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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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Virtualized Storage: Top Use Cases and Essential Attributes
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this short video to learn how a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany implemented a virtualized storage architecture into its existing infrastructure to increase capacity, performance and scalability without increasing costs.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 24, 2013

IBM

Unified Storage: Capacity Optimization Features andVirtualization Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this short video to learn how the largest Canadian-based provider of human resources consulting and outsourcing services upgraded and modernized its storage infrastructure using virtualized software defined storage systems designed to consolidate workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 23, 2013

IBM

Integrated Infrastructure Solution for Virtual Computing
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details Cisco and NetApp collaborating to innovate an approach to address both the organizational and technical resistance to a new IT model and simplify the evolution to shared, virtualized, and cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

NetApp

Smarter approach to library endpoints
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will learn how San Diego State University library improved client systems' performance, while reducing IT administration time, using VDI on zero clients.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc.

Virtualizing Storage: Benefits and Architectural Options
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: View this video to learn how Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM's storage system family, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Feb 9, 2012

IBM

Storage hypervisors: Virtual storage made simple
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper showcases an innovative technology that is both a storage virtualization platform and a storage management solution designed to enable IT storage managers to easily migrate to an agile, cloud-based storage environment – and then manage it effectively.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Danbury Public Schools triples efficiency with Dell cloud client computing
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will discover how a Western Connecticut school district deployed state-of-the-art cost-effective thin clients designed to easily integrate into any virtualized or web-based infrastructure, while meeting the budget and performance requirements for any application.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Dell, Inc.

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Solution Brief: Optimizing Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic unified storage and VMware Horizon View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper explores an approach designed to deliver significant benefits for VDI implementations. Find out you can ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Solution Brief: Enabling Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Success: Dell EqualLogic Storage with Citrix XenDesktop
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to ensure your VDI infrastructure is ready to deal with increased I/O demands.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Taneja Group: Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110 Hybrid Blade Arrays: The Storage Foundation for a converged VDI solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a solution to virtualized desktop issues often caused by antiquated storage infrastructure and methods.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Best Practices when implementing VMware vSphere in a Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper details a set of best practices for configuring a virtual environment.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Retailer stays number one with enhanced IT support
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This informative paper explores how one organization easily and affordably implemented these modern technologies to keep up in today's fast-paced and virtualized landscape. Read on to learn about the benefits they now enjoy.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

Simplifying virtual desktop deployments with EqualLogic PS-M4110 blade storage arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This short solution brief showcases innovative blade storage arrays that enable a fully virtualized architecture that integrates storage, servers and networking within one blade chassis.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Plaxo, a Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Discovers the Value of FlashSoft™ Server-Side Caching
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
CASE STUDY: In this short case study, you will discover how Ethan Erchinger, VP of operations and solutions architect at Plaxo, deployed solid state devices and flash server side caching software in his servers to mitigate performance issues when virtualizing.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

SanDisk Corporation

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx-Enabled Next-Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified storage solution that utilizes flash-based technologies to achieve higher performance, greater efficiency, enhanced metrics and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Data Deduplication: Expert FAQ and Market Overview
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the current state of data deduplication, the reasons some organizations are resistant to it, and the upcoming developments you can expect to see. Find out what types of data dedupe are the best and how virtualization fits into the equation.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Make the Smart Storage Decision for your Business
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details innovative, affordable, easy-to-use, scalable storage systems for small and midsized businesses that offer IT efficiency, business agility, and simplified management to enterprise data centers.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

NetApp

EMC VSPEX End User Computing
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: These days, IT departments are being asked to manage more and more devices with no loss of speed or efficiency. This short whitepaper offers solutions for virtual desktop management from a central device reducing operating time and costs and increasing productivity.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow

Ten Smart Things to Know about Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper outlines the top ten smart things to know about storage and how it could affect your business.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Top Reasons Why Customers Virtualize Their Desktops with VSPEX Proven Infrastructures
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper today to learn the top reasons why so many customers virtualize their desktops with VSPEX proven infrastructures. Also, discover how to transform your end-user computing environment with simple, efficient, and flexible virtualization solutions.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

EMC & Arrow

EMC VSPEX For Virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with VMware vSphere
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the capabilities of an infrastructure that is optimized for virtualizing business-critical applications. This enables the ability to design and implement the virtual resources necessary to deploy SQL Server. Read on to learn how to do this effortlessly, with the right !
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

AppAssure 5 The next generation of backup, replication and recovery software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: IT environments are increasingly complex and need to have fast, reliable backup and recovery in one unified solution. Access this paper today to learn how to go beyond backup by establishing a new, highly automated standard for data protection.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell Software

Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to evaluate virtual backup software to end the arguing between virtual and backup admins. Read on to consider a solution to back up your virtual infrastructure, understand what's new in the virtual backup market, and determine which products are most appropriate for particular use-cases and scenarios.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Dell Software

Storage Virtualisation: Key Facts and Findings
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents a recent study indicating over half of today's companies that have virtualized a portion of their storage. Discover storage virtualization key facts and findings, which implementation methods your peers used and whether this technology has fulfilled its promise to improve efficiency, performance, and systems management.
Posted: 02 Oct 2013 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

Dell, 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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