Storage The battle between storage and server virtualization:
The battle between storage and server virtualization
Growing friction between VMware Inc., the company that dominates the server virtualization market, and storage vendors is having repercussions across the storage industry. And as some storage vendors start to fight back against what they see as VMware trespassing on their turf, storage managers are caught in the crossfire, unsure how to proceed in adapting storage infrastructures to work with virtualized server environments.
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.