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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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Hybrid Array Leaves Competition in the Dust
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short resource examines a next-generation hybrid array storage system that integrates the power of SSD and SAN storage capabilities. Read on now to learn about the benefits this cutting-edge technology can provide.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Enabling Cost-Effective Data Management through Storage Arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how Dell storage arrays can free IT professionals from day-to-day tasks and provide ecomonic benefits.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Total Economic Impact of a Nexenta-Based Storage Solution
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the result of that study, providing a framework with which IT personnel and business-decision makers can evaluate the potential financial impact of this software-defined storage option may have on their organization.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Nexenta

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®

Special Report: Software-Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in the Midmarket
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a study of how IT departments of all sizes are reacting to the emergence of SDS hyper-converged infrastructure and how willing they are to invest in these technologies for their organization.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Maxta

Eight Steps to Building an Ideal Blade-Based Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the eight steps required to properly build your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure solution.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Casio was able to migrate to Red Hat Storage Server, whereby a virtualized storage environment can be implemented using the internal disks of commodity servers.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

How Symantec Helped Lansing Centralize Backups and Reduce Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch these two short videos to discover how Symantec Enterprise Vault helped the City of Lansing centralize email archiving, streamline e-discovery and reduce storage.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Apr 22, 2013

Symantec Corporation

Driving Better Business Outcomes with Office-Optimized IT
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will show you how IT departments can integrate servers, storage, networking and management into a single, compact chassis in order to maintain simplicity, efficiency and versatility across all work environments.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Architects Lead the Next Generation of Data-Driven Applications
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this app infrastructure white paper, learn how your data platform can better support the management of social, mobile, and big data apps, while simultaneously addressing your end users' demands.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Poland's Storage market on the rise
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: Poland's storage market has been on a steady rise but what's the reason behind this? We investigate...
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

A closer look at converged infrastructures and server density
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine the pros and cons of increasing storage and server density, and learn how careful planning can improve computing densities as well as minimize potential risks. Additionally, get an in-depth look at converged infrastructures.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Zones, Inc.

Tintri VMstore Zero Management Storage (December 2013)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Taneja Group recently had the opportunity to put Tintri's VMstore array through a hands-on exercise, to see for ourselves whether there's mileage to be had from a virtualization-specific storage solution. Without doubt, there is clear merit to Tintri's approach.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

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

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®

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

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

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
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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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