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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 4 June 2011 issue of Server virtualization strategies for storage managers
Virtual servers and storage systems don’t have to exist in separate worlds; new tools and plug-ins provide single-console management of both virtual servers and storage. Virtualized servers have created plenty of problems for data storage managers, not the least of which is keeping track of the relationships between data storage assets and virtual servers. Some storage management products have adapted to this new environment, allowing users to keep track of virtual servers, the apps they host and the storage they’re using. Functional silos Inside every data center there are typically silos related to specific functional areas, each with a dedicated group responsible for management. There are teams responsible for managing specific data center resources, such as the network, servers, storage systems and virtualization. Each group focuses on managing its own area and works with other groups when needed to handle integration points between groups. If a new server requires shared storage, the server team works with the storage team to get storage provisioned and... Access >>>
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