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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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Unified Software: Defined Storage for OpenStack Datasheet
sponsored by Nexenta
DATA SHEET: This resource highlights a leading vendor in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) whose easy-to-use, low-cost solutions are designed to enable enterprises to create optimized storage clusters for open, agile, and secure OpenStack environments that scale quickly and easily.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Nexenta

Virtual SAN Storage Policy-Based Management: This Changes Everything!
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a radically simple storage approach for virtualized environments that delivers agility while remaining cost effective. Read on to learn what this policy-driven, self-tuning storage solution can do for you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

The Total Economic Impact of a Nexenta-Based Storage Solution
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the result of that study, providing a framework with which IT personnel and business-decision makers can evaluate the potential financial impact of this software-defined storage option may have on their organization.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Nexenta

The New Five 9s: Achieving Big Iron Storage Availability with Commodity Storage Hardware
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper from ESG takes a look at software-defined storage (SDS) in the enterprise and how it can help organizations achieve "five 9s" (99.999%) availability.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Managed Software-Defined Storage by ServerCentral and Nexenta
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: After evaluating a number of software-defined storage options, ServerCentral finally found a system that could adapt to dynamic storage demands without the need to re-architect their storage infrastructure. Find out more about this system inside.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by VMware
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

VMware

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


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

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution, 2014–2015
sponsored by Dell Software
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 Software

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.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper 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®

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

Overcoming 3rd Platform Challenges with Next-Gen Servers
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®

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

Focus On Big Data Storage for Business Success
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

Technical Case Study: National Ignition Facility (NIF) Private Cloud with Oracle VMs
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: To make the most of its data center space, NIF has virtualized its Linux-based application servers using Oracle VM Server, with 800 Linux virtual machines connecting to the storage system over a 10GbE network running the NFS protocol.Download this report today!
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 14 Jan 2014

NetApp

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

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

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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