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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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Storage magazine June 2014: New Storage Features in VMware and Hyper-V
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Storage magazine's June issue looks at how hypervisor vendors are adding new storage features, examines storage performance bottlenecks and shows how HDFS can help with big data.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Evaluate Your Options for Virtualization-Aware Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: Find out how virtualization and storage technology can work together for better performance, scalability and disaster recovery.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

Dell, Inc.

Explore the Enterprise Storage Vendor Landscape
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the offerings of 8 top vendors in the disc-based and hybrid storage array market. It describes how each compares based on a variety of criteria including value, support, and performance capabilities.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Dell and VMware

Four Benefits of a Unified Approach to Storage
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of moving to a unified storage approach as opposed to a diverse "silo-ed" approach. Unified storage is simpler to manage, cuts down on necessary hardware, and offers a number of other benefits.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

CommVault

Pharmaceutical Company Meets RTOs, RPOs and Regulatory Requirements with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study involving pharmaceutical giant JGL and how they overcame their VM backup and replication challenges by implementing Veeam software.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Veeam Software

SEGA Europe Ltd. Wins Control of VM Backup and Management with Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study to learn how video game giant Sega overcame their storage challenges by implementing Veeam storage
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Veeam Software

Global Tea Company Chooses Veeam for VM Backup and Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how the second-largest manufacturure and distributor of tea solved their data protection challenges with Veeam Backup Management software.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Veeam Software

ESG IBM SVC with Real time compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst white paper, written by ESG, is an update to the existing ESG Lab Validation for SVC. It will focus on new SVC enhancements and software enhancements made to Real-time Compression.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

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: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

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: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report deciphers the business value of IBM Storwize and XIV disk storage systems after interviewing 10 organizations that had deployed either system.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 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: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Endpoint Backup & Restore: Protect Everyone, Everywhere
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Access now and watch Arek Sokol from the bleeding-edge IT team at Genentech/Roche explain how he leverages cross-platform enterprise endpoint backup in the public cloud as part of his company's global, "100% virtual" strategy.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Aug 2, 2013

Code42

Storage magazine: Special Oceania edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Local businesses share their storage management successes
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage magazine: Special Southeast Asia edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Expert Southeast Asian advice for evaluating cloud storage
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this fascinating video learn about how IBM is taking virtual storage to the next level by making it a platform for advanced services that work across brands of storage systems, and explore the 3 'killer applications' that have emerged.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Premiered: May 21, 2014

IBM

The Surprising Affordability of Today’s Cloud Archive
sponsored by Infrascale
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why cloud data archive is a more secure and reliable backup option over legacy tape solutions for MSPs.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Infrascale

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

Capabilities of leading RAID storage system may surprise you
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: SUSE needed a new storage infrastructure to accommodate over 80TB of data to host its core SUSE Linux Enterprise internal development environment. This case study illustrates how SUSE utilized one storage solution to address these issues and, in turn, reaped the many benefits.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Violin Flash Arrays for Maximum VDI Performance
sponsored by Citrix and Violin Memory
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that will help you ensure virtual desktop performance by sizing to meet peak demands.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Violin Memory

750 XenDesktop Users on Tegile Storage
sponsored by Citrix and Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an overview of a virtual desktop infrastructure solution and details the results of a study that put it to the test.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Citrix and Tegile

Best Practices for Architecting Storage in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the shortcomings of legacy storage platforms in relation to virtualized environments. It also highlights the benefits that converged storage can provide in such a situation.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Nimble Storage

Enhanced Data Protection for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, 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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