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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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Redefining the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: IDC highlights the priorities and challenges faced by IT managers looking for midrange and high-end open system storage solutions. This document also presents the new and innovative solutions Dell has come forth with to help solve those challenges.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Managing Data Priorities and Storage Solutions for Retailers
sponsored by Catalogic Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the storage solutions and data management strategies one large retail enterprise chose to understand and manage their data priorities. Access this report now to maximize your operational facility with industry-leading guiding principles.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

Catalogic Software

The Case of Hampshire Constabulary: Cutting Costs with a Central Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how the Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police consolidated to a single infrastructure using SSD with tiered storage, which ultimately allowed them to reduce costs, improve storage performance, and more.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015


The Total Economic Impact of a Storage Virtualization System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at the total economic impact and ROI of a sample storage virtualization product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


What Can Cloud Services do for Your Business?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This handy infographic gives you some quick facts on one potential cloud storage service that can help make cloud computing a critical success factor in your business. Take a look now to determine if this is the right service for you.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014


How to Efficiently Deploy Cloud Workloads
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to discover a storage strategy that can solve these that helps solve your most difficult storage issues. Tune in to learn how you can implement that strategy in your business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2015


6 Key Considerations to Improve Security and Scalability of Mobile Services
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to increase your storage and security capacity via colocation, so you can accommodate more data and keep your customers happy.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015


Solving The Data Capacity Problem
sponsored by SimpliVity
WEBCAST: Access this brief webcast to learn about a program that optimizes and consolidates data, helping your high capacity storage perform well. Tune in to discover the benefits this program can provide your business.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 9, 2015


Why You Should Invest in a Storage Array with Guaranteed Capacity
sponsored by Kaminario
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to learn about an all-flash array that guarantees enough usable capacity for any business. Read on to discover the features of this array.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015


How Your Storage May be Hindering Virtualization
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about a storage software platform that integrates with storage I/O control (SIOC) to provide management granularity. Read on now to learn how you can gain dynamic performance allocation to eliminate storage over-provisioning and how you are enabled to deploy more VMs.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015


Converged, Web-Scale Storage to Meet Your Storage Needs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Continue on to this brief video to learn about a web-scale converged appliance that will consolidate compute and storage into one place to solve your storage concerns.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Consolidate Six Outdated Servers with One Dell Poweredge R730XD Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn how you can replace six servers with just one and cut response time by up to 75%. Read on to examine the performance analysis to discover how these servers may be right for your organization.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Building the Next-Gen Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how converged infrastructure (CI) is ready to handle the workloads of today and how it scales with data growth.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


Storage with Value at its Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you discover discover a flash storage system that's fast, reliable built to handle today's workloads.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015


Video: Flash Storage Platform Introduction
sponsored by Violin Memory
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn about a platform that allows you to manage complex flash solutions from a single place. Read on to discover the platform's many benefits.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2015

Violin Memory

Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improve ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this analyst white paper, examine several strategies to cut IT complexity. Explore the pros and cons of virtualization, converged infrastructure, outsourcing operations, and more within. Read on now to learn which strategy is right for your organization.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Time for Change: Optimizing Datacenter Infrastructure with Technology Refresh
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
ANALYST REPORT: In this analyst report, examine how many IT operations running on Unix servers and storage migrted to Oracle to consolidate infrastructure. Discover how migrating away from your outdated infrastructure will reduce latency and downtime as well as lower CAPEX and OPEX in your data center.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Case Study: Texas Tech University Requires Updated Backup & Recovery Software
sponsored by Commvault
CASE STUDY: Check out this informative case study to find out which software Texas Tech University implemented to meet their environments needs.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2013

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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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