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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 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®

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.

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

Flash-Optimized Storage from the Ground Up
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this product brief, you'll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage

Evolve Your Datacenter with SmartStack™ for BCA featuring Cisco, VMware, and Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Collaboration and email applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint are critical for business productivity. But care must be exercised in selecting the right storage for hosting these applications. This report explains how to improve responsiveness, increase uptime and protect data with Nimble Storage SmartStack.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Virtualizing BCA on SmartStack™ with VMware and Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This hands-on technical report highlights best practices for virtualizing business-critical applications on SmartStack, the joint reference architecture developed by VMware and Nimble Storage.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Pental
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how one organization faced business growth and increased IT demands with a new approach to storage that delivered reduced complexities and space savings as well as increased efficiency and easy management.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Australia Institute of Management
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights the importance of updating IT systems to handle increased storage demands. It also explains how one organization was able to implement a shared storage solution that was designed to work in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Camberwell Grammar School
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how one school was able to implement a Nimble Storage solution in order to reduce physical storage space, compress data, and save disk space via thin provisioning.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Nimble Storage

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

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

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

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 Systems, Inc.
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 Systems, Inc.

SIAC Case Study
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how one construction company was able to simplify their end-to-end data management by implementing CommVault Simpana Software. This solution delivered deduplication, archiving for eDiscovery and conserved IT resources while empowering a mobile workforce.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Recoveriescorp Goes Green with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how one organization was able to implement a solution from Nimble Storage that allowed them to reduce the high costs of storage acquisition and management, minimize power consumption, and gain the ability to rapidly scale performance and capacity.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage

“A Day in The Life”: Citrix Tests 750 Seat VDI Environment
sponsored by Citrix and NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In response to this solution confusion, Citrix has designed a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test procedure that simulates “a day in the life” of a 750 user desktop virtualization environment and reveals how to achieve VDI-optimized storage for as little as $37 per desktop.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and NetApp

Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage with XenDesktop
sponsored by Citrix and Fusion-iO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the considerations that must be taken before selecting storage for VDI and explains how you can address those considerations with “hybrid” storage.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Citrix and Fusion-iO

Best Practices for Architecting Storage in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the shortcomings of legacy storage platforms in relation to virtualized environments. It also highlights the benefits that converged storage can provide in such a situation.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Nimble Storage

Improved Scalability and Availability are the Keys to Better Storage Management
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of scale-out NAS solution from EMC that can keep up with exponential data growth, increased regulations and compliance mandates. This solution provides the flexibility and availability that traditional storage approaches can't provide.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow
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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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