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This article is part of the December 2011 issue of Object storage: An elementary approach to file structure
VMware’s latest releases suggest it has serious intentions about encroaching on storage vendors’ turf, which might be a wakeup call for the data storage industry. Five or so years ago I wrote about the impact server virtualization and VMware in particular was going to have on data storage. To me the picture was clear: VMware enabled features that were traditionally considered the purview of storage. It was also blurring the line of demarcation between server and storage, and clearly entering into space that storage vendors had assumed for decades was theirs. Little did I know how true my premonition would prove to be. Even before the announcement of vSphere 5 in July 2011, VMware had changed the notion of disaster recovery (DR), high availability (HA) and data protection. Even though DR and HA involve more than storage, they’ve generally been considered the responsibility of storage admins. But with the announcement of vSphere 5, the message is apparent: VMware wants your storage business. Peek a little more under the covers and you’ll find VMware wants 100%... Access >>>
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