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Published: 02 Nov 2012

Almost every IT shop has virtualized at least some of its servers, putting much of the burden of server consolidation on data storage systems. By Jeff Byrne Managing data storage resources has proven to be a challenge in virtual server environments since server virtualization first took root in data centers approximately seven years ago. By consolidating multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a single physical system, server virtualization imposes additional pressure on storage and I/O resources, and complicates functions such as data protection and storage management. In a recent Taneja Group end-user research study, we learned how your storage management peers are coping with the impact of server virtualization, and how they're attempting to employ the technology to their advantage. A total of 360 IT managers from a mix of North American enterprise and midsized organizations gave us their perspectives via an online survey, supplemented by follow-up phone discussions with selected respondents. Moving beyond Fibre Channel A majority of respondents use Fibre ... Access >>>

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