Combining Server and Storage Virtualization: A New Dimension for SMB's
The virtualization wave is quickly reaching its way down into the small-to-medium-sized business. Virtualization provides unmatched flexibility, performance, and utilization by allowing the user to move server workloads from one virtual workspace to the next, maximizing server resources on the fly based on their business needs. Server virtualization eliminates the conventional, one application per server model and allows businesses to run multiple, virtual servers on a single physical machine. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN. Storage and server virtualization are complementary technologies that helps to build a completely virtualized infrastructure.