Date Added: Jan 2010
The growth in data storage requirements continues to impact organizations of all sizes. For those organizations whose size, budgets, or technical requirements fit into what is called the midrange, the comparative business value of solution choice depends upon several factors. In addition to acquisition costs these factors include administrative costs, scalability, reliability, capacity, and the ability to meet constantly changing business and technology needs through flexibility and versatility. Virtualization - abstracting physical resources to enable administering and utilizing them without direct interaction or concern for their locations, types, etc. - has brought ease of management as well as flexibility and versatility to many areas of IT.