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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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Red Hat Storage Server
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive data sheet covers a highly available storage solution that is equipped to handle unstructured data.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2014

Red Hat

Converged Virtualization Comparison Guide
sponsored by NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of converged infrastructure platforms and how to choose one.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems

Web-Scale Infrastructure for All Companies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how SMBs can now use web-scale infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc.

Effective Scalability for Virtual Environment Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable white paper looks at a converged appliance that integrates web-scale software and proven storage methods for virtualized environments that will consolidate compute and storage into a single appliance and enable application and virtualization teams to quickly and simply deploy new workloads.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.

Data Protection and Reliability in Virtual Environment Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores a web-scale converged appliance that integrates web-scale software with Dell's proven storage and x86 server platform to provide enterprise-class features for virtualized environments.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Converged, Web-Scale Storage to Meet Your Storage Needs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Continue on to this brief video to learn about a web-scale converged appliance that will consolidate compute and storage into one place to solve your storage concerns.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 11 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Webcast: Into the Brave New World
sponsored by Commvault
WEBCAST: Experts weigh in on the growth of the software-defined data center.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Dec 23, 2014

Commvault

Storage for Virtualized Environments That's Quick & Efficient
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a web-scale converged appliance that integrates web-scale software and Dell storage and x86 server platform for an enterprise-class virtualized environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.

Northern Arizona University Case Study
sponsored by Nexenta
CASE STUDY: University IT departments face multiple challenges – thousands of users, tons of devices, and multiple locations. This case study describes Nothertn Arizona University's (NAU) IT problems and the steps they took to solve them.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Nexenta

Adopting Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: IT departments are looking for new solutions to enable high-performance teams to quickly deploy VMs across various platforms without having to know details of the infrastructure. Read this white paper to gain this capability and boost productivity.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Commvault

Evaluating and Selecting a Data Protection Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: With all the challenges that come with virtualisation, it's important for IT professionals to pick the right data protection solution for virtualised environments. This e-guide provides key questions IT decision makers should be ready to ask when making a selection.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Commvault

Allocate virtual desktop hardware resources with proper benchmarking
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Webinar: Hyperconverged Infrastructure -Software Based Flexibility vs. Appliance Based Solutions
sponsored by Maxta
WEBCAST: This webinar will detail everything you need to know about hyperconvergence.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Premiered: Dec 16, 2014

Maxta

The Clipper Group: IBM zEnterprise is Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Seamlessly running virtual desktop services, and applications from mobile devices requires a strong infrastructure. This in-depth white paper details IBM's mainframe, which provides enterprise-class cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

IBM

Adaptive Flash Platform Interactive Model
sponsored by Nimble Storage
SOFTWARE DEMO: Explore interactive models featuring Nimble Storage's Adaptive Flash platform, the hardware features of CS-Series storage arrays, and an overview of the SmartStack joint reference architecture with Cisco UCS servers.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 19 Dec 2014

Nimble Storage

ESG Storage Solutions Brief Nimble Maintains its 'Status Grow'
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores how startup Nimble is making waves in the storage marketplace.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Nimble Storage

CIO Spotlight - Managing Costs and Risks in a Virtual Environment
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Download this important white paper now to uncover five crucial considerations for implementing a data management strategy that will enable you to adopt a fully built virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Commvault

Using SSDs to Reduce Storage Bottlenecks in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to use SSDs to prevent storage bottlenecks in virtualized environments.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

Commvault VM Archival and Retirement Video
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: This brief video details how to use the Virtual Machine archiving tool to eliminate VM sprawl problems.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014

Commvault

Maximize Data Center Performance With Optimized Memory and Storage Solutions
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the benefits of optimizing your storage with Micron's storage solutions.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Micron Technology

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

Storage Magazine: Cloud DR - Cloud's "Killer App"
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the January 2015 issue of Storage magazine, Eric Slack dissects the benefits – and must-know's – of cloud-based DR. Other features in this month's issue cover off on how to build a private cloud with OpenStack, the results of our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems and much more!
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

SearchStorage.com

Discover 6 Hot Technologies for 2015 and More with Storage Magazine
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Download this expert-produced magazine now to find out what's popular, what works, and where storage is going in the upcoming year.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

SearchStorage.com
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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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