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Published: 22 Oct 2012

I/O obstacles could throw a monkey wrench into virtual server environments, but there are alternatives to traditional methods. It's no secret that virtualization services are proliferating in the data center. Server virtualization has become one of the most significant agents of change in today's IT shop. In addition to enabling far greater server utilization rates, this technology offers corresponding power and cooling benefits that many IT organizations find attractive. In response to successful server virtualization efforts, many companies are now developing storage virtualization products that offer single pools of storage, thin provisioning and snapshot to create similar efficiencies. To take full advantage of server virtualization benefits like app mobility and high-availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR) capabilities, virtualized servers need networked storage. According to a recent ESG research report, "Server Virtualization: The Impact on Storage," 86% of respondents using server virtualization support their virtualized environments with networked ... Access >>>

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