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HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform: Simplifying Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
Enterprise Strategy Group undertook an in-depth global survey of current and planned x86 server virtualization customers to better understand the relationship between the growing uses of storage virtualization in virtualized server environments. This report documents the results of ESG Lab testing of the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) with a focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous storage virtualization including centralized management, ease of use, thin provisioning, data mobility and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots. The enhanced high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of asynchronous remote mirroring are also presented.
Among other findings, ESG was impressed with the application's Explorer-like menus, intuitive right-click management, wizard-driven configuration, context-sensitive log views, comprehensive, detailed help files, and enterprise class storage virtualization capabilities. Read this report for more details, including graphical presentations and checklists of highlights and other issues to consider.