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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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Intuit Leverages Red Hat Storage for Always-Available and Massively Scaleable Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Intuit was able to leverage a fast, reliable, and cost-effective storage solution for one of their Software-as-a-Service suites. This solution delivered high availability necessary to replicate data between two data centers at a cost far lower than proprietary storage systems and the scalability to keep up.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Red Hat

The Only Open, Software-Defined Storage Solution
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: This video explores the benefits of the only open, software-defined storage solution. View now to learn how you can harness the power of software-defined storage on your choice of hardware and on your existing infrastructure. It's time to remove the physical limitations that come with traditional proprietary options. Learn more today.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 10 Sep 2013

Red Hat

Focus On Big Data Storage for Business Success
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about an approach that allows you to rapidly develop applications, integrate data sources, and process large volumes of business critical data on a secure, flexible, and elastic infrastructure that spans physical, virtual, and cloud platforms.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 12 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Staying Agile with Big Data
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: his white paper explores a new server solution that unifies the storage environment with a platform that allows you to a leverage commodity, scale-out storage infrastructure with a virtualized environment that is ready for OpenStack. Read on to learn how this approach will allow you to manage the explosion of data and remain agile and flexible.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Maxta Thought Leadership Brief - State of the Software-defined Storage Market 2014
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the current state of the SDS market and get the facts on what software-defined storage is and what it can do for you.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Maxta

Keep Up with Data Growth with Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the potential of a software-based storage solution built to future-proof your data center. Read more to learn how it takes advantage of a distributed, shared-nothing architecture.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Optimize Storage and Reduce Costs with SDS Improvements
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert guide to learn about the technological and architectural innovations that are enabling major improvements in how SDS can be deployed and used to further optimize efficiencies and reduce costs.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Maxta

ITG Executive Brief: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to VMware Tools for Storage Virtualization and Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report compares two storage virtualization and management solutions. Read on to find out how they match up when it comes to cost structures, stability, and skill requirements.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX Microsoft Fast Track 3.0
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the benefits of Cisco's Unified Computing System and provides the steps necessary to configure a Microsoft Fast Track Small Implementation cloud built on EMC VSPEX, which is built on Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Top 3 things to look for in a virtualized storage solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This expert resource counts down the top three features and functions that every virtualized storage solution needs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Major Differences Between Scale-up and Scale-out Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIDEO: In this video, storage consultant and senior strategist Randy Kerns differentiates between scale-up and scale-out storage, focusing on how scale-out options like NAS can help organizations increase capacity while simultaneously scaling for performance.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 14 Aug 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage Virtualization - Efficiency Tool Lesson
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
VIDEO: In this keynote presentation from Storage Decisions Chicago, Jon Toigo discusses the benefits of virtualizing storage.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2014


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

Getting Big Value out of Big Data: The Update
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To serve your enterprise well, data must be scaled with fewer resources and managed with speed and continuity. Read this white paper to compare storage platforms and their benefits so you can find a solution that can expand cost-effectively, respond quickly, and doesn't require additional training.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

How to Handle the Challenges of Data Storage for Virtual Data Centers
sponsored by Maxta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can handle the challenges of data storage for virtual data centers by leveraging a ground breaking, highly resilient, distributed Software-Defined VM Storage Platform that enables organizations to fully realize the vision of the virtual data center.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Maxta

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

Streamline IT with Storage 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

A Guide to 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

Breakdown: Enterprise Storage Server
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

Tips and Tricks to Make VMware Storage More Efficient
sponsored by SearchVirtualStorage.com
EBOOK: Configuring storage for VMware places new demands on the existing storage environment. Our experts describe how to get the most out of any VMware storage implementation.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014


Building blocks of converged infrastructures
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: This visual PhotoStory presents a holistic, yet abbreviated look into converged infrastructure technology. Examine the pain points and management struggles that CI seeks to overcome. Also explore the computing hardware and software at the epicenter of these infrastructures.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Storage E-Zine: What's New in the World of Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This issue of storage magazine looks at how hypervisor vendors are adding new storage features, examines storage performance bottlenecks, shows how HDFS can help with big data, and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 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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