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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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Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Protect Data in VMware-Based Environments with IBM Tivoli Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource examines the challenges of traditional backup and storage approaches in virtual environments, and introduces a unified platform that enables your organization to meet these challenges and effectively store, analyze, manage, and protect data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Case Study: Solutions to Power a City on the Rise
sponsored by Insight
CASE STUDY: The city of Avondale, Ariz., needed to address an aging infrastructure that was using 96% to 98% of its available power. Learn how NetApp FlexPod helped the city improve performance.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Jun 2012

Insight

Storage Management Software Overview, Expert Videos, and Support for Windows Server
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This demonstration menu for IBM Storage Manager includes an overview, expert videos, product demonstrations, and additional resources. See how IBM storage management software quickly recovers Microsoft® Windows® server data.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 30 Oct 2013

IBM

Data Protection Software for Unified Recovery
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to discover a family of highly scalable data protection software for unified recovery that provides storage and backup administrators with a simplified, alternative method for procuring and deploying throughout the infrastructure the data protection and recovery solutions that meet the needs for their particular environment.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Flight Options Case Study Video
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this brief video, you will discover how the second largest fractional aircraft provider in the world deployed a flash-optimized storage strategy in order to gain efficiency, ease of use, premier support and superior compatibility with VMware.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2012

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: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

IDC: Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualised, and Flash Optimised
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn how advanced software defined storage capabilities that are easy to deploy help deliver a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective and optimized. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper details NetApp's ground breaking storage platform designed to provide resiliency, availability, serviceability, and manageability.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video examines three critical applications that have become possible and practical thanks to storage virtualization. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Premiered: 07 Nov 2013

IBM

FlexPod Express - The Cure for Server Sprawl
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Small and medium-sized businesses everywhere are reporting symptoms of "server sprawl." This epidemic is characterized by an overabundance of underutilized servers and storage systems, often caused by running one application per server to protect against potential machine crashes. Read on to learn about a solution that can help.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

NetApp

Optimize Virtualization Deployments with Virtualized Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a solution brief for Dell EqualLogic virtualized storage and VMware vSphere 5.X as an effective way to optimize virtualization deployments.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Commonwealth Legal
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: This one page white paper outlines how a legal services provider deployed a dual-controller storage system designed for disaster recovery hosted applications on VMware that leverages deduplication for optimal storage efficiency and cost savings.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Evergreen Films
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: Discover how an award winning production company deployed NetApp tiered storage used as a mobile "flight case" to help process on-set dailies.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

Touro Infirmary
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will discover how a healthcare provider, based in New Orleans, deployed a unified storage solution for efficiency and data management at scale. Find out how this technology enabled the healthcare provider to reduce risk, integrate application support and business continuity.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetApp

Cirrity
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, you will discover how an independent, channel-focused cloud services provider was able to capture more market share using a state-of-the-art data center platform that integrates components into single, flexible architecture, increasing efficiencies, and reducing costs.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

NetApp

Linxdatacenter
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this brief resource, you will discover how an international carrier-neutral data center and LinxCloud solutions provider deployed a solution portfolio that combines NetApp storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, and Cisco Nexus fabric into a single, flexible architecture to create a reliable cloud platform.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

NetApp

Global Design Services
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this one page resource, you will discover how a brand-name global design services company deployed an innovative storage solution to replace inefficient backup and disaster recovery systems, which consumed 95 percent of system CPU and storage availability.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

NetApp

Ogden City
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: In this short white paper, you will discover how an outdoor recreation mecca deployed a NetApp platform with flash technology to increase application response time in virtual desktops and alleviate back-end backups impacting application performance.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

NetApp

Corin Group
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: In this one page case study, discover how a leader in orthopedic innovation deployed an innovative SAN storage solution to enable the virtualization of their IT environment internationally.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

NetApp

Maximize the benefits of virtualization for greater ROI
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast looks at how companies can utilize virtual machine imaging to simplify IT processes, reduce their storage footprint, and speed problem resolution.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2013

IBM

King County
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will discover how a county government located in Puget Sound built a shared infrastructure on an innovative storage platform to migrate departments to a standard, virtualized environment that is more cost effective, secure, and reliable. Find out how they were able to improve and enhance service delivery to citizens.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

NetApp

VSPEX Proven Infrastructure for Virtualized Exchange 2013
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a proven infrastructure that consolidates and virtualizes your Exchange environment while addressing user SLAs, lowering costs and simplifying overall management. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC

Solution Impact Analysis: SMBs Leverage EMC VSPEX for Rapid ROI
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores how three different organizations transformed their environments with a simple, efficient and flexible virtualization solution. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC

Continuous, Frequent, and Scheduled Policies for Protecting Data
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This short illustrated demonstration shows how an IBM Storage Manager solution offers a combination of continuous, frequent and scheduled policies for protecting data, based on the needs of the application – while supporting the immediate and granular recovery of any data asset.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 30, 2013

IBM
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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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