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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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Maximize Primary Storage ROI & Data Protection
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper that highlights a secure archive system that protects data whether it's stored for days or decades. Learn how you can apply storage optimization principles to better match storage to data's performance, capacity, and connectivity needs without worrying about data loss.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Imation Corp.

The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about a comprehensive set of cloud computing products allowing businesses and service providers to provide IT as a service.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions for EMC VSPEX with VMware View 5.1.2 for 500 Desktops
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document evaluates the scalability of a VMware View 5.1.2 environment, utilizing View Linked Clones, on managed Cisco UCS C-Series C220 M3 Rack-Mount Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX5300 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

British Airways Chooses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Improve IT Systems to Build Internal Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that British Airways, a global airline and market leader in the travel industry, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on its infrastructure. Through this Red Hat technology, British Airways is benefiting from a highly available and scalable IT architecture.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Deploying High-performing SQL Server OLTP Database on PowerEdge R730xd by Using Windows Storage Spaces
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper discusses performance improvements of SQL Server 2014 on Dell PowerEdge R730xd with Windows tiered storage spaces.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Cisco UCS Mini: Edge-Scale Computing with Enterprise Capabilities
sponsored by Zones, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Cisco UCS Mini, which delivers servers, storage, and 10GbE networking in an easy-to-deploy, compact form factor, specially optimized for branch and remote offices and smaller IT environments.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Zones, Inc.

Storage Magazine October 2014: Good news for VM backup
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the October 2014 issue of Storage magazine, our experts examine today's top VM backup apps, and look at how legacy backup apps have evolved to meet the challenges. Other articles in this issue look at VDI storage tips, NAS purchasing trends, the benefits of software-based replication and more!
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

SearchStorage.com

A Better Way to Deliver Optimized Mission-Critical Workloads
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the primary benefits of investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives for today's data centers.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A Closer Look at Application-Aware Storage and Vmware's Vvols
sponsored by Tintri
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, examine what application-aware storage can do. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of application aware storage solutions and how performance compares to other options.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Tintri

Accelerate Your Transition to a Unified Computing Architecture
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a way to unify network, computing, solid state storage, and virtualization resources into a single, preintegrated platform that provides a foundation for virtualization and performance optimization efforts.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

A New Storage and Data Replication Solution to Assist Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Fujitsu and NetApp
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to discover how Randstad was able to implement a solution which allowed for virtualization of existing storage, an increase in the available capacity of the storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fujitsu and NetApp

A Better Way to Deliver the Flexible Performance Needed for Modern Datacenter Workloads
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about a 2-socket 2U rack server that can provide up to two GPUs and deliver the flexible performance needed for datacenter workloads such as cloud, virtualization and HPC. View now to learn more about this scalable, cost-effective approach.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 07 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

ASEAN Storage Magazine E-Zine October 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: How data protection laws in the Asean region affect cloud5 storage.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

SearchStorage.com

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: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Intuit Leverages Red Hat Storage for Always-Available and Massively Scaleable Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Intuit was able to leverage a fast, reliable, and cost-effective storage solution for one of their Software-as-a-Service suites. This solution delivered high availability necessary to replicate data between two data centers at a cost far lower than proprietary storage systems and the scalability to keep up.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Red Hat

The Only Open, Software-defined Storage Solution
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video explores the benefits of the only open, software-defined storage solution. View now to learn how you can harness the power of software-defined storage on your choice of hardware and on your existing infrastructure. It's time to remove the physical limitations that come with traditional proprietary options. Learn more today.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 10 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Deploy Virtual Desktops in a Fraction of the Time with XtremIO
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how one medical device company was able to deploy virtual desktops in a fraction of the time it used to take, improving the end user experience and storage performance.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

EMC Corporation

Bringing Infinite Scalability to Lustre (Podcast)
sponsored by Intel
PODCAST: This podcast explores an approach that delivers seamless tiered data management with the Lustre platform architecture. Access it now to learn about new Lustre features that allow for virtually limitless scalability and deliver simplified system management and reduced overall cost of storage.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Sep 12, 2014

Intel

Focus on: Red Hat Storage big data
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about an approach that allows you to rapidly develop applications, integrate data sources, and process large volumes of business critical data on a secure, flexible, and elastic infrastructure that spans physical, virtual, and cloud platforms.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 12 Sep 2014

Red Hat

While Others Claim to Be, Red Hat Storage is Truly Open
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about truly open software-defined storage. You'll get the facts on how this open source software delivers operational and storage system cost savings while improving storage performance and future-proofing your data center for whatever is next.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Staying agile with Big Data
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: his white paper explores a new server solution that unifies the storage environment with a platform that allows you to a leverage commodity, scale-out storage infrastructure with a virtualized environment that is ready for OpenStack. Read on to learn how this approach will allow you to manage the explosion of data and remain agile and flexible.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Maxta Thought Leadership Brief - State of the Software-defined Storage Market 2014
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the current state of the SDS market and get the facts on what software-defined storage is and what it can do for you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Maxta

Software-defined Storage: Simplify Storage Management and Protect Investments
sponsored by ShiftF7
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief paper that includes 4 user success stories for deploying software-defined storage. Learn how application performance and recovery objectives have improved with this data storage technology.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

ShiftF7

Tips and Tricks to Make VMware Storage More Efficient
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: Configuring storage for VMware places new demands on the existing storage environment. Our experts describe how to get the most out of any VMware storage implementation.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

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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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