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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: Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup,  … 
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The Total Economic Impact of Pure Storage FlashArray Storage Solutions for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
ANALYST REPORT: Download Forrester's Total Economic Impact study to examine the potential ROI that health IT customers may realize by deploying Pure Storage FlashArray storage solutions for VDI environments.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

CW Europe: December 2016 - February 2017
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Security continues to be a huge pan-European challenge for governments and businesses harnessing the latest technologies. In this quarter's CW Europe, we feature two articles focusing on security in Europe and what authorities and IT firms are doing to reduce risks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Unleashing Hadoop Big Data Value with Flash and SSD
sponsored by Micron
RESOURCE: If you're looking to grow your big data ecosystem, you might want to consider migrating away from traditional Hadoop and rack space deployments. Access this resource to find out how flash and SSD technology empowers you with this added speed to unlock the big data capabilities of virtualized Hadoop.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Nov 2016

Micron

The Future of Connected Cars in a Software-defined World
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine how software is reshaping the car industry, with internet-connected cars presenting challenges and opportunities. IT suppliers are putting up prices in the UK as the value of the pound falls – we look at the implications. And Eurostar's digital chief talks about his IT overhaul. Read the issue now.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Flash: Fast, Robust and Inexpensive
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: With user demands growing, new storage technologies are required to close the ever-increasing gap between processors and mass storage. In this white paper, learn why flash is replacing hard disk drives as the preferred system in software-defined data centers and storage systems.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Micron

The Truths Behind SDS and the New NAS
sponsored by Elastifile
EGUIDE: Sleek and redesigned, NAS is making a comeback – rivaling object storage's ability to meet enterprise performance requirements. Vendors are also claiming that SDS is increasing efficiency of SAN/NAS but are they full of hot air? Find out more about the sleek, scale-out NAS design and the truth behind these claims.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Elastifile

Utilizing Data-aware Storage in the Age of Convergence
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Access the latest on converged, data-aware storage architectures, which seek to improve performance optimization through smart deduplication and compression schemes, app-aligned caching and tiering, policy-definable QoS, and data protection schemes. Additionally, discover why flash is crucial to convergence.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

IBM

Storage Networking Technology Steps Up to Overcome Performance Challenges
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Fast flash storage and the growing use of virtual apps carry larger amounts of data than ever before—placing pressure on networks that carry storage traffic. This guide illustrates how to keep storage traffic from becoming the bottleneck in your data center, revealing key improvements to 2016 storage networking technologies.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

IBM

Solving Storage Data Problems and Vendor-Lock In with Hyperconvergence
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the difference between hyperconverged and converged infrastructure, four common data problems that can be solved with hyperconvergence as well as how to avoid vendor lock-in.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

StarWind Software Inc.

Case Study: Financial Trader's Bet on Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Nutanix
EGUIDE: See how London Capital Group cut deployment times and datacenter footprint by ditching server-plus-SAN architecture for hyper-converged server/storage boxes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Nutanix

The Differences Between All-Flash Array Vendors and How Flash Storage is Changing the Rules
sponsored by Kaminario
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide helps you understand the key differences between all-flash array vendors, so you can ensure you're educated on the multitude of options out there. Additionally, learn more about flash storage performance and how it's changing the rules of storage.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Kaminario

NetBackup the Business Value of a Veritas NetBackup Solution
sponsored by Veritas
IT BRIEFING: This white paper introduces a backup solution that offers a backup platform aimed to reduce operating expenses including beneficial values such as: one integrated platform for protecting diverse workloads, the ability to minimize the impact of backup operations ultimately accelerating your path to a virtualized data center and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Veritas

Cognitive Storage Manages Unstructured Data for Cloud, Big Data, and More
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover an enterprise storage system that delivers the scalable capacity and performance needed to handle demanding data analytics, content repositories and technical computing workloads. This software-defined storage solution can enable your enterprise to streamline data workflows, lower the cost of data retention, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

IBM

Transition to a More Flexible Infrastructure with Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Discover a software-defined storage solution with tools that can help your organization deploy storage faster for growing data. This storage suite can simplify and support the growth of your business, allowing you to stay ahead your competitors.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 28 Jan 2016

IBM

Steps for a Successful SDS Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: As a radical new way to deploy storage services at a lower cost and improved performance, software-defined storage (SDS) has become a hot buzzword that vendors are applying to a diverse variety of solutions. In this eGuide, learn how to compare SDS vendors and the benefits of hyperconverged/converged software and storage virtualization.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Storage E-Zine September 2016: Managing the Information That Drives the Enterprise
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Storage magazine's September issue looks at copy management systems, examines flash storage caching and shares Quality Awards survey results for data backup apps.
Posted: 06 Sep 2016 | Published: 06 Sep 2016

SearchStorage.com

A Breakdown of All-Flash Array Variations in Regards to Your Flash Cloud Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: This eGuide introduces variations of cloud computing including using the cloud as a disaster recovery target, the benefits of flash storage, what you should look for in a system as well as the ways to take advantage of the strategies. Finally, analyze the flash storage arrays to help you target which systems are the best pick for storing your data.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Software-Defined Storage Enables Agility and Faster Analytics
sponsored by Intel Corporation
CASE STUDY: Discover a data-centric infrastructure that combines software-defined storage and big data analytics. Maximize your business data value and meet your IT data management responsibilities with an architecture that scales to meet your storage capacity and performance requirements.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Intel Corporation

Critique of Current Flash Storage Options
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Dennis Martin, founder and president of Demartek, leads readers through the current flash storage options available, pointing out their benefits and disadvantages. Read on to learn Martin's take on many of the important considerations to make when implementing server side flash storage.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

Finding a Successful Way to Implement Your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure While Maintaining the Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon
EGUIDE: This exclusive eGuide addresses how to meet some of the challenges brought on by VDI such as: meeting user expectations for performance, having the ability to reduce operational expenses, meeting capacity demands as well as delivering consistent and predictable performance throughout.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 09 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard - Intel Xeon

Data Center Convergence's Storage Benefits and an Evaluation of New Storage for Virtualization Options
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Large data centers are experiencing massive growth in storage traffic and storage capacity requirements. This expert Eguide explains how data center convergence enabled by software-defined networking and storage can manage this rapid growth for you. And read on for an evaluation of new storage for virtualization options.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

IBM

Future-proofing the Data Center and Comparing 4 Types of SDS
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this eGuide, find out how software defined storage (SDS) will become a key tool in future-proofing an infrastructure. In addition, learn the pros and cons of 4 types of SDS: hypervisor based SDS, hyper-converged infrastructure SDS, storage virtualization SDS and scale-out object and/or file SDS.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

IBM

Software-Defined Storage: A Guide to Successful Implementation
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore today's SDS implementation options and help you decide which one fits your needs best: commodity or custom hardware. Additionally, uncover the important considerations – like the specific needs of virtual environments, access points, and APIs – that you'll need to address when formulating your storage strategy.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

IBM

Virtual Server Bottlenecks among Today's Pertinent Data Storage Problems
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Whether physical servers or VMs, there are a number of places where data is held up. Accordingly, there are different ways to address each type of bottleneck—but each fix has side effects. Learn how to mitigate the virtual server bottlenecks your enterprise faces, and tune up your data storage with an all-flash system.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 18 Jul 2016

Dell EMC
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STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): … Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN. Users can implement virtualization with software applications or by using hardware and software hybrid appliances. The technology can be placed on different levels of a storage area network.
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