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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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Storage Virtualization Reports
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Pros and Cons of Two Virtual Storage Vendors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a side-by-side comparison of two leading virtual storage platforms to help you make your virtual storage decision.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

How Virtual Storage Can Save Mid-Sized Businesses Money
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic explores the benefits of virtual storage, including increased storage capacity, optimized data management, and reduced costs.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Virtual Storage That's Worth the Investment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a virtual storage center that provides the services you need on a budget you can afford.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Redefining the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell India
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 India

3 Insider Tips for Building a Complete Hyper-Converged VDI Solution
sponsored by Citrix Ready and Atlantis
WEBCAST: Learn how to deploy an all-flash hyper-converged solution in this exclusive webinar on April 8, 2015.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Premieres: Apr 8, 2015

Citrix Ready and Atlantis

Managing VM Data with Tintri
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri VMstore release 2.0 includes new advancements that extend Tintri's unique and powerful per-VM capabilities through Tintri ReplicateVM. ReplicateVM yields an unprecedented level of data protection for VMs, free of the complexities associated with traditionally structured storage systems.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 23 Mar 2015

Tintri

XenDesktop and Tintri VMstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: The architectural flexibility of XenDesktop adapts to environments of virtually any size and with a wide range of client devices and desktop management capabilities. Most VDI deployments, including those deployed with XenDesktop, center on the Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) model, which consists of VMs that run on vSphere ESX/ESXi servers.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Tintri

Risk-Free VDI with Tintri and Vmware
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: VMware Horizon View provides robust VDI capabilities and has exceptionally tight integration with vSphere.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

Tintri

VMware View 5 and Tintri VMstore T540 - Reference Architecture Testing Results
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: The results of this testing are significant for a number of reasons. Together, VMware and Tintri were able to define a compact and easy-to-deploy VDI infrastructure pod that goes beyond the conventional thinking for throughput, client support, performance and cost per desktop.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Mar 2015

Tintri

What’s New in VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6.0?
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the latest release of the industry-leading platform that provides insight to IT capacity and performance.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

Transform your business with cloud-ready storage.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the benefits of cloud-ready storage. Read it now to learn how you can improve your storage and take advantage of all the cloud offers.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Software- Defined Storage: Explained
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn more about software-defined storage so that you can make informed decisions.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

IBM

FlashSystem: IP-Only AB Case Study
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how flash can increase efficiency and prevent complexities in virtual environments.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

IBM

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

IBM

Software-defined Storage: the overall benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief video cuts through some of the confusion surrounding SDS and tells you what to look for – and what to avoid – when choosing an SDS product.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

IBM

Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage—and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of SDS and the reasons for adopting it. It then gives a brief guide on how to get started with implementing SDS.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Infographic Shows What a Cloud Service Can Do
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This handy infographic gives you some quick facts on one potential cloud storage service.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Tintri Infrastructure Insight
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the challenges IT faces in pinpointing performance issues and how Tintri VMstore and Tintri Global Center deliver deep insight in to utilization and performance helping IT detect trends and enhance troubleshooting.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2015

Tintri

Citrix XenDesktop v.7.1 Provisioning Services (PVS) Deep Dive
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This paper primarily focuses on Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) and complements XenDesktop 7.1 Provisioning & Machine Creation Deep Dive, which covers all three provisioning methods and has a lot of useful infromation common to all.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Tintri

How to Efficiently Deploy Cloud Workloads
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to discover a storage strategy that can solve these problems and to determine if this strategy is right for you.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2015

IBM

Case Study: Japanese Company Deploys Cloud-Ready Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video shows a brief case study of a Japanese company and how that company implemented virtualized, cloud-ready storage.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 10 Mar 2015

IBM

Harness New Data with Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Watch this video for a brief overview of the benefits of virtualization, and to start applying those benefits to your business.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2014

IBM

Deep Dive: VM-aware Storage for Virtual Desktops
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores machine creation & provisioning technologies in Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 deployed on Tintri VM-aware storage. The target audience includes IT admins, architects, and other technical roles that already have some experience with XenDesktop, vSphere and storage.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Tintri

Virtualize More with VM-aware Flash Storage: A Tintri VMstore Overview
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri VMstore, with its innovative VM-aware file system, leverages cost-effective MLC flash to deliver high performance in a remarkable small footprint that can scale incrementally to meet growing needs.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Tintri

Smart Storage That Sees, Learns and Adapts - A Strategic White Paper
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Tintri smart storage addresses the mismatch between storage and the demands of virtualization.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Tintri
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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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