The important role of storage for success in server virtualization: breaking performance & manageability barriers
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Server virtualization is an ever more important tool for reducing cost, increasing availability, and enhancing business agility. Many of virtualization's additional benefits require external shared storage with a comprehensive feature set to support them. Without proper planning, it is all too easy to see the savings from server virtualization be misdirected toward inefficient storage systems. IP SANs are frequently seen as overcoming cost and management limitations of traditional storage area networks (SANs) and are becoming very popular in virtualized server environments. This white paper sponsored by HP + Intel describes the advantages of scale-out iSCSI storage in four areas and illustrates how SANs provide better overall support for virtualized environments.