Date Added: May 2009
The HP StorageWorks SAN virtualization Services Platform or SVSP is a network-based storage virtualization solution that enables enterprises to manage, pool, and share storage resources to improve efficiency, simplify operations, and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It then describes the HP SVSP architecture, its benefits, and the various data management services that SVSP provides. Finally, this paper presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.