Using Application-Aware Storage Virtualization to Modernize the Datacenter
Datacenter resources have traditionally been underutilized while drawing enormous amounts of power and taking up valuable floor space. Storage virtualization has been a positive evolutionary step in the datacenter, driving consolidation of resources to maximize utilization and power savings, as well as to simplify management and maintenance. However, with all the benefits of virtualization comes a wholesale change in the way that storage administrators plan for implementation, management, backup, and recovery. To make the datacenter more efficient, administrators need to get the most from server and storage resources they purchase.