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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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Calculating ROI For Storage Virtualization is Tricky
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Before deploying storage for virtual environments, IT professionals must be sure that the benefits of this technology justify the acquisition expenses. This tip discusses how to calculate your storage virtualization ROI and describes the results organizations can expect to see after deployment.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage Virtualization Factors to Consider
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: When implementing storage for virtual environments, IT shops have additional elements to consider depending on what they're hoping to achieve. This tip elaborates on these key factors and offers guidance to help you make the right decisions as you navigate the planning process.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

3 Reasons to Find Backup and Recovery Built for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

VMware

E-Guide: How Storage, Network and Server Technology Have Matured to Meet VDI
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how various technologies such as storage arrays, network capacities, and servers have all developed to help virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments scale and perform better without high costs.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Citrix

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

ESG: Optimizing Storage Infrastructures for Better Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESP Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thing provisioning, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

SDN and Cloud Computing
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews SDN and briefly touches on NFV. Read on to look at the three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper, which introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and summarizes why you should care and how to prepare for the coming changes.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM Storwize family for Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast describes a storage system designed for software-defined environments that both complements and enhances virtual environments. Watch to learn about proven benefits, such as storage virtualization, real-time compression, easy tier, and more!
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jul 10, 2014

IBM

Storage E-zine July 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Storage magazine's June issue looks at how hypervisor vendors are adding new storage features, examines storage performance bottlenecks and shows how HDFS can help with big data.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 2014

SearchStorage.com

Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This fascinating brief discusses the need for more efficient, cost-effective storage and delves into one solution that accomplishes just that by converging virtualization and storage.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Red Hat Storage for Nearline Archiving
sponsored by Red Hat
BROCHURE: The following brochure introduces a storage server that addresses the challenges associated with rapid archive growth, highly distributed users and siloed storage pools. Read on to learn more about key features including elastic scalability, compatibility with industry standards, high availability, and more!
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2014

Red Hat

A Storage Server Solution
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: There is a storage server that lets enterprises eliminate their silos and unify their data, whether it be on-premise, virtualized, or in a public cloud infrastructure. Read on for even more benefits from this software-defined scale-out storage platform.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A Big Step Forward in Data Management: Red Hat Storage Server
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a deeper look at a storage server that is a revolutionary step forward in data management. Click to learn how it works and how it provides a better price for better performance.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

The Economics of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Software-based storage is part of a new era of agile storage. It makes it easier for businesses to deploy storage solutions in a cost- and resource-efficient manner. Read this white paper to learn about its benefits.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

HP Simply StoreIT Virtualization Solution ChalkTalk
sponsored by HP and Intel
WEBCAST: This program makes choosing the right storage products easy. Your storage solutions will become simple to manage, affordable, and reliable. Click to watch a short video that provides ways to make data storage simpler.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2014

HP and Intel

Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines storage obstacles that DBAs are dealing with today, and why workarounds that attempt to solve the problem only defer them and don't attack the root cause. View now to learn about Oracle's co-engineered combination of the database, OS, file system, and storage can conquer these database storage problems.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Storage magazine June 2014: New Storage Features in VMware and Hyper-V
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Storage magazine's June issue looks at how hypervisor vendors are adding new storage features, examines storage performance bottlenecks and shows how HDFS can help with big data.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the benefits and capabilities of two solutions built to handle increasing storage capacity demands.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Endpoint Backup & Restore: Protect Everyone, Everywhere
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Access now and watch Arek Sokol from the bleeding-edge IT team at Genentech/Roche explain how he leverages cross-platform enterprise endpoint backup in the public cloud as part of his company's global, "100% virtual" strategy.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Aug 2, 2013

Code42

Storage magazine: Special Oceania edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Local businesses share their storage management successes
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage magazine: Special Southeast Asia edition, June 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Expert Southeast Asian advice for evaluating cloud storage
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 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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