Storage Special report: The battle between storage and server virtualization:

The battle between storage and server virtualization

Special report: The battle between storage and server virtualization

Every server virtualization software product competes primarily against VMware. But when it comes to proprietary management frameworks for the open-source hypervisor, the two big players are Citrix Systems and Virtual Iron Software.

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  • A new wrinkle: VMware over NFS

    Special Report -  Even as NetApp continues to increase support for VMware, organizations are migrating VMware storage to industry-standard NFS to simplify management. Users who combine VMware with NFS are still in the minority, but that minority is growing steadily.

  • The politics of VMware deployments

    Special Report -  There are many reasons that storage administrators lean towards deploying VMware. Many are technical, but there are also political and emotional reasons too.

  • Open source hypervisors pose challenge to VMware

    Special Report -  Every server virtualization software product competes primarily against VMware. But when it comes to proprietary management frameworks for the open source hypervisor, the two main players are Citrix Systems and Virtual Iron Software Inc.

  • Friction grows between storage vendors, VMware

    Special Report -  As the booming server virtualization market spawns new competitors to VMware, how virtual machines connect with storage is becoming a matter of contention among vendors.