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ALSO CALLED: Virtualization, Storage-based Virtualization, Host-based Virtualization, SV, NAS Virtualization, SAN Virtualization, Block Virtualization, Storage Subsystem Virtualization, File Virtualization, Disk Virtualization, Network-based Virtualization, Storage Device Virtualization
DEFINITION: File virtualization is the creation of an abstraction layer between file servers and the clients that access those file servers. Once deployed, the file virtualization layer manages files and file systems across servers, allowing administrators to present clients with one logical file mount for all servers. The file servers continue to host file data and metadata. While this arrangement may seem to  … 
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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

Camberwell Grammar School Optimises their Desktop Virtualisation Project withHybrid Data Storage
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

3 Compelling Reasons to Consider Backup and Recovery Solutions from VMware eBook
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

ESG IBM SVC with Real time compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst white paper, written by ESG, is an update to the existing ESG Lab Validation for SVC. It will focus on new SVC enhancements and software enhancements made to Real-time Compression.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

IBM Shows Why Better Performance Can Mean Better Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper describes the economic and operational value of performance, and provides an in-depth view of a storage architecture that takes performance to a new level.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Schmidt+Clemens builds its future on a converged, services-oriented infrastructure
sponsored by Bull
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights the benefits one organization realized after partnering with Bull to develop a converged infrastructure based on bullion servers and EMC's VNX storage solution capable of delivering increased performance and security.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Bull

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

Download PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix, Free for 15 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: This free trial software download provides 15 days of use for PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer. This This solution provides fast performance and effortless scalability without the need for extra hardware or software.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 21 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report deciphers the business value of IBM Storwize and XIV disk storage systems after interviewing 10 organizations that had deployed either system.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 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

Eight Features Today's Datacenters Need from Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper discusses 8 critical capabilities that today's data centers need from storage and should be reviewed while comparing offerings.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Nimble Storage

Download PHD Virtual Backup for VMware, Free for 15 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DEMO: This free trial provides PHD Virtual Backup and Replication, an easy to use, flexible and affordable offsite backup and archiving solution.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

5 Steps for Improving Virtual Backup & Data Recovery in Large Enterprises
sponsored by PHD Virtual
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores both the benefits that virtualization brings to the backup and recovery space as well as the benefits, advantages and features that backup and recovery can bring to a large virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

IBM Lets You Have it Your Way - Introduces an Enhanced Storwize V3700
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will gain insight into an entry level disk storage system designed with sophisticated capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

IBM

Addressing the Small and Midsized Business Storage Challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

IBM

How IBM Tivoli Storage Systems Save IBM Money
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video shows how IBM harnessed its own storage manager solution to address data compression, data deduplication, and storage virtualization to help better manage data growth.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Essential Guide: Best Practices for Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by CDW and IBM
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss the top 5 tips and best practices for getting around these obstacles and effectively managing data in a virtual server environment.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

Unleash Your Applications
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
BROCHURE: This brochure talks about the benefits of XtremIO from EMC – an all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array that delivers unprecedented performance and efficiency in an affordable package.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC & Arrow

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
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 Systems, Inc.

Why IBM for Disk Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
RESOURCE: This resource puts a spotlight on a top vendor's storage efficiency solutions, including automated tiering, virtualization, and more. These solutions increase the data storage landscape for organizations of all sizes to boost system performance and slash IT costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

IBM Storwize Family Solutions for Small to Midsized Organizations
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper acknowledges the reasons why SMBs need to be cautious when adopting new storage technology – ensuring that it has a direct cost-saving component, reduces TCO or delivers rapid ROI.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

CDW and IBM

IBM Smarter Storage, an integral part of IBM Smarter Computing
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide gives information on a strategic approach to storage that allows for greater storage capabilities and greater efficiency over traditional approaches to storage. It also talks about the benefits of storage virtualization.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

The Essentials of Modern Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the benefits of a modern data protection solution. This solution provides a single, modern platform that can efficiently capture, move, retain, fund and recover data from any storage tier. This solution also delivers improved recovery times, reduced costs, improved operations and consolidated budget line items.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  add IT overhead unnecessarily, file virtualization provides several key advantages, including a global namespace to index files on network file servers. In addition, this virtual file storage consolidation allows excess storage capacity to be shared between file servers. Data migrations can be conducted between file servers transparently to end users and applications, which is ideal in a tiered storage infrastructure. In short, file virtualization allows companies to access isolated ("stranded") storage capacity on network file servers and perform seamless file migrations among them. … 
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