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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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Do More With Less: The Last Storage Architecture You Will Ever Need
sponsored by Insight and HP
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores a single storage architecture that delivers primary storage platforms for midrange, Tier-1 enterprise, and optimized all-flash arrays.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Insight and HP

Dell Storage: Efficiency, Flexibility and Reliability With a Fluid Data Architecture
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WHITE PAPER: This storage solutions brochure explores a modern storage architecture designed to deliver a new level of efficiency and flexibility your business demands. Learn how Dell fluid data architecture offers a path away from legacy storage toward the dynamic data center of tomorrow.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jan 2013

Insight and Dell

IBM System Storage Interactive Product Guide
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WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive guide provides key considerations for choosing the right IBM storage solution for your highly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent IT environment.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Insight and IBM

HP Storage Unveils the Next Era of IT
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WEBCAST: This short webcast unveils the next era of IT in HP storage.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 11, 2013

Insight and HP

Is Your Data Protection Solution Ready for the Next Era of IT?
sponsored by Insight and HP
VIDEO: Legacy storage silos and the disconnect between traditional 'classes' of storage on legacy architectures is a major contributor to cost and complexity. It is time for storage to evolve for the next era to face growing demands. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 11 Oct 2013

Insight and HP

Optimize Your Cloud Journey with Dell Storage
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how Dell helps optimize your cloud journey by providing innovative, intelligent, integrated solutions. Find out how Dell's portfolio of storage, server and networking products, and extensive virtualization expertise and services capabilities can help you efficiently evolve to private cloud computing.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2012

Insight and Dell

Accelerate Your VMware Journey with Dell Storage
sponsored by Insight and Dell
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to gain insight into an end-to-end portfolio of enterprise storage solutions that lay the foundation for the next-gen highly virtualized data center. Find out how these storage platforms can help you gain more value from your virtualized infrastructure, accelerating your journey to the fully virtualized data center.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Insight and Dell

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized and Flash Optimized
sponsored by Insight and IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, you will learn how IBM's Storwize family of storage offerings is changing the game by delivering a robust enterprise-grade virtualization platform that is efficient, cost effective, and optimized. Find out how IBM Storwize family of solutions can help IT organizations be more efficient by doing more with fewer resources.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Insight and IBM

Efficient Storage Consolidation with Dell Compellent
sponsored by Insight and Dell
WHITE PAPER: Access this short white paper to gain deeper insight into how the Dell Compellent unified and file storage arrays address many the storage consolidation requirements – delivering enterprise-class performance, efficiency and scalability in consolidated storage environments.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

Insight and Dell

Storage Optimization and Efficiency: Advanced Degree University
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive university discusses drills down into the tools and techniques that characterize four key areas of storage efficiency: systems optimization, storage virtualization, SSD, and tiered storage.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

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.

Expert Overview: Storage Choices for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the storage factors organizations need to consider when moving to a virtualized infrastructure and offers expert tips for avoiding resource contention and other types of issues and ensuring maximum performance.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Storage User Demand Study: Many Uses of Internal Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores this new generation of virtual storage and examines the current state of this emerging technology. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC Corporation
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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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