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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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Storage Consolidation Reports
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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

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

Integrated Systems: An Expert Look Into The Vendor Market
sponsored by Nutanix
ANALYST REPORT: Explore an in-depth analysis of the pros, cons, services and use cases of the top 19 vendors in the integrated systems market. You'll also examine three types of integrated systems: integrated stack, integrated infrastructure, and hyperconverged infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Nutanix

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

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

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

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®

Get Your Ideal Match for OLTP Workloads
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why traditional low-latency storage solutions are outdated and how these technologies hold your organization back. Find out how solid state drives (SSDs) reduce space on hard drives and optimize storage efficiency and if it's fitting for your organization.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

Scalable SQL Server 2014-Based Decision Support Systems
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the importance of DSS to enterprises and describes an internal test performed by Micron. Find out which SSDs performed best in testing and how to guarantee the performance and scalability required by DSS running on a Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

Micron Technology

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

Differentiating Hyper-Converged Infrastructures: A Vendor Profile
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about one hyperconvergence provider and all of the features it offers to fit in with your workloads and company philosophy.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

ServiceNow

Elastic Flash: Enabling Private Clouds and Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how one potential flash storage solution utilizes private cloud infrastructures to allow work to get done faster, make your enterprise more efficient, lower TCO and raise ROI.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2015

IBM

Real-time Compression Results In Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a storage system that uses real-time compression and SSD technology to boost storage performance. Read on to learn more about how the benefits of this storage system provide a strong ROI, and how your organization could cut costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Accelerate Business Insights with Flash Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this with paper, discover a flash storage platform that can enable you to access and manage big data while providing you with fast analytics, optimized replication and more.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Unlock the Potential of Converged Systems
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EBOOK: In this expert guide, you'll find all the facts you need to decide if converged infrastructure is right for you.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

SearchStorage.com
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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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