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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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Storage Switzerland: Future-Proofed Backup For A Virtualized World
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the benefits of opting for a hybrid approach to backup. It shows the challenges that come with massive data growth and mentions some of the things that can hamper the efficiency of deduplication.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Two Storage Experts Analyze Convergence and Flash Cache
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide goes behind the scenes at the Dell Enterprise Forum as two storage experts explain the roadmap plans of the vendor for their upcoming solutions.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

How Flash-Based Storage Can Be Used Effectively and Efficiently
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide gain advice from experts on how to successfully apply flash-storage to an existing storage infrastructure for optimal efficiency by, for example, combining storage architectures.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Data Storage Efficiency Tips: Reuse, Virtualize, Don't Overdo Flash
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: The e-guide gives tips for efficiency in storage centers from an expert in the industry. It also gives some challenges that are facing storage managers these days.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Dell and VMware
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide gives some expert advice and best practices to managing storage in virtualized environments. It also points out some of the challenges that come with virtualziation and how to avoid them.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell and VMware

Choose Storage That’s Smart Enough for Virtual Environments
sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization
EBOOK: Find out how virtualization and storage technology can work together for better performance, scalability and disaster recovery.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

SearchServerVirtualization

Computer Weekly storage case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Antony Adshead takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How to improve storage performance without expensive hardware
sponsored by Infinio
VIDEO: This video discusses a caching software that helps to optimize storage and substantially boost application performance for end-users.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 10 Oct 2013

Infinio

What is Infinio
sponsored by Infinio
VIDEO: This quick video discusses a strategy that leverages server side caching to optimize storage performance and keep track of where improvements can be made.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2014

Infinio

The Quest for Storage Efficiency - Real-time Compression on Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a state-of-the-art solution to meet growing storage requirements within the means of your constrained budget. Topics addressed are real-time compression, management components, TCO and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2012

IBM

Storage Efficiency University: SSDs and storage efficiency
sponsored by SearchSolidStateStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how solid state storage is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2014


Storage Efficiency University
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive university discusses drills down into the tools and techniques that characterize the key areas of storage efficiency.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2014

SearchStorage.com

The State of Storage Today: Trends, Technologies, and Tools
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This comprehensive report homes in on the state of storage today, revealing the results of a survey of 314 business technology decision-makers regarding their storage strategies. Read on to discover technology, hardware, and software trends shaping the storage landscape.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Gartner: Time to rethink backup procedures
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: IT leaders and storage managers can realise cost savings and improve their use of backup infrastructure by rethinking their back-up procedures, says Gartner analyst Dave Russell.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Real-World Strategies for Storage in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Tintri
WEBCAST: This webcast dives deep into 3 trendy topics: storage for virtualization, evolution of storage, and scaling using a modular approach. Watch now to find out why storage technology is trailing the leading edge, and the top priorities that concern storage pros.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2013

Tintri

F5 Networks Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks and Reduces Waste with Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper dives deep into a case study that answers your need for a VM storage solution that provides the performance you need with a small footprint.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Buyer case study: Tintri Storage Solution Advances Test/Dev in Virtualized Datacenters
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Within this buyer case study one company found an exceptional storage platform for its dev/test and dev/ops infrastructure. The optimized virtual infrastructure platform helps to put organizations on a path of self-service infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized and Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover simplified storage solutions for your flat or decreasing IT budget. Read on to learn about a three-pronged approach to optimizing storage for performance, capacity, and operational efficiency.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Unlock Your Server's Capacity with HP StoreVirtual VSA
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: This brief video reveals a software-defined storage solution that resides inside your server and will meet the demands of your entire virtualized infrastructure without increasing costs or IT footprint.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Symantec Storage Foundation 6.1: Flexible Storage Sharing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores a storage virtualization solution that combines shared and direct-attached storage together without the complexity, cost, or siloed appraoches to typical SAN management.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Storage Software Case Studies
sponsored by Nexenta
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide looks at two storage software case studies and shines light on the opportunities and benefits it presents.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Nexenta

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Virtualization: How to Capitalize on Its Economic Benefits
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 5 key customer problems that storage virtualization helps to solve, and how to leverage virtualization technologies for significant savings on capital and operating expenditures.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Expert Tips and Tricks for Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Tintri
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides 10 tips for managing storage in support of virtual desktops, as well as numerous tricks that vendors are employing to solve the storage challenges. Read on to find out why you should use flash and consider virtualization-aware storage.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Tintri

Hot Data Storage Technologies for 2014
sponsored by Solidfire
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, experts point toward the 6 data storage technologies that will have the largest impact in 2014. These technologies range from legacy solutions such as data deduplication to up and coming solutions such as hyper-converged storage.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 20 Jan 2014

Solidfire
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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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