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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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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: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides server configurations to be used as directional guidelines for use with VMware Virtual SAN.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Intel Corporation

Learn to Accelerate Storage for VMs with Flash
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: The zero-latency, high-performance capabilities of flash-based storage can tackle virtual machine performance issues. But flash comes at a premium, so use flash judiciously.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014


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: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 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: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2013

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: End-user experience can be one of the most valuable assets when searching to deploy a new storage platform. But finding these in-depth reviews is not always a simple task.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Software Defined Enterprise Optimization for Storage
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: Not "all or nothing", Flash One Software may be selectively deployed to migrate critical applications more safely and securely, from any existing Tier one disk to Flash One. With emphasis on "Economics of the Enterprise", the conversation on this podcast focuses on a critical link that only IBM can provide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Nov 13, 2014

IBM

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized, & Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will discover how IBMs Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBMs family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Why HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage for Client Virtualization and Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a storage solution with client virtualization that can address your pressing concerns.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 considerations for planning your move to virtualization in order to avoid the most popular complications that occur during the process. You'll explore security and compliance concerns, the pros and cons of choosing virtual storage over traditional storage, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

IBM Storwize Family – Scaling Capabilities and Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses one vendor's family of virtualized storage solutions to manage today's endless data growth intelligently and efficiently.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

IBM SmartCloud VSC Entry and IBM SmartCloud VSC for Storwize Family
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: This data sheet highlights a virtual storage center that provides the tools for creating a more agile, less complex storage environment, without replacing existing hardware.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution, 2014–2015
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading enterprise backup and recovery solutions, looking at the ability to deliver a holistic backup and recovery strategy within a virtualized environment.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: How Storage, Network and Server Technology Have Matured to Meet VDI
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how various technologies such as storage arrays, network capacities, and servers have all developed to help virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments scale and perform better without high costs.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Citrix

Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a software-defined storage solution that can help you reach your goal of Storage-as-a-Service.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

IBM

Flash Storage Technology 101
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, from our experts at SearchSolidStateStorage.com, discover how to evaluate and deploy flash storage technology. In addition, learn more about Kaminario K2, an all-flash array with features such as thin provisioning, inline deduplication/compression.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

Kaminario

Build your Scalable Storage Environment upon a Dynamic IBM Storwize Family Foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a family of storage infrastructure management systems designed to can grow alongside your business without requiring you to change platforms or learn to manage new systems.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

IBM

IBM Systems Storage Interactive Product Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about an innovative, virtualized storage for software-defined environments.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

IBM Storwize 5000 Disk System: Outstanding Benefits with Greater Flexibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn about the components, features and functions of this system that can help you manage massive volumes of big data, enable rapid and flexible cloud services deployments, and deliver the performance needed to gain useful insights from the latest analytics technologies.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource goes over different tape and cloud strategies for VM backups.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Veeam Software

Flash Storage Hunger Games: Identifying the Winners
sponsored by NetApp and Trace3
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for important characteristics to consider when looking at flash storage vendors.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

NetApp and Trace3

Big Data: Addressing Costs, Performance, Capacity, and Management Complexity with Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dar Al-Handasah was able to rationalize and optimize its storage infrastructure in the age of big data with virtualization. Read on to learn how you can mirror Dar Al-Handasah's storage success.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Simple, Affordable, and Reliable IT Storage and Infrastructure for SMB Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This report describes how the HP Simply StoreIT program and HP MSA Storage can help SMBs reduce costs and improve operations by quickly and easily adding storage that is optimized for server virtualization to their IT infrastructure deployments.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Unified Storage: Capacity Optimization Features and Virtualization Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this short video to learn how the largest Canadian-based provider of human resources consulting and outsourcing services upgraded and modernized its storage infrastructure using virtualized software defined storage systems designed to consolidate workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

IBM

Private Cloud Infrastructure: Blueprint for Change
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to get insight into how you can determine if you have the right infrastructure in place in order to facilitate the transition to cloud-ready IT. You'll learn about a suite of end-to-end solutions featuring hardware, software, and services that provide your path to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Dell, 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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