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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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Backup For Dummies
sponsored by Acronis
EBOOK: Read this eBook and discover a comprehensive guide to putting data protection and disaster recovery systems in place for use cases ranging from simple file recovery to the most complex systems.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

Acronis

The future of data storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, storage expert Rich Castagna discusses what new developments and technologies he thinks the upcoming year will bear witness to in the world of storage.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Comprehensive Virtualization Administration in One Place
sponsored by Tintri
WEBCAST: This video explores the features of an administrative portal for virtual environments to help you discover what tools you need to better administer your own.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 29, 2015

Tintri

Software-Defined Storage for Big Data
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a step-by-step guide for adopting software-defined storage as part of a practical, proactive strategy for managing enterprise data.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Red Hat

Taking Your Data Center to the Next Level With All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by EMC Corporation
VIDEO: This brief video details how all-flash arrays can improve the storage performance of even the most intimidating database.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 12 May 2015

EMC Corporation

Software Defined Storage: From the Front Lines with Dr. Jon Toigo
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WEBCAST: This informative webinar features IT guru Dr. John Toigo, as he discusses the current state of the software-defined storage market.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Premiered: May 29, 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

2015 State of SMB IT Infrastructure Survey
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Companies are moving faster to virtualise their servers but very few are taking advantage of hyperconvergence, this analyst survey reveals.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Mellanox and Micron Demonstrate Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Over CloudX
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a Windows Server 2016 demonstration that simulated application and user workloads to eliminate complex and costly external shared storage requirements from Windows Server clusters.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Micron Technology

Simplifying Data Management With Virtual Storage Platform
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how you can manage large collections of infrastructure resources – CPU, storage, and networking – from one platform.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Virtual Storage Increases Database Availability
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how one company was able to greatly increase its database availability with virtual storage.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Use Fewer IT Resources with Virtual SAN
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
VIDEO: This video shows the dangers of implementing multiple physical SANs, and how virtual SAN can help cut costs. Tune in to find out how virtual SANs allow you work seamlessly with platforms like VMware and Hyper-V, without having to purchase new hardware.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 08 Apr 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

How to Select the Best Solid-State Storage Array for Your Environment
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this e-Guide now to learn everything you need to know about all-flash arrays and hybrid flash arrays to determine which storage system is best for your environment.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

EMC Corporation

5 Top Reasons to Consider Flash Storage for the Enterprise
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Flash storage delivers much greater performance than hard disk drive storage systems – yet another reason why they are gaining popularity. Check out this game-changing resource to find out how the latest innovations to flash technology are completely changing the face of storage
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A Closer Look at All-Flash Arrays in the Data Center
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how all-flash arrays can improve data center agility so that you can avoid bottlenecks.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

EMC Corporation

How Snapshot and Replication Change Backup Management
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Access this e-Guide to learn how snapshot and replication are becoming more focused and how storage teams must look at how they tier backup technologies across the organization for different workloads.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Symantec Corporation

Hogarth: Integrated Agile Marketing
sponsored by Microsoft
WEBCAST: See how Hogarth Worldwide reduced development time for the launch of the 360 EyeTM robot website for Dyson. Using the Integrated Agile Management platform, based on Microsoft Azure App Service, the site was launched across 17 markets in just 5 weeks. Watch the free webinar.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2015

Microsoft

Tintri VM level Quality of Service
sponsored by Tintri
WEBCAST: Most storage vendors force you to set quality of service (QoS) at the LUN or volume level, meaning dozens or hundreds of VMs in that LUN or volume get the same IOPS, not the performance they need. Watch this webcast to learn how to guarantee a VM level QoS.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2015

Tintri

Realize the Benefits of Storage Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book presents the basic facts on virtual storage, helping you to understand the technology and realize what it could do for your organization.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015

IBM

A guide to storage for desktop virtualisation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this special report we explain the fundamentals of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage, and how to specify storage for workload in a VDI environment.
Posted: 04 Jun 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Top Takeaways from Vmware VVOLs
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: In this e-guide, experts outline the five main lessons that can be taken away from the emergence of VVOLs.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

NexGen Storage

Vsphere Virtual Volumes
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Free analysis of 11 companies supplying arrays with VVOL. Need help deciding which VVOL-enabled array is best suited for your datacenter? Download this Taneja Group Market Landscape Report.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

NexGen Storage

Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Casio was able to migrate to Red Hat Storage Server, whereby a virtualized storage environment can be implemented using the internal disks of commodity servers.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

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

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
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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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