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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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Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Running a Major U.S. County on IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: One of the largest counties in the eastern United States realized that it was buying too much capacity for IOPS and sought a high performing, cost-efficient, easy-to-manage storage system. Read on with this case study to discover the next steps the county took to obtain the space to store and protect all of its citizen data.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Tiering and Provisioning
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how teiring and provisioning is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2014

SearchStorage.com

“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

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

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

XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS answers the PACS Storage Question
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides information on a solution that reduces costs and improves operational efficiency by consolidating image data from each department PACS into a single, unified independent storage solution.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Storage for Healthcare Information Systems
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper talks about the top 5 benefits of the EMC Isilon solution for healthcare. They include eliminate NAS islands, predictable scalability, and consolidating short and long term archive data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VMX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a Flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage and explains the benefits of this innovative approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault

Next-generation storage for big data archives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper presents a new generation of storage that incorporates the strengths of object storage while maintaining operational and functional flexibility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Quantum Corporation

EMC’s Flash Strategy
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why one industry leader is doubling down on its investment in flash in order to drive dramatic and necessary change by developing a comprehensive flash portfolio built to fit a wide array of situations.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

EMC & Arrow

Best Practices for Optimal Flash Based Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide and learn how you can overcome flash-based storage limitations such as its notorious non-linear performance. Additionally, experts highlight 4 SSD best practices for efficient virtual machine storage.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

How to store unstructured data on a structured budget
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell Equallogic ISCSI SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this paper to learn how Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs can help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Dell, Inc.

Storage solution reduces cost from $8.50/IOPS to $1.05/IOPS
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights interviews conducted by Forrester Consulting with customers that have had extensive hands-on experience using a software solution that monitors data usage and caches "hot data" on solid state drives (SSDs).
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Stop paying millions for eDsicovery
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: This informative resource dives into a case study of one organization that harnessed flash optimized software to reduce their eDiscovery costs.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

SanDisk Corporation

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

How to Use Flash-Based SSDs in Your Environment
sponsored by Coho Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide will inform you of 4 ways to use flash storage in the enterprise IT storage stack today, as well as the benefits of deploying SSDs (hint: you will see significant green storage savings).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Coho Data

Modernize Your Storage with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage Solution
sponsored by HP India
BROCHURE: Access this informative brochure and discover how modernizing your storage solution today will save you IT headaches in the future.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

HP India
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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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