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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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VM Archival and Retirement Video
sponsored by CommVault
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

Virtual SAN Storage Policy-Based Management: This Changes Everything!
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines a radically simple storage approach for virtualized environments that delivers agility while remaining cost effective. Read on to learn what this policy-driven, self-tuning storage solution can do for you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

VMware

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

Virtual SAN Hardware Quick Reference Guide
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides server configurations to be used as directional guidelines for use with VMware Virtual SAN.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

VMware

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
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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

The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about a comprehensive set of cloud computing products allowing businesses and service providers to provide IT as a service.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

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
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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®

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

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

While Others Claim to Be, Red Hat Storage is Truly Open
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about truly open software-defined storage. You'll get the facts on how this open source software delivers operational and storage system cost savings while improving storage performance and future-proofing your data center for whatever is next.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Red Hat

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

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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