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ALSO CALLED: Data Consolidation, Consolidation, Storage Centralization
DEFINITION: Storage consolidation, also called storage convergence is a method of centralizing data storage among multiple servers. The objective is to facilitate data backup and archiving for all subscribers in an enterprise, while minimizing the time required to access and store data. Other desirable features include simplification of the storage infrastructure, centralized and efficient management, optimized  … 

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Data Center Storage Architecture Gets Smarter with AI
sponsored by IntelliMagic
EGUIDE: Storage vendors are now inserting intelligent algorithms into the storage layer directly to produce near real-time feedback to the business. To that end, there are a few trends converging on storage that are enabling this evolution. Read this e-guide to view the 5 trends evolving intelligent storage and AI.
Posted: 24 Sep 2018 | Published: 20 Sep 2018

IntelliMagic

The Economics of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Powered by VMware vSAN
sponsored by VMware & Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores HCI's impact on CapEx and OpEx based on your colleagues' experiences with VMware vSAN HCI solution. Read on as real-world adopters share how vSAN helped them achieve operational savings and the specifics of their use cases.
Posted: 21 Sep 2018 | Published: 21 Sep 2018

VMware & Intel

Establishing End-to-End Storage Performance Visibility
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides detailed guidance on how to troubleshoot I/O performance issues and SAN problems, including hardware issues with storage or fabric ports and zoning or masking issues. Read on for all this, and to look at a tool that provides automated health checks for the entire SAN infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Sep 2018 | Published: 20 Sep 2018

IntelliMagic

Dell EMC Unity Virtual Storage Appliance
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
DATA SHEET: Despite claims to the contrary, there are affordable software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, ones that even include low acquisition cost options for hardware consolidation and multi-tenant storage instances. By reading on, you'll discover one such solution in Dell EMC Unity Virtual Storage Appliance.
Posted: 19 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

The Effects of Virtual Volume Layout on Data Loss and Availability Probabilities for Software-defined Storage
sponsored by Excelero
WHITE PAPER: This paper compares storage optimization techniques still in production that optimized I/O characteristics, with contemporary techniques that optimize reliability. In particular, it examines if the virtual volume "spread" method is still needed in NVMe environments. Access the comparison here.
Posted: 19 Sep 2018 | Published: 19 Sep 2018

Excelero

The Case for SDS
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Software-defined storage (SDS), for example, can achieve this. Why SDS? Read this infographic for the top 5 benefits organizations have realized by deploying SDS. You'll also gain insight into the specific workloads driving SDS use, challenges to SDS adoption, and how SDS benefits hybrid cloud deployments.
Posted: 11 Sep 2018 | Published: 11 Sep 2018

IBM

VM Density on a Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Solution
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: This Principled Technologies proof-of concept study presents the configuration of an SDS solution that uses Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct with servers powered by the AMD EPYC processor to provide a high core VM density. Read on for the solution's I/O performance, and setup and testing methods.
Posted: 11 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

AMD

How to Reduce Public Cloud Storage Costs: Using SoftNAS Cloud
sponsored by SoftNAS
RESOURCE: Download this resource to learn how a multi-tiered storage environment with automated data movement can save your organization up to 67% of public cloud storage costs.
Posted: 06 Sep 2018 | Published: 06 Sep 2018

SoftNAS

Pooling NVMe within GPFS NSDs Enables Efficient Burst Buffer
sponsored by Excelero
CASE STUDY: This case study illustrates how SciNet's SLAs are met by using a unified pool of distributed high-performance NVMe as a burst buffer for checkpointing, delivering 230GB/s of throughput and over 20M random 4k IOPS. Read on for the solution highlighted within.
Posted: 04 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Excelero

Why Enterprises Need Intelligent Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE CENTER: Brought to you by TechTarget and HPE, the experts in this custom webcast will discuss at length the evolution of, and why enterprises need, intelligent storage. Tune into 6:04 to hear the concrete benefits of intelligent, self-managing storage that can anticipate challenges and self-adjust.
Posted: 04 Sep 2018 | Published: 04 Sep 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Software-Defined Storage for Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This resource outlines a software-defined storage system built to deliver elastic, resilient storage for backup and recovery operations. Download now to see how this system utilizes commodity server infrastructure and cloud instances to form a dynamically scalable, hybrid, backup storage system.
Posted: 23 Aug 2018 | Published: 23 Aug 2018

Hedvig Inc

Case Study: Pittsburg State University and Hedvig
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
CASE STUDY: Join PSU on their journey as they worked through their aging SAN issues to successfully build out a new DR plan with a 3-site, distributed Hedvig storage environment that contains object storage capabilities, backup integration, container support, and hybrid-cloud/multi-cloud support.
Posted: 22 Aug 2018 | Published: 22 Aug 2018

