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Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Data Center Equipment, Electronic Distribution and Storage, Emulation and Virtualization, IT Infrastructure, IBM
However, the native storage virtualization capabilities shipped with VMware ESX Server do not provide the same benefits and hardware reductions as those seen in the server space. Many customers have experienced an increase in storage requirements after implementing their virtual infrastructure.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Emulation and Virtualization, IT Infrastructure, NetApp (Network Appliance)
STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION Today, most IT professionals define storage virtualization as a technology that allows discrete storage systems to operate as a single resource. In light of recent advancements in server virtualization, the concept of storage virtualization is being further refined as a way to create an abstraction layer between the storage hardware and logical data volumes.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Emulation and Virtualization, IT Infrastructure, EqualLogic
cluster file systems) such as VMFS from VMware or EMC Celerra, are a third and different category of file system known as shared-disk file systems and are the backbone of storage virtualization (different from previously defined Local or Remote file systems). An operating system defragmenter, only recognizes the "local" disk file systems that it natively supports.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Diskeeper Corporation
In these challenging times, midsized businesses need to simplify IT infrastructure and reduce costs. Yet, with diverse storage, server, and network requirements?as well as limited physical space to store and manage systems?they have few options. Discover how virtualization can offer small and midsized businesses significant benefits?not simply in server consolidation, but also with affordable business continuity.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Emulation and Virtualization, Server, Storage Management, IBM
The playing field for server virtualization has become much more crowded over the last few years. It can be very time-consuming to digest each vendor?s marketing materials to find the right solution for your organization. That?s why you need to be aware of the main considerations and basic differences between the technologies, to find a starting point for technology evaluation.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Application Server, Emulation and Virtualization, Server, SWsoft
Today?s information technology (IT) organizations are dealing with the consequences of exploding infrastructure complexity. At the root of the problem is uncontrolled server sprawl?servers provisioned to support a single application. Organizations that have implemented hardware virtualization have unwittingly created a new problem: operating system (OS) sprawl. IT organizations have to find ways to address this critical challenge?today.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Application Server, Emulation and Virtualization, Server, SWsoft, Information
Of the many challenges businesses face today, managing data growth is one of the most daunting. But while there are myriad choices for storage management solutions, most legacy options cannot address changing business requirements, and the results can cost your organization money, time, and peace of mind. Discover solutions that allow you to optimize your service environment and successfully meet your business challenges.
Related to Storage Virtualization: Backup (Software and Processes), Electronic Distribution and Storage, IBM
 
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