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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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Virtualization for Newbies
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a look at the origins of virtualization and how some of the historical development has spurred on today's virtualization. Gain insight on different types of virtualization that are being utilized in the marketplace today and a listing of some of the leading vendors.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

Global Knowledge

Configuring Windows Server 2012 for iSCSI SAN Boot with EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates Dell best practices for implementing iSCSI boot from SAN with Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and the 12th generation (12G) PowerEdge servers running Windows Server 2012.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Best Practices for Windows Server 2012 and SAN Integration
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and introduces best practice guidelines when integrating Windows Server 2012 with the Dell Compellent Storage Center.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

VM Storage: Dos and Don’ts
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines server virtualization through a storage lens and outlines tools and techniques you can leverage to maximize performance.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

SearchStorage.com

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Magazine: September
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the September 2013 issue of Storage magazine, our experts share tips for choosing a VM backup app in today's market, reveal the results of our eighth Quality Awards for midrange arrays and much more!
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

SearchStorage.com

Hitachi High-Performance Storage Reins in File-Based Data and Application Growth
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Check out this informative resource to explore a NAS storage solution to handle the massive and growing amount of file-based data in today's environments. Read on to learn how this technology can help you improve storage efficiencies, optimize virtual server environments, provide high performance and scalability and much more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Virtualizing Business Critical Apps. Clearing the Performance Hurdle
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, the root cause behind the unacceptable behavior is considered and a practical, proven solution is offered.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Software-Defined Storage: Concept, Benefits, and Key Players
sponsored by CloudByte
EGUIDE: This e-guide explores the concept and key characteristics of software-defined storage and points out the cost and scalability benefits it can provide, particularly in virtual infrastructures.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

CloudByte

Deploying and Optimizing SQL Server for Virtual Machines
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain deeper insight into the four critical resource areas that impact database performance and reliability in a virtual machine.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

HP Client Virtualization at Citrix Synergy LA
sponsored by Citrix and HP
VIDEO: Watch this video for highlights from Citrix Synergy 2013 to learn about several key HP product updates.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

Citrix and HP

Storage Virtualization: An Insider's Guide
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces storage virtualization and surveys the challenges that it can help to solve in the critical areas of engineering, operational and financial efficiency.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

DataCore Software Corporation

Get the facts: Sharefile Enterprise Datasheet
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want to share, store, sync and secure data on any device at any time? Learn about the features of an enterprise-grade file sharing platform in this white paper.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

ShareFile Enterprise Overview
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Workshifting and BYOD trends are adding new challenges for IT who already struggle with protecting intellectual property and observing compliance regulations. This white paper explains how to use enterprise-grade file sharing technology to regain control over sensitive corporate while meeting mobility and collaboration needs of end users.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Secure Enterprise File Sharing
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: IT organizations today face an urgent need to get control over file sync and sharing in the enterprise. This short video discusses considerations for secure enterprise file sharing, including recommendations on how to securely and easily share files, access them from anywhere and sync them across devices.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Storage for Virtual Desktops: Storage Hardware for VDI
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Check out this e-guide, featuring storage expert Brien Posey, to gain deeper insight on choosing the right VDI storage solutions for your organization.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Vmware Data Protection VS. Third Party Tools
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This eGuide drills down into the latest VM backup and recovery research and reports on the key findings. Discover how your peers are addressing this critical issue and learn how VMware data protection options compare to third-party backup tools.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Expert Steps for Meeting VM Storage and Backup Requirements
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines how storage fits into the virtualization equation and points out the unique challenges associated with backing up virtual machines.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Enterprise search: Getting a handle on big data sprawl
sponsored by VirtualWorks Group
EGUIDE: Though big data sprawl can be overwhelming, the modern business must think about data warehouse strategies in new ways. Experts discuss data warehouse strategies in this e-guide.
Posted: 07 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Aug 2013

VirtualWorks Group

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

Time for Converged Infrastructure? - Executives Discuss The Operational and Strategic Opportunities
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Managing corporate information technology infrastructure has long centered on the challenge of getting the pieces – servers, storage, networks, - to work together. This white paper explores why IT organizations should adopt converged infrastructure and its benefits.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Next-generation unfied storage, optimized for virtualized applications
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The EMC VNX family delivers industry-leading innovation and enterprise capabilities for file, block, and object storage in a scalable, easy-to-use solution.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

VNXe 3150: Winning Storage Simplicity
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With the continuing rapid growth of information in your IT infrastructures, there is a need for shared storage. Find out if EMC's solution – offering simplicity, efficiency, and affordability – is right for your organization.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 May 2012

EMC Corporation

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VNX Storage
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this two-page paper, discover a data strategy designed for organizations with VNX storage and explore the top five reasons VNX users deploy this strategy in their IT environment.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

EMC
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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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