Date Added: Nov 2009
This white paper introduces different ways of implementing storage virtualization and illustrates how the virtualization technology embedded in Infortrend ESVA storage systems benefits users with optimized efficiency of storage utilization. Storage virtualization is a technology to create logical abstraction that isolates applications from physical storage systems. It allows administrators to gather, organize, allocate and manage a heterogeneous collection of storage resources without regard to the applications using it. The main benefits of storage virtualization are improved resource utilization and simplified management, which make the technology especially attractive in the challenging economy.