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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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The Security Benefits of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn what the benefits of SDS are, including how it can help you prevent data loss.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

DataCore Software Corporation

Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover Gartner's report comparing vendor strengths and weaknesses in the general purpose disk array market.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Changing the Data Center Economics with All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how an all-flash array is changing the economics of the data center by benefitting key areas
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Kaminario

Australia Dept of Defense Case Study
sponsored by Violin Memory
VIDEO: Access this video to learn how the Australian Department of Defense used the Windows Flash Array to achieve high performance and greater virtualization.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 06 Jul 2014

Violin Memory

Making the Right Flash Memory Storage Array Buying Decision
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a next-gen, all-flash storage array architecture that delivers the performance that flash has to offer and facilitates the non-disruptive introduction of real-time, inline deduplication into production environments as well other necessary storage management technologies to optimize available flash capacity.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Buyer’s Checklist: Converged Infrastructure Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Combining storage, compute and network in a single package, converged infrastructure systems are the fastest route to productivity. We list the key features to consider.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage Virtualization: What to know before getting started
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom presents a cost/benefit analysis of storage virtualization to help companies determine whether it will deliver the results they expect.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

VMware and SAP Deliver Real-Time Business Intelligence
sponsored by Arrow & HDS
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how pairing a VMware platform with SAP will give you real-time information for the best decision making possible.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

Arrow & HDS

A New Approach to Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a new approach to backup and recovery that overcomes the challenges of the modern data center.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 20 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

5 Considerations for Increasing Availability
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a backup program for virtualized storage environment and how it can effectively protect data.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Veeam Software

Buyer's Checklist: Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Vendors have flocked to SDS to help describe their various approaches to the market. This buyer's checklist explains what to look for and outlines what software-defined storage vendors are offering in various implementations of SDS.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

The Pros and Cons of Two Competing Virtual SANs
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two leading virtual SANs, clearly explaining the pros and cons of each one.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

The Pros and Cons of One SAN System
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles one SAN in detail, describing every detail of its features and capabilities.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Storage magazine: Storage Product of the Year Winners Revealed
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the February 2015 issue of Storage magazine, we reveal the winners of our 2014 Products of the Year awards, explores how software-defined storage (SDS) helps allow you to create a DIY storage array and much more!
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

Computer Weekly datacentre and storage case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Winners of the 2014 Computer Weekly European User Awards for datacentre and storage.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

A New Storage Startup Delivers a Unique Blend of Performance and Scalability
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a storage system that offers a unique blend of performance and scalability combined with the use of SDN within its scale-out clustered architecture. Read on to get a SWOT analysis of this approach and compare it to its competition.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Coho Data

Latest Storage Trends for Australia & New Zealand
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This fascinating e-zine gives you insight on exactly what the storage landscape in Australia and New Zealand looks like.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

SearchStorage.com

Case Study: Eliminating Performance Gridlock Using Flash Array Storage
sponsored by NexGen Storage
CASE STUDY: Access this white paper to discover how one government organization overcame their performance challenges using flash arrays.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 02 Feb 2015

NexGen Storage

Confidently Deploy your Group and Corporate File Shares
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the importance of converged storage in improving collaboration.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 24 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Powering Modern Services with a Converged Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how one server architecture combines storage and modules in one to handle increasing workloads while simplifying maintenance. Read on to learn if this server platform is right for your organization.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Improving Cloud and Virtual Storage with VersaStack
sponsored by Avnet
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about a new integrated infrastructure that for cloud and storage virtualization.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 04 Dec 2014

Avnet

How Hybrid Flash Array Helps Businesses Do More With Less
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Due to shrinking budgets and expanding data requirements, many companies are expected to do more with less. Access this white paper to discover a case study featuring a financial services company with similar troubles, and what they did to overcome them.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

NexGen Storage

Why You Should Consider Federated Deduplication
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about federated deduplication.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor  Intel® Xeon®)

Using Disk Level Restore with VMware Backups
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: Access this resource to learn about disk level restore for VMware.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2015

Vembu Technologies

A Guide to Migrating VMWare Servers to Hyper-V Environment
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
RESOURCE: This resource provides helpful information for those looking to migrate data from VMware servers to Hyper-V environments.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Vembu Technologies
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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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