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Business Value of Virtualized IT - Ensuring That Your Virtualized Servers and Storage Work in Harmony
The growing number of virtualized servers is affecting storage network environments, policies for provisioning capacity, and storage management and data protection practices. Storage assets allocated to virtualized servers can help deliver significant business value, but when deployed incorrectly can lead to "unintended consequences" that minimize the original business value of server virtualization. In this paper, IDC examines how implementing a virtualized networked storage environment ensures that organizations can maximize the benefits of server virtualization.