Achieving the Full Business Value of Virtualization With a Scalable Software -Based Storage Virtualization Solution
Today's information-based economy demands that IT managers enhance the business value of existing and planned IT investments while simultaneously reducing the costs of IT operations. Server consolidation and broader adoption of server virtualization are some of the key strategies IT teams are counting on to meet these goals. Dealing with storage, however, is one of the most critical technical and economic roadblocks to broad adoption of virtualization in many organizations. Limits include the up-front direct cost associated with replacing storage with complex networked storage systems, the added operational cost of managing networked storage systems, and the inherent inefficiencies of many of these storage systems.