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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: Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup,  … 
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Hyper-converged platforms grow to include secondary storage space
sponsored by Rubrik
EGUIDE: Hyper-converged platforms have grown to include secondary storage space; however secondary-storage still faces a plethora of issues. Discover how to best address the problems facing secondary storage and how vendors are promising to make life easier for storage administrators.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Rubrik

Discovering the Transformative Value of All-Flash Arrays on Healthcare VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
ANALYST REPORT: Don't let legacy SAN and mechanical spinning disk sap the storage budget. In this assessment, you'll examine the ROI realized by deploying all-flash arrays for healthcare VDI. Read on to discover economic all-flash that eliminates SAN performance inefficiencies, and more.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

CW Europe: December 2016 - February 2017
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Security continues to be a huge pan-European challenge for governments and businesses harnessing the latest technologies. In this quarter's CW Europe, we feature two articles focusing on security in Europe and what authorities and IT firms are doing to reduce risks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Truths Behind SDS and the New NAS
sponsored by Elastifile
EGUIDE: Sleek and redesigned, NAS is making a comeback – rivaling object storage's ability to meet enterprise performance requirements. Vendors are also claiming that SDS is increasing efficiency of SAN/NAS but are they full of hot air? Find out more about the sleek, scale-out NAS design and the truth behind these claims.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Elastifile

Buyer's Checklist: Hyper-Converged Storage
sponsored by SearchConvergedInfrastucture
EBOOK: In this buyer's checklist, learn how hyper-converged systems differ from traditional storage systems, find insights into some of their unique features as well as guidance for evaluating, purchasing and deploying these systems.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2016

SearchConvergedInfrastucture

Welcome to Your Modern Data Center
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyses a solution that allows you to transform your database and business application workloads by consolidating your mission-critical application landscapes, eliminating storage sprawl and delivering modernization to your data center.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Flash: It's Not Just For Databases Anymore
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why secondary storage systems and mid-level workloads can benefit from flash and the top four requirements that should be considered when adopting flash.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

IBM

The Internet of Things is Taking Over
sponsored by SOTI Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how the Internet of Things is shaping the evolution of business mobility, the importance of security, the top five considerations for managing the IoT and more.
Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Published: 23 Nov 2016

SOTI Inc.

Discovering Storage for the Next-Generation Data Center
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
RESOURCE CENTER: Access this custom web site to learn how to leverage all-flash to optimize app performance, and discover strategies for breaking the virtualization barrier, how SSD assists in driving enterprise competitive advantage, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Nov 2016

NetApp SolidFire

How to Save Storage Space with Purposeful Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to effectively reduce storage capacity when performing backups by combining the strategies outlined here for flexible and powerful data protection. Based on your needs, learn when you should prioritize SLA over storage (and vice versa), best practices when backing up to tape, and more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

Oracle All Flash FS Storage System
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: This concise video offers information about a flash storage solution that can help accelerate database performance while ensuring you meet user expectations. This all flash storage system offers the best performance for your applications, while securely consolidating hundreds of databases on one system.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

10 Essential Best Practices for Virtual Server Backups
sponsored by Computerworld Business Solutions
EBOOK: This e-book explores the specific challenges of creating a data protection and backup strategy for virtual servers. Uncover 10 helpful best practices that will boost your disaster recovery strategy, like making use of hypervisor tools, using snapshots responsibly, and 8 more.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Computerworld Business Solutions

Dell EMC ScaleIO For VMware Environments: Deployment and Best Practices Guide
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover best practices and a technical overview of a storage software product that can increase scalability and performance in a VMware environment.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Dell EMC

Oracle Engineered Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: This informational video introduces a storage solution that allows your enterprise to support existing and new applications as you transition your investments to the cloud. It also integrates on premise storage options while integrating with cloud.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Computer Weekly – 8 November 2016: The march of the robot workers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Unleashing Hadoop Big Data Value with Flash and SSD
sponsored by Micron
RESOURCE: If you're looking to grow your big data ecosystem, you might want to consider migrating away from traditional Hadoop and rack space deployments. Access this resource to find out how flash and SSD technology empowers you with this added speed to unlock the big data capabilities of virtualized Hadoop.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Micron

Utilizing Data-aware Storage in the Age of Convergence
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access the latest on converged, data-aware storage architectures, which seek to improve performance optimization through smart deduplication and compression schemes, app-aligned caching and tiering, policy-definable QoS, and data protection schemes. Additionally, discover why flash is crucial to convergence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

IBM

Storage Networking Technology Steps Up to Overcome Performance Challenges
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Fast flash storage and the growing use of virtual apps carry larger amounts of data than ever before—placing pressure on networks that carry storage traffic. This guide illustrates how to keep storage traffic from becoming the bottleneck in your data center, revealing key improvements to 2016 storage networking technologies.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

IBM

Computer Weekly – 1 November 2016: The future of connected cars
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine how software is reshaping the car industry, with internet-connected cars presenting challenges and opportunities. IT suppliers are putting up prices in the UK as the value of the pound falls – we look at the implications. And Eurostar's digital chief talks about his IT overhaul. Read the issue now.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

10 Signs You've Outgrown Your Current Backup and Recovery Solution
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides you with 10 signs you've outgrown your current data protection strategy. Find out if your backup and recovery systems are getting the job done or if it's time to consider migrating to a newer, more holistic platform.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Commvault

Flash: Fast, Robust and Inexpensive
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: With user demands growing, new storage technologies are required to close the ever-increasing gap between processors and mass storage. In this white paper, learn why flash is replacing hard disk drives as the preferred system in software-defined data centers and storage systems.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

Internet Solutions Becomes First Provider in Africa to Offer Performance-Based Storage Tiering
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: Discover an all-flash platform that expands as demand dictates without disruption, while eliminating data migrations and cutting the cost of operational overhead in half. Access now to deploy DevOps services and VMs with containers up to 15 times faster than with traditional architectures.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire

The Essential Guide to VM-aware Storage (VAS)
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Originally limited to accelerating HDD enterprise arrays, flash has transformed the storage industry and led to the development of cost efficient all-flash arrays (AFA). This paper will investigate five critical considerations in choosing an AFA and how VM-aware flash changes the game in one big use case: optimizing your virtualization platform.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

Tintri

Delivering a First-Class Cloud Experience: All-Flash Replaces Traditional Infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn why 1&1, one of the world's leading internet service providers, replaced their traditional storage infrastructure with all-flash. Discover the benefits flash delivered to their cloud infrastructure, including reduced complexity, improved flexibility, and the ability to easily scale up and out.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 14 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire

Flash Eliminates Roadblocks Between California Public Utilities Commission and Virtualization
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
CASE STUDY: Discover how CPUC achieved total workload virtualization with a scale-out flash appliance that addresses the pain associated with refreshing legacy storage technology. Access this study to take advantage of this all-flash array's linear scalability of capacity, as well as its integration with VMware.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 13 Oct 2016

NetApp SolidFire
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): … Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN. Users can implement virtualization with software applications or by using hardware and software hybrid appliances. The technology can be placed on different levels of a storage area network.
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