted: 12 Dec 2012 | Published: 12 Dec 2012

NetApp

5 tips for managing storage in your virtual servers
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn how to identify and solve common storage problems in virtual environments, along with helpful tips designed to ensure that your storage doesn't hinder your system's performance.
Posted: 29 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

EMC Corporation

The InfoPro end-user storage study highlights shifts in data protection
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: In this Spotlight report, we analyze the data protection findings from the latest TIP Storage Wave study. Among mid-large sized enterprises, the hot spots are de-duplication appliances and backup/recovery for virtual servers – not cloud storage.
Posted: 02 Oct 2012 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

The 451 Group

The Road to Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This essential resource discusses the top challenges in converging your data center infrastructure and best practices for creating a successful convergence strategy. Discover the core benefits this approach provides your IT infrastructure and how you can effectively simplify your data center management today!
Posted: 01 Oct 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell EqualLogic PS Series and Microsoft WS2008 Hyper-V: Enabling the Next Generation Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines a virtualization technology to optimize storage on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments offering capacity and efficiency benefits for your VM workloads.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 | Published: 20 Sep 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Solving Intel® IT's Data Storage Growth Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive source to learn how a major tech organization was able to boost its storage capacity by 53% using a private cloud.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage Virtualization Benefits and Drawbacks
sponsored by EMC Isilon
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com special report addresses both the benefits and disadvantages of storage virtualization as to help keep you up to speed with the ins and outs of this technology.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

EMC Isilon

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM just announced that they have added Real-time Compression to the block-only Storwize V7000 storage system. RTC is a cutting-edge technology that allows you to store significantly more data without impacting storage operations or having to buy more hardware. Check out this report by the Clipper Group to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

Bringing virtualized storage intelligence to converged infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive source to learn what your business needs to get the full benefits out of bringing virtualized storage intelligence to converged infrastructure.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 0002

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Performance vs. Capacity: The Eternal Conflict - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this brief presentation transcript to learn about the eternal conflict of performance vs. capacity and how to avoid the "ripple effect" of data reduction technologies on other storage technologies.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

Fugro Data Solutions Secures Worldwide Reputation with Scalable Backup Solution from ExaGrid that Delivers 80:1 Data Deduplication Ratio
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Check out this brief case study to follow one IT organization's journey from backup blues to storage success.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

ExaGrid 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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