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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 11 January 2007 issue of Comparing EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 vs. Hitachi Data Systems USP1100
The truth isn't sexy, but it sells Vendors need to deep-six their marketing hype about virtualization and concentrate on the problems it can solve. I've heard a lot of whining from various industry folks who blame users for not "embracing virtualization," i.e., parting with their money for some vendor's marketing pitch. Instead of blaming users, vendors should look in the mirror. Storage virtualization technologies have been purchased and implemented successfully for years. The rest of the IT infrastructure will try to catch up (think VMware) and, ultimately, the only thing not virtualized within the data center will be the last guy standing. Volume Manager was directly (and indirectly) responsible for billions of dollars of revenue for Veritas (and others). But nobody called it virtualization, although it's a perfect illustration of the technology. It makes something physical look like something else, and creates an abstraction between that physical thing and the stuff talking to it. If that ain't virtualization, I don't know what is. Veritas made Volume ... Access >>>
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Storage virtualization technologies have been purchased and implemented successfully for years
Storage Bin: Storage virtualization technologies have been purchased and implemented successfully for years. The rest of the IT infrastructure must try to catch up and, ultimately, the only thing not virtualized within the data center will be the last guy standing.
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