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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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How IBM Tivoli Storage Systems Save IBM Money
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video shows how IBM harnessed its own storage manager solution to address data compression, data deduplication, and storage virtualization to help better manage data growth.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Unleash Your Applications
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
BROCHURE: This brochure talks about the benefits of XtremIO from EMC – an all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array that delivers unprecedented performance and efficiency in an affordable package.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC & Arrow

Webcast: Defining software-defined storage
sponsored by HP and Intel
VIDEO: This brief video provides an in-depth look at one vendor's software-defined storage solution that is innovating daily – most recently allowing centralized backup without the cost or complexity of a dedicated hardware appliance in your remote sites.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 20 Mar 2014

HP and Intel

Managing storage for virtual environments: A complete guide
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: When it comes to managing storage for virtual servers, storage admins face capacity and bottleneck issues. This guide provides deeper insight into tips and best practices that can help you work around these challenges and operate a more efficient virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Mobile, Secure AND Cost-Efficient Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes over the benefits of desktop virtualization to keep up with the demands of the modern mobilized environment that requires anywhere, anytime, any-device computing.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

Internal Storage for a Virtualized Server
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet presents a solution that offers the ability to use internal storage within your environment by creating a virtual array within your application server and scaling as storage needs evolve.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel

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.

Greater Business Agility with Network Virtualization Overlays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a top vendor's network virtualization overlays solution that abstracts physical networks while facilitating network virtualization.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, 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.

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

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

IBM

A storage approach built for SMBs on a budget
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will gain insight into an entry level disk storage system designed with sophisticated capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

IBM

Essential Guide: Best Practices for Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by CDW and IBM
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss the top 5 tips and best practices for getting around these obstacles and effectively managing data in a virtual server environment.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

Podcast: Reigning in Storage Costs: The Critical Nexus of Unmanaged Data and Out-of-Control Capacity Demand
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PODCAST: This exclusive podcast features Jon Toigo, a 35+ year IT veteran and storage guru, who discusses the obstacles of data management and mismanagement.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

IBM Smarter Storage, an integral part of IBM Smarter Computing
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide gives information on a strategic approach to storage that allows for greater storage capabilities and greater efficiency over traditional approaches to storage. It also talks about the benefits of storage virtualization.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

The Essentials of Modern Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the benefits of a modern data protection solution. This solution provides a single, modern platform that can efficiently capture, move, retain, fund and recover data from any storage tier. This solution also delivers improved recovery times, reduced costs, improved operations and consolidated budget line items.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

IT Consolidation with VMware and Dell Equallogic ISCSI SANS
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this paper to learn how Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs can help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Dell, Inc.

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

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

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

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
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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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