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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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All Flash Storage - Separating Fact from Fiction
sponsored by X-IO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the truth about flash, and dispels misinformation. Read on to learn about cost differences between all-flash and hybrid flash, consumer vs. enterprise grade flash, all-flash power and cooling, and more.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

X-IO

All-flash Plus Software-defined Storage for Better Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide details a new storage platform that combines all-flash technology with software-defined storage for maximum efficiency. Read on to find out how this platform can help you use fewer resources and spend less time managing storage.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IBM Spectrum Accelerate Demo Video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video shows how using a software-defined storage platform can improve storage efficiency without draining resources. Tune in to learn how you can leverage existing data center resources to move data across the entire data environment.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Premiered: 04 Sep 2015

IBM

SEA-TAC Airport Enterprise Storage Strategy Fosters Sustainability
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: This case study demonstrates how the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport developed a plan to deploy a centralized security management system. Read on here to deliver enterprise-class video surveillance IT infrastructure in a simple-to-deploy and scale-out appliance model.
Posted: 04 Sep 2015 | Published: 04 Sep 2015

Pivot3

Extending the Power of Virtualization to Storage
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of the software-defined data center and gives advice for implementing one in your organization.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

VMware, Inc.

Mimecast Intelligent Data Migration
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to effectively migrate your data to the cloud. Read on to learn how this migration service can safely move your email archive to the cloud quickly and easily, while keeping all data protected.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

Mimecast

What Should Users Be Looking For From an SDS Provider
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This brief resource outlines the top 6 characteristics of an effective software-defined storage provider. Read on so that you can make the best decision for your business's storage system.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

IBM

Everything You Need To Know About Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure This Year
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide details the uses cases, benefits, and drawbacks of both converged and hyper-converged infrastructure. Read on to learn about what's ahead this year for the technologies, and how it could impact your organization.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015

StarWind Software Inc.

Key Reasons to Use Software-defined Storage and How to Get Started
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines key reasons to use software-defined storage and how you can get started. Read on to learn about how to balance software-defined storage options in terms of operational needs, vendor attributes, and more.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Do You Really Know What "Software Defined" Means?
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This e-guide describes some of the most important software-defined technologies that are taking over the IT world and gives insight into exactly what they can do for your organization.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

VMware

Driving Performance in VMware Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how using an all-flash array in VMware environments can improve performance, particularly for vital mission-critical applications. Read on to learn how the all-flash array compared to a traditional HDD system.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Virtualization Designed with the SMB in Mind
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a virtualization platform designed with the specific needs of SMBs in mind.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

StarWind Software Inc.

Building Easy-to-Manage, Efficient Shared Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses what it takes to build an efficient, up-to-date virtual environment and corresponding storage infrastructure.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Looking At the Expanding Hyper-Converged Market
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide can help you make sense of the expanding hyper-converged market with the help of storage analyst Mark Bowker. Read on to learn about how VMware's EVO: RAIL initiative will spark greater innovation through disruptive hyper-converged startups.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

VMware

Investing Strategically in All Flash Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the broader, positive impact that SSD and, more specifically the all flash storage array, will have on enterprise IT. Read on to discover the business and IT metrics needed for an evaluation of this new storage platform.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

NetApp

Analysis of FlashSystem with VMmark 2.5 Benchmark
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details how an all-flash array can be the answer to virtual machine storage challenges. Read on to learn how an all-flash array was able to provide bandwidth to high throughput applications and lower latencies, as well as how all-flash compared to hard disk drive performance.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Is OpenStack Infrastructure Right for Your Organization?
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide can help you decide if OpenStack can help your organization on its journey to modernization, or if your infrastructure is better suited to something else. Read on to make sure you make the right decision for your data center's storage efficiency.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015


How to Find Cost-Effective Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Fortunately, this lab validation report outlines the features of one storage system to help you make the decision process easier. Read on for a closer look at its hardware, as well as how it can lower total cost of ownership
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

HOW CONVERGED AND HYPER-CONVERGED LANDSCAPES DIFFER
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide compares converged and hyper converged infrastructure, and outlines what they mean for storage. Read on to learn about the pros and cons to each type of system.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 14 Aug 2015

VMware

Comparing Software-defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Systems
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This expert eGuide outlines what differentiates software-defined storage and hyper-converged systems. Read on for an in-depth comparison to help make your purchase decision easier.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

VMware

What To Look For in a Hyper-Converged System
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide breaks down 7 crucial criteria that should be given attention when evaluating hyper-converged systems. Read on to make your decision process easier.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

VMware

Defining Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
EGUIDE: This expert eGuide featuring storage guru Jon Toigo separates the hype from the facts regarding hyper- converged infrastructure. Read on to learn about the three different categories of hyper-converged infrastructure products and in what situations you should use each type.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

VMware

Three Ways to Use Storage Virtualization To Cost-Effectively Manage Data Growth
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights three top ways storage virtualization can help you cost-efficiently tackle some of your toughest data growth challenges.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Top Five Things to Look for in Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the five things any good software-defined storage product will include.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

A Guide to Improving Disaster Recovery
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to make your disaster recovery as effective possible by implementing storage virtualization.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

IBM
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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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