VMware has announced a major update, which allows seamless transfer of data from one storage array to another with minimal downtime. The update will be available alter this year.
Here's a quote from an article at InternetNews.com:
According to Bogomil Balkansky, VMware's senior director of product marketing, its latest iteration takes virtualization to the next level by simplifying the process of moving data from one storage array to another in the datacenter.
The Storage VMotion lets administrators dynamically migrate data from one device to another based on a concept very similar to moving computing environments.
Virtualization has been a boon to enterprises as a solution to reduce data center costs by managing several virtual computing environments over one physical server.
VMware also announced the release of Update Manager for automatic patch updation and management of VMware's server hosts and virtual machines. (ZDNet)