Data Storage Virtualization in Cloud Computing
Cloud computing and server virtualization strategies abound. Cloud computing can be private, public, or a hybrid of the two. Although this paper briefly discusses public cloud computing, the focus is on cloud computing in the data center. Virtualization can be applied to servers, storage, networks, and desktops. Mainframe and UNIX server virtualization technologies are mature and widely deployed. But server virtualization is emerging rapidly and this paper discusses the impact of server virtualization on the data center network. Much discussion about server virtualization and cloud computing highlights immediate access to unlimited amounts of computing, storage, and network bandwidth.