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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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4 Reasons to Use All-Flash Storage to Consolidate Cloud Applications
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource provides 4 reasons to use an all-flash storage platform to consolidate applications in private and hybrid cloud environments. Read on to learn how this strategy can allow you to reduce total cost of ownership, improve performance and application availability, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Don’t Be Duped by Deduplication
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: In this comprehensive webcast, learn how to achieve 93% data reduction across 125 protected servers. Find out about the challenges and benefits you may come across when applying deduplication to your backup in this can't-miss webcast.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Feb 29, 2016

arcserve

Transforming Infrastructure with Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: In this infographic, discover IBM's software-defined storage solution that consolidates an enterprise's storage infrastructure and automates storage provisioning. With this solution, your enterprise can improve your overall storage efficiency and management, allowing you to do more with your data.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

IBM

Consolidating Workloads with VMware and Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive report outlines the growing complexities in the storage market and explores a flash storage system that can help businesses overcome these challenges cost-effectively.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Pure Storage

Is Hyperconverged Cost-Competitive with the Cloud?
sponsored by SimpliVity
ANALYST REPORT: In this report, analysts disprove the assumption that cloud is the cheapest storage solution based on a TCO model comparing hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud solutions. Access now to uncover how hyperconverged can bring down your storage costs by simplifying the design process, lowering operating complexity, and more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

SimpliVity

Top 6 Reasons to Use a Converged Backup Platform for Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Veritas
RESOURCE CENTER: This article discusses converging purpose-built backup appliances and backup and recovery solutions into a single, scalable platform. Read on to access guidelines for choosing a solution and discover the top 6 benefits for implementing a converged backup and recovery platform, including lower capex, improved performance, and more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veritas

Convincing Your Boss: Software-defined Storage is the Future
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, uncover the biggest benefits and selling points about software-defined storage you can use to convince upper management for buy-in.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Red Hat

5 Criteria for Choosing the Right Converged System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five criteria for choosing the right converged system for your business.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Why Microsoft Exchange Needs Hyper-Convergence
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper explores why Exchange needs hyper-convergence to sustain high performance as it is widely utilized within an organization. Access now and you'll also discover top capabilities to look for in a hyper-converged appliance for Exchange.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

SimpliVity

How to Use Hyper-Convergence to Get More Out of Oracle
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, learn how hyper-converged infrastructure can solve your top challenges in managing Oracle databases.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

SimpliVity

Understanding The Hyper-Converged Hype
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, our virtualization experts examine why the hyper-converged hype isn't going away soon and how the vendor competition is just heating up. Read on to explore the latest releases in hyper-converged technology.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

SimpliVity

Exploring Converged vs. Hyperconverged Landscapes
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: Rely on this expert e-guide to differentiate between converged and hyperconverged landscapes and discover when to use one over the other.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

SimpliVity

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

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®

CW Europe – Forecast: Cloudy with Dry Spells
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In Europe cloud is restricted and hybrid setups make use of local compute and storage.
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Unleash the Full Power of Flash with XtremIO
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a scale-out all-flash array can provide on-demand performance and capacity growth and provides analyst reviews on EMC's all-flash array. Read on to learn how this all-flash array can allow you to consolidate your workloads, eliminate storage "sprawl" and automate your storage and application processes.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

EMC

All-Flash Arrays: Lower Storage TCO Through Consolidation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This lab review tests the benefits of consolidating storage needs into a single all-flash array and demonstrates how doing so can improve an enterprise's storage TCO. Read on to discover how this flash technology can simplify your storage and reduce TCO, while providing your enterprise with advanced data services, workload consolidation, and more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

EMC

An Expert Guide to Data Archiving with the Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: In this resource, you will discuss the newest technologies used for digital archiving, and discover how the Microsoft hybrid cloud solution (HCS) can be used to archive data to Windows Azure Storage. Access this resource chapter to utilize cloud replication services that provide DR protection.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 07 Jan 2016

Microsoft

ESG 8000 Series Lab Report
sponsored by Microsoft
PRODUCT REVIEW: This lab review discusses a hybrid cloud storage solution that allows organizations to benefit from the performance and capacity of an on-premise SAN storage solution with the elasticity and agility of cloud-based storage. Read on to learn how this solution can provide your enterprise with simplified architecture, consolidated management, and more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Microsoft

Product Overview: Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by Microsoft
DATA SHEET: This brief data sheet provides an overview of a cloud-integrated storage solution that integrates advanced SAN technologies with the cloud. Access now to see the benefits this storage solution can provide to your enterprise, such as infrastructure consolidation, simple backup and recovery, lower overall storage costs, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Microsoft

Hybrid Storage Arrays: Solution Overview
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers a hybrid storage array that automates time-consuming data protection and storage capacity scaling so that you can spend less time tending to your storage infrastructures. Read on to learn the benefits this array can provide for your storage.
Posted: 14 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Microsoft

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®

Accelerated Real Time Compression and Automated Three Tiers of Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about recent enhancements to one storage solution that can provide you with valuable real-time compression and automated tiers.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

IBM Storwize® Family for Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains how the IBM Storwize family for cloud computing meets all of your storage needs as you continue to migrate into the mobile world.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Storage System Enables Rapid Change for Mobile and Social Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to see how the IBM Storwize family can invigorate your mobile efforts by virtualizing and compressing your storage and providing greatly improved time to market for new products.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015

IBM
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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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