Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization abstracts logical volumes from physical storage devices and presents these logical volumes to applications. This abstraction layer exists within single subsystems (e.g., HP EVA) or spans multiple physical subsystems, allowing administrators to create logical volumes across several devices.

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  • Storage Virtualization
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Software-Only Storage

    Your Next Array Should Be An Application

    Hardware appliances have dominated the enterprise data storage landscape for decades, but storage is not immune from the software-defined transformation taking place in data centers. With momentum...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Dell's Nutanix Partnership Escalates The Hyperconvergence Vendor War

    Witness The Beginning Of A New Era In Infrastructure Convergence

    Dell's new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with hyperconvergence pioneer Nutanix adds a disruptive element to its portfolio that will help you design and deliver services more...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Midrange Storage

    Decoding The Midrange Storage Market

    Business growth is the main factor driving data growth, and organizations must assess their current storage infrastructure to create a sustainable environment. The midrange storage space is a buyer's...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2013

    VMware Delivers A Strong SDDC Message, An Incremental Cloud Story, And A Relatively Weak End User Computing Message

    Is the traditional data center about to be disrupted by the cloud? Not if VMware can help it. Last week's annual VMworld conference in San Francisco drew over 20,000 infrastructure and operations...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Software-Defined Storage Will Sound The Death Knell For Traditional Storage Provisioning

    Storage budgets are not keeping pace with the rapidly expanding data stores, and this is putting an extraordinary amount of pressure on storage administrators. Storage vendors have responded to new...

    • Downloads: 494
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Evaluate New Converged Infrastructures To Underpin The Software-Defined Data Center

    The Next Evolution Of IT Infrastructure For Supporting Fully Virtualized Environments Takes A Storage-Centric Approach

    The transformation of virtual computing environments into fully software-defined data centers is disrupting the architecture of the underlying physical infrastructure. The recent wave of converged...

    • Downloads: 765
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

    How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN

    Cloud storage options abound these days, and enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are eager to take advantage of expected cost and flexibility benefits. But for most data-intensive...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Virtualization In Greater China 2010 To 2011: End User Adoption Trends

    This report provides an overview of virtualization end user adoption trends in Greater China. It focuses not only on adoption trends but also on deployment patterns, demand drivers, adoption...

    • Downloads: 25
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

    Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments

    The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud...

    • Downloads: 812
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Enterprise Architecture Professionals: Infrastructure Virtualization, Q2 2011

    I/O Virtualization Enters Its Growth Phase

    Every major category of IT infrastructure has been endowed with some virtualization capability. Although virtualization can make your IT environment more cost-effective and agile, the underlying...

    • Downloads: 1603
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ignoring Cloud Risks A Growing Gap Between I&O And The Business

    Navigating The Shifts In Computing Infrastructure

    Over the past several years, we've seen two key cloud trends in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) space: 1) Public cloud adoption rates are highest among "informal buyers" (non-IT employees),...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Shifts In Computing Infrastructure Markets

    Cloud Services, New Technologies, And The Rise Of Informal Computing Buyers

    Important trends are surfacing in computing infrastructure markets that will cause vendor strategists to take a fresh look at new buyer behavior, shifts in business models, and adoption of emerging...

    • Downloads: 888
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Storage Choices For Virtual Server Environments, Q1 2011

    Single-Source Your Storage Vendor And Explore NFS As The Storage Protocol To Support Growing Virtual Server Environments

    Virtual server technology is a unifying technology in IT infrastructure around the world. As maturity increases, more critical production applications are being deployed virtually, raising the stakes...

    • Downloads: 866
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:India Data Center Study: End User Result Analysis

    This report provides a comprehensive background of India's data center market dynamics from the end user perspective so vendor strategists can address market opportunities more successfully and...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:ASEAN Data Center Study: End User Result Analysis

    This document provides a comprehensive background of ASEAN countries' (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) data center market dynamics from the end...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:ANZ Data Center Study: End User Result Analysis

    The primary objective of this document is to provide a comprehensive background of Australia and New Zealand data center market dynamics. It provides an end user perspective to enable vendor...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Virtualization In Asia Pacific 2010-2011: End User Adoption Trends

    This report provides an overview of the virtualization adoption trends in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan (APEJ) for vendor strategists. Survey data reflects over 450 interviews with CIOs, IT managers,...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare For Object Storage In The Enterprise

    Consider Object Storage In Your Archiving, Web 2.0, Imaging, And Cloud Workloads

    There's a great deal of talk these days about object-based storage. It's an architecture that delivers massive scalability, rock-bottom cost, high automation, tremendous flexibility, and improved...

    • Downloads: 529
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Update Q4 2010: The Universe Of Corporate PC Backup Options

    Protecting The Corporate PCs Is As Important As Protecting Servers

    What's your reaction to this scenario? Your CEO leaves his laptop, full of mission-critical (but encrypted) data, in a cab. One frantic phone call later and we learn that a far-sighted employee had...

    • Downloads: 484
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Cloud Storage Comes Down To Earth

    Cloud Storage Is Ready Today, But Only For Three Limited Use Cases

    Few advances in storage have been hyped as much as "cloud storage." Every vendor in the space is painting its products and message with a cloud veneer. But for all this hype, there is little clarity...

    • Downloads: 1285
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:India Datacenter Study: Virtualization, Consolidation, And Data De-Duplication

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the results from the survey on the India Datacenter market dynamics based on 102 interviews with Indian CIOs and top IT executives of...

    • Downloads: 29
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:ASEAN Datacenter Study: Virtualization, Consolidation, And Data De-Duplication

    This document provides vendor strategists with an overview of the results from the survey on the ASEAN Datacenter market dynamics based on 112 interviews with ASEAN CXOs and top IT executives of...

    • Downloads: 30
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure And Operations Professionals: Infrastructure Virtualization, Q4 2009

    I/O Virtualization Enters Its Growth Phase

    Every major category of IT infrastructure has been endowed with some virtualization capability. Although virtualization can make your IT environment more cost-effective and agile, the underlying...

    • Downloads: 1669
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:How Efficient Is Your Storage Environment?

    The KPIs That Matter Most In Enterprise Storage and How To Measure Them

    Building an effective storage environment is a balancing act between performance, reliability, and efficiency. For years, improving storage efficiency took a back seat to the other goals. Now, with...

    • Downloads: 1101
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q3 2009

    As Much Diversity Of Maturity Across Categories As Confusion Among Them

    The No. 1 challenge in cloud computing today is determining what it really is. What categories of services exist within the definition and business model, and how ready are these options for...

    • Downloads: 3134