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Vol. 6 No. 9 November 2007

Storage Bin 2.0: Virtually changing everything

Anyone who doubts the power and impact of virtualization isn't seeing the whole picture. Back in 2000, I had a heated debate with a co-worker who was convinced the Internet didn't bring any real value to anyone. I was reminded of this when I recently heard from an industry expert who said server virtualization is a "one-time step function." He believes "the market forces haven't changed" and that "consolidation of servers happens one time and then it's done. Within two years, the IT shop once again has hundreds of server boxes and the effect of consolidation is all gone." I disagree to such a degree it makes me dizzy. IT infrastructure market forces have changed in nearly every way because of virtual machines (VMs). At VMworld, I was blown away by the momentum and possibilities. Few things are this important and the impact is just beginning to escalate. Server virtualization is a new approach to implementing infrastructure that's far more efficient then ever before. One of the big flaws in the argument made by the industry ...

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Features in this issue

  • Survey Says: Still coping with capacity

  • Solid-state storage finds its niche

    by  Alan Radding

    Storage managers facing critical storage performance problems and needing maximum IOPS have found a feasible option in solid-state disk. Solid-state storage is fast, cool and it barely sips power, but it's still far more expensive than traditional media.

  • Where encryption fits best

    by  Jerome Wendt

    Everybody knows they should encrypt tapes that go offsite, but many are still on the fence about where encryption should occur in their storage environments. There are a number of options, ranging from using your backup app's encryption capabilities to installing a purpose-built encryption appliance. We weigh the pros and cons of the available alternatives so that you can decide which approach best suits your shop.

Columns in this issue

  • Editorial: Web services for storage? It's already happening

    Web services for storage? It's already happening

  • Hot Spots: Web 2.0 storage: Challenges and choices

    by  Bob Laliberte

    Web 2.0 tools and strategies hold many potential benefits for businesses that deploy them, but their requirements for rapidly scalable storage and access, as well as persistent data, pose significant challenges for the IT staffs that need to build and manage the infrastructure.

  • Best Practices: Tackling data migration

    Data center projects often involve migrating data, which is frequently a painful process that can lead to unplanned downtime and outages. It's time to adopt consistent, repeatable migration practices. Selecting the right approach is highly dependent on infrastructure limitations, data and platform types, time constraints and staff capabilities.

  • Storage Bin 2.0: Virtually changing everything

    Server virtualization drives storage growth and dramatically drives the proliferation of storage networking. This is enabling the re-invention of how we manage, protect, store and access information.

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