Critical Design Decisions: Server Virtualization and Networked Storage
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group
End-users should be looking for proven technologies that leverage existing investments and expertise. Why try to reinvent the wheel? Creating a virtual machine always involves the provisioning of additional storage resources and the process should be planned with the entire environment in mind. The potential for heterogeneous hypervisor environments is real - forcing business to make critical design decisions that offer the flexibility to adapt and provide the same features and benefits regardless of the hypervisor. Consider the value of being able to apply storage management best practices across the virtual and physical environment and deliver a common set of tools that can are tightly coupled between server and storage resources.