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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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Adaptive Flash Platform Interactive Model
sponsored by Nimble Storage
SOFTWARE DEMO: Download this complimentary demo now for an interactive look at a flash platform, its hardware features, and an overview of its reference architecture.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 19 Dec 2014

Nimble Storage

Citrix Validated Solution with Citrix, Cisco, and Nimble Storage
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper describes the detailed architecture and configuration of a Citrix Validated solution (CVS), offering up high-level design information that describes architecture the CVS is based on.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

Nimble Storage

ESG Storage Solutions Brief Nimble Maintains its 'Status Grow'
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores how startup Nimble is making waves in the storage marketplace.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Nimble Storage

Managing Data Costs and Risks in a Virtual Environment
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: Download this important white paper now to uncover five crucial considerations for implementing a data management strategy that will enable you to adopt a fully built virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

CommVault

Using SSDs to Reduce Storage Bottlenecks in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how to use SSDs to prevent storage bottlenecks in virtualized environments.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

VM Archival and Retirement Video
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VIDEO: This brief video details how to use the Virtual Machine archiving tool to eliminate VM sprawl problems.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2014

CommVault

IBM FlashSystem V840: The Nexus of Storage Services and Performance
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a high performance storage solution with storage services and its benefits.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Avnet

Discover 6 Hot Technologies for 2015 and More with Storage Magazine
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EZINE: Download this expert-produced magazine now to find out what's popular, what works, and where storage is going in the upcoming year.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

SearchStorage.com

All-Flash Storage: The Foundation for 3rd Platform Application Availability
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn about a vendor that provides flash-optimized systems that deliver flash performance and availability.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NetApp

Learn to Accelerate Storage for VMs with Flash
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: The zero-latency, high-performance capabilities of flash-based storage can tackle virtual machine performance issues. But flash comes at a premium, so use flash judiciously.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014


Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 considerations for planning your move to virtualization in order to avoid the most popular complications that occur during the process. You'll explore security and compliance concerns, the pros and cons of choosing virtual storage over traditional storage, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

IBM SmartCloud VSC Entry and IBM SmartCloud VSC for Storwize Family
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: This data sheet highlights a virtual storage center that provides the tools for creating a more agile, less complex storage environment, without replacing existing hardware.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution, 2014–2015
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading enterprise backup and recovery solutions, looking at the ability to deliver a holistic backup and recovery strategy within a virtualized environment.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Dell Software

Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores a software-defined storage solution that can help you reach your goal of Storage-as-a-Service.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2013

IBM

Flash Storage Hunger Games: Identifying the Winners
sponsored by NetApp and Trace3
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for important characteristics to consider when looking at flash storage vendors.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

NetApp and Trace3

Big Data: Addressing Costs, Performance, Capacity, and Management Complexity with Virtualization
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Dar Al-Handasah was able to rationalize and optimize its storage infrastructure in the age of big data with virtualization. Read on to learn how you can mirror Dar Al-Handasah's storage success.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions for EMC VSPEX with VMware View 5.1.2 for 500 Desktops
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document evaluates the scalability of a VMware View 5.1.2 environment, utilizing View Linked Clones, on managed Cisco UCS C-Series C220 M3 Rack-Mount Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX5300 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IDC Whitepaper: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover how one hypervisor platform can provide your enterprise immediate business benefit and ROI. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

British Airways Chooses Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Improve IT Systems to Build Internal Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
CASE STUDY: Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that British Airways, a global airline and market leader in the travel industry, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on its infrastructure. Through this Red Hat technology, British Airways is benefiting from a highly available and scalable IT architecture.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Deploying High-performing SQL Server OLTP Database on PowerEdge R730xd by Using Windows Storage Spaces
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper discusses performance improvements of SQL Server 2014 on Dell PowerEdge R730xd with Windows tiered storage spaces.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Storage Magazine October 2014: Good news for VM backup
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the October 2014 issue of Storage magazine, our experts examine today's top VM backup apps, and look at how legacy backup apps have evolved to meet the challenges. Other articles in this issue look at VDI storage tips, NAS purchasing trends, the benefits of software-based replication and more!
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

SearchStorage.com

Overcoming 3rd Platform Challenges with Next-Gen Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the primary benefits of investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives for today's data centers.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deliver the Flexible Performance Needed for Modern Datacenter Workloads
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about a 2-socket 2U rack server that can provide up to two GPUs and deliver the flexible performance needed for datacenter workloads such as cloud, virtualization and HPC. View now to learn more about this scalable, cost-effective approach.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 07 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Casio was able to migrate to Red Hat Storage Server, whereby a virtualized storage environment can be implemented using the internal disks of commodity servers.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

ASEAN Storage Magazine E-Zine October 2014
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: How data protection laws in the Asean region affect cloud5 storage.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 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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