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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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Case Study: Campus-Wide VDI Deployment
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how one university improved it virtual desktop infrastructure and boosted its efficiency.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Tintri

Case Study: How TurboTax Achieved Massively Scalable, Always-On Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive case study to discover how TurboTax achieved their goal of having scalable, always-on storage.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper classifies the different types of hyper-converged infrastructure and presents a detailed buyer's guide to help you decide which one is best for your organization.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

Splunk Enterprise on Red Hat Storage Server 2.1: Improving Operational Insights
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how by having the right server storage system in place, business can achieve better operational efficiency and can uncover real-time opportunities. Access now and learn about a storage server that can offer insights into machine data patterns, improved decision making, and much more.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Red Hat

Ease VM Storage With Converged and Cloud Options
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: When virtual servers became popular, they also introduced a number of storage configuration problems. Converged infrastructure systems and hyper-converged storage appliances make it far simpler to deploy storage for virtual machines.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 15 May 2015


Coming to an End: Support for Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about best practices for migrating from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 15 May 2015

Microsoft

How Virtual Storage Keeps with Modern Business Demands
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how storage virtualization can improve application performance, storage reliability, and more.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Modernizing VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the 10 most important reasons why you should switch your VM backup.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Veeam Software

A guide to hybrid flash storage arrays
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this special report we look at products that merge SSD and spinning disk, and key market trends. First up, Antony Adshead on the big six storage vendors, then Chris Evans considers the startups.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

How Storage Virtualization Can Increase Opportunity
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how storage virtualization can allow both smooth IT operations and growing innovation.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Checklist: Storage Environment Best Practices
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
RESOURCE: Access this helpful checklist in order to keep your storage system efficient. Read on to learn how to unify storage management, as well as optimize using flash storage an virtualization.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Casio's Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to find out why Casio selected software-defined storage to further reduce infrastructure costs and increase operational flexibility.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Red Hat

The Top 7 Reasons to Choose Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover seven ways virtual storage can benefit you.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Tapping the True Value of Data
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out the most efficient way to implement SSD to improve the performance of virtualized storage. Read on to learn how to look past storage capacity with a more targeted approach to managing data growth for smarter storage.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

NexGen Storage

Building a New Storage Infrastructure for New Business Needs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a global storage virtualization environment can increase your storage efficiency while minimizing costs.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Driving Business Value with Flash-Optimized Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how optimizing storage with flash can help you cut down on storage management time.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Case Study: Thai Hospital Revamps Its Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to see how one hospital in Thailand optimized its storage infrastructure by implementing flash.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Know How Persistent VDI and Project Size Affect Storage
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover what virtualization expert Brian Madden has to say about how persistent VDI, project size, and other factors impact the performance of a VDI's storage.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015

IBM

Storage for Virtual Environments: Storage Management Best Practices
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll find an interview with a virtualization expert on how you can optimize your storage to best serve your virtual environment.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015

IBM

Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how storage virtualization can actually lower the total cost of ownership of storage.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Redefining Enterprise Storage Management with Flash Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WEBCAST: Analyst and noted author Howard Marks analyzes current storage management capabilities in light of the emergence of flash storage, and leads a discussion with two Nimble Storage customers about their experiences utilizing Nimble Storage InfoSight for automated support and predictive analytics.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2015

Nimble Storage

Case Study: Major News Agency Rises to Global News Media Demands
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, find out how one of the oldest press agencies in the world upgraded its storage to keep up with today's fast-growing demands.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Avoid Common Obstacles in Managing Storage for a Virtual Environment
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, you'll find tips and best practices for overcoming the most common obstacles IT teams face when managing storage for virtual environments.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

IBM

How VMware’s VSAN And A VSA Differ
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll find information on the capabilities and features that make vSAN different from a typical VSA.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 04 May 2015

VMware

Introduction to Virtual Storage Usage
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this video, see how virtual storage is installed, maintained and managed, and get insight into a virtual storage platform's capabilities.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2011

IBM
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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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