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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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Ricoh Americas Corporation client reference (VIDEO)
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Ricoh Americas Corporation implemented a virtualized storage environment which included IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM XIV Storage System and IBM System Storage DS8000, enabling seamless migration and more efficient storage management.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2012

IBM

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Download PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix, Free for 15 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: This free trial software download provides 15 days of use for PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer. This This solution provides fast performance and effortless scalability without the need for extra hardware or software.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 21 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating FlashSystem 840 storage into SAN Volume Controller environments. Aside from the contents of the technologies, this guide offers the business value, solution architecture, usage scenarios, and much more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IBM

IDC Europe: The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive report deciphers the business value of IBM Storwize and XIV disk storage systems after interviewing 10 organizations that had deployed either system.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Running a Major U.S. County on IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: One of the largest counties in the eastern United States realized that it was buying too much capacity for IOPS and sought a high performing, cost-efficient, easy-to-manage storage system. Read on with this case study to discover the next steps the county took to obtain the space to store and protect all of its citizen data.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Eight Features Today's Datacenters Need from Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper discusses 8 critical capabilities that today's data centers need from storage and should be reviewed while comparing offerings.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Nimble Storage

The Right Platform for Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about software-defined storage and its development as a promising enterprise storage solution.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

IBM

IBM Storwize V5000 Disk System Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about how IBM's storage solution can help you set up your data center for the next wave of virtualized infrastructure.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Download PHD Virtual Backup for VMware, Free for 15 days
sponsored by PHD Virtual
SOFTWARE DEMO: This free trial provides PHD Virtual Backup and Replication, an easy to use, flexible and affordable offsite backup and archiving solution.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

5 Steps for Improving Virtual Backup & Data Recovery in Large Enterprises
sponsored by PHD Virtual
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores both the benefits that virtualization brings to the backup and recovery space as well as the benefits, advantages and features that backup and recovery can bring to a large virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

PHD Virtual

The Road to Better Storage: Keep Up with Data Growth
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a comprehensive approach to meeting today's demanding storage needs. Discover how this innovative solution can give you the right combination of more and less to meet the needs of data and storage growth – while minimizing budgets and resources.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

IBM

Storage Virtualization: What to know before getting started
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom presents a cost/benefit analysis of storage virtualization to help companies determine whether it will deliver the results they expect.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

How IBM Tivoli Storage Systems Save IBM Money
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video shows how IBM harnessed its own storage manager solution to address data compression, data deduplication, and storage virtualization to help better manage data growth.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Essential Guide: Best Practices for Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by CDW and IBM
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss the top 5 tips and best practices for getting around these obstacles and effectively managing data in a virtual server environment.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

IBM Smarter Storage, an integral part of IBM Smarter Computing
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide gives information on a strategic approach to storage that allows for greater storage capabilities and greater efficiency over traditional approaches to storage. It also talks about the benefits of storage virtualization.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

Webcast: Defining software-defined storage
sponsored by HP and Intel
VIDEO: This brief video provides an in-depth look at one vendor's software-defined storage solution that is innovating daily – most recently allowing centralized backup without the cost or complexity of a dedicated hardware appliance in your remote sites.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 20 Mar 2014

HP and Intel

Managing storage for virtual environments: A complete guide
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: When it comes to managing storage for virtual servers, storage admins face capacity and bottleneck issues. This guide provides deeper insight into tips and best practices that can help you work around these challenges and operate a more efficient virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Mobile, Secure AND Cost-Efficient Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes over the benefits of desktop virtualization to keep up with the demands of the modern mobilized environment that requires anywhere, anytime, any-device computing.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

Internal Storage for a Virtualized Server
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet presents a solution that offers the ability to use internal storage within your environment by creating a virtual array within your application server and scaling as storage needs evolve.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel

A storage approach built for SMBs on a budget
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will gain insight into an entry level disk storage system designed with sophisticated capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

IBM

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

IBM

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

The Essentials of Modern Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the benefits of a modern data protection solution. This solution provides a single, modern platform that can efficiently capture, move, retain, fund and recover data from any storage tier. This solution also delivers improved recovery times, reduced costs, improved operations and consolidated budget line items.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell Equallogic ISCSI SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this paper to learn how Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs can help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

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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