Date Added: May 2011
As IT has increasingly implemented server virtualization, it has neglected storage virtualization. Storage represents a rapidly growing investment for IT, and virtualizing storage resources represents an opportunity to double the benefits data centers achieve through server virtualization. As organizations seek to implement storage virtualization, they can choose scale - up or scale-out virtualization. This paper describes how scale out storage - which is managed in the server stack - enables IT to better align IT resources with business requirements.