Date Added: May 2009
Virtualization brings numerous advantages to the data center, i.e. more efficient resource utilization, decreased level of management complexity, lower power and cooling demands, etc. However, it also introduced new challenges, especially when it comes to SAN deployments in virtualized environments, such as specific performance requirements, application isolation, security aspects, granularity in traffic engineering and access control, business continuance and disaster recovery implementations in virtualized environments, advanced connectivity options. All the important features and functions allow the Cisco MDS 9000 Family to claim leadership in SAN infrastructure virtualization and in providing customers with virtual machine - aware SANs for end-to-end virtualization in their data centers.