Hedvig Inc

SANsymphony's Success Stories Span 8 Industry Verticals
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
CASE STUDY: This 23-page custom booklet, comprised of case studies across 8 industries, is designed to assist you in tackling pain points like VDI performance bottlenecks, sluggish ERP apps, and virtual systems reliability using storage virtualization. Read on here for the specifics of each case.
Posted: 13 Aug 2018 | Published: 13 Aug 2018

DataCore Software Corporation

Compressing Wisely with IBM Spectrum Virtualize
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: This blog post will help you identify the right compressible workloads to achieve capacity savings in your IBM Spectrum Virtualize environments without compromising performance. Read on for additional factors to consider like workload access patterns.
Posted: 03 Aug 2018 | Published: 03 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

Are Your ISL's Oversubscribed?
sponsored by IntelliMagic
VIDEO: In this demo, Brett Allison shows you how to identify Inter-switch Link (ISL) contention and how adding additional ISLs can reduce the utilization on your SAN fabric. Tune in to see how he identified a problem with these links and then compares the utilization after an additional ISL was added.
Posted: 03 Aug 2018 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2018

IntelliMagic

Managing the Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: To properly manage the performance, connections, and capacity of your entire SAN infrastructure, read this post, which outlines a tool with which to do so under a single pane of glass. You'll now be able to eliminate the hassle, tedium, and time it took to manage a bunch of vendor point solutions.
Posted: 31 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Jul 2018

IntelliMagic

Platform-Specific Views: Supporting a Multi-Vendor SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by IntelliMagic
RESOURCE: Read this resource for the nuances needed to manage platforms like IBM Spectrum Virtualize, HPE 3PAR, and EMC VMAX on a distributed system, as well as a multi-vendor SAN management tool that will help you do so.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 | Published: 30 Jul 2018

IntelliMagic

Finding Buffer Credit Issues: A Tutorial
sponsored by IntelliMagic
WEBCAST: This video demonstrates how to identify buffer credit issues with easy-to-follow instructions, including how to look for transmit patterns on the fabric to locate any buffer credit shortages. Tune in to get started.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 | Premiered: Jul 30, 2018

IntelliMagic

Digital Transformation with NetApp HCI and Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
TRANSCRIPT: Read on here to see how a partnership between NetApp HCI and Veeam will address any availability gaps in your infrastructure with a combination of HCI, backup and DR orchestration, and non-disruptive data protection.
Posted: 27 Jul 2018 | Published: 27 Jul 2018

Veeam Software

The Gorilla Guide to Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by Arrow Electronics
EBOOK: This 20-page e-book will guide you in consolidating the data center with HCI. The authors also highlight an HCI system that features constant data reduction, meaning you no longer need separate backup software or WAN accelerators to reduce data over the network. Save your copy here.
Posted: 20 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Arrow Electronics

Hybrid IT: ASEAN firms shift to agile infrastructure
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, read about hybrid IT's growing mindshare in ASEAN, Red Hat's hybrid cloud container push and what you need to consider when buying hyper-converged infrastructure systems.
Posted: 23 May 2018 | Published: 24 May 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

Flash Storage: Growth, Acceptance, and the Rise of NVMe
sponsored by Western Digital
ANALYST BRIEF: This ESG brief dives into flash's growth, acceptance, and the rise of NVMe. Read on to see how your peers are applying flash to a wider array of workloads, why traditional storage network technologies may hold back performance (which is where NVMe comes in), and more.
Posted: 23 May 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Western Digital

4 Ways Hyper-converged Drives ROI for IT Transformation
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
RESOURCE: Based on an IDC study, this infographic illustrates four ways HCI drives ROI for a breadth of IT transformation initiatives. Download now to see the ROI and payback stats.
Posted: 19 Jul 2018 | Published: 19 Jul 2018

Dell EMC and Intel®

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Achieves IT Excellence with All-flash Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Previously beleaguered by the sluggish performance of their critical apps, read this study to learn how implementing an all-flash cloud platform vastly improved app performance and operational visibility for Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Posted: 19 Jul 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Report: Understanding the Rapidly Changing Hyperconverged Market
sponsored by NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: Eric Sheppard, Analyst and Research Director for IDC, answers several critical FAQs about HCI to help you better understand the rapidly changing market. Read on for the answer to, "How are newer HCI solutions expected to fill the gaps in today's HCI offerings/designs?" and more.
Posted: 11 Jul 2018 | Published: 11 Jul 2018

NetApp
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