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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Dedupe and virtualization don't solve the real problem I guess I didn't need confirmation, but our recent Storage Decisions conference in Toronto clarified what's on storage managers' minds these days. Sessions on data deduplication and configuring storage for virtualized server environments were packed, and the majority of conversations centered on these two technologies and practices. But there were also plenty of questions. It's no surprise that these two topics are top of mind these days. The server virtualization juggernaut isn't slowing at all--and it's likely to pick up steam with new or improved players like Virtual Iron Software and Microsoft challenging VMware's dominance. And storage vendors are hardly sitting on their hands. They're focusing on virtual server interoperation and integration with alliances such as Symantec's recently announced Veritas Virtual Infrastructure (VxVI); the coordinated venture with Citrix Systems bundles XenServer with Veritas Storage Foundation to create an integrated management package. But there's still plenty of ... Access >>>

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