Using a layer of abstraction between hosts and physical storage, storage virtualization enables you to create storage pools across heterogeneous network storage devices and manage them from a central location. This Deep Dive Report highlights the key benefits – particularly smooth data migration – and covers the architectural choices you’ll need to make in rolling out a successful virtualized storage infrastructure.
This PDF report provides the following benefits:
- A clear explanation of how storage virtualization functions and the four architectural approaches commonly adopted by storage professionals.
- How implementing storage virtualization can improve provisioning, migration, and management of large enterprise storage operations.
- A discussion of file virtualization and the three most prevalent approaches to dealing with namespaces.