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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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The Power/Density Paradox: The Result of High Density Without Power Efficiency
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution to the power/density paradox risk that combines energy savings with high density and reduces both floor spaces and costs.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

ESG: Optimizing Storage Infrastructures for Better Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESP Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thing provisioning, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Architects Lead the Next Generation of Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of an open-source, software-based storage platform that enables the next-generation of data-driven applications.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Red Hat

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the benefits and capabilities of two solutions built to handle increasing storage capacity demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Altalink Meets Increased Power Demand with Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: AltaLink -- the largest regulated electricity transmission company in Alberta, Canada -- was worried that its aging server and storage infrastructure wouldn't be able to support future growth. This case study illustrates how AltaLink consolidated their legacy multivendor systems on a converged infrastructure technology.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VCE

Ten Ways to Save Money with IBM Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists 10 ways that IBM data protection solutions can help organizations modernize infrastructure and save money - freeing up funds to invest in new ideas.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

The Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: IT departments everywhere are working to accelerate data intensive work flows and lower storage costs. In this fascinating video, learn how you can achieve these goals.
Posted: 26 May 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

IBM Enhances Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 with Key New Features
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC paper examines the impact of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 7.1 and FlashCopy Manager (FCM) 4.1 data protection and recovery solutions, in terms of gaining competitive advantage. Inside, explore key features and find out how you can ensure both data and system recovery so your business doesn't lose its competitive edge.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM

TransGrid decreases data recovery time by 400 percent
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn about the solution that enabled TransGrid to centralize data sharing and asset management and automate processes.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM

Explore the Enterprise Storage Vendor Landscape
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the offerings of 8 top vendors in the disc-based and hybrid storage array market. It describes how each compares based on a variety of criteria including value, support, and performance capabilities.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Dell and VMware

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

SQL Server on Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
VIDEO: Join us to hear how Pure Storage is taking the complexity out of SQL storage architecture. Learn how Pure Storage customers have leveraged the power of flash to get the best out of their SQL investment.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 23 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

Top Performance On Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable For Oracle Databases
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This report examines how a new storage appliance delivers both on its "application engineered" premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads of all types. It also briefly examines the new systems and their enterprise storage features, especially how they achieve high performance across multiple use cases.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle and Intel®

The Value of Integrated Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits and capabilities of the latest version of a storage application from Oracle. The white paper explains how this appliance is better suited to handle the challenges of growing stores of data than previous versions.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Integrated High-Performance Backup Solution for Oracle Environments
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
VIDEO: This video explains the benefits of a new systems backup appliance that provides exceptional capabilities and performance to deal with increased storage demands.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 05 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Moving Technology Infrastructure into the Future: Value and Performance through Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: This white paper explains the benefits of IT consolidation, which can help to reduce costs and complexities while improving efficiency and productivity.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jan 31, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Backup Analysis Engine report from Butterfly Software
sponsored by IBM.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a backup solution that uses software technology to analyze existing heterogeneous data backup environments.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM.

Four Benefits of a Unified Approach to Storage
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of moving to a unified storage approach as opposed to a diverse "silo-ed" approach. Unified storage is simpler to manage, cuts down on necessary hardware, and offers a number of other benefits.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

CommVault

IBM FlashSystem: Where to Use Flash
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a list of benefits of a high performance flash storage system. It also explains which situations it makes sense for organizations to implement flash storage.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Enterprise Strategy Group Calls Nimble Storage's Scale-Out Architecture "Impressive"
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives testing results of the Nimble Storage Flash-optimized Hybrid Storage arrays, which are built to handle modern cloud technology and deliver always-on application and data access.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

Simpana IntelliSnap Technology Datasheet
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains the benefits of array-based snapshots in relation to native array snapshot tools and other 3rd part solutions. This new solution delivers modernized and accelerated data protection and recovery.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014

CommVault
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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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