sponsored by Dell, Inc.
Posted:  25 Mar 2009
Published:  25 Mar 2009
Format:  PDF
Length:  2  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English
Although hardware storage prices have come down, storage administration and software expenses still run about seven times the cost of storage hardware. For many businesses, controlling these costs is crucial to lowering the total cost of ownership. Storage consolidation provides a partial solution by expanding device connectivity and reducing points of management. However, once storage is consolidated, the job is only half done. You still need a centralized, flexible method of management that masks the complexity of the storage environment and reduces administrative overhead. That's where virtualization fits in.

Operating system technologies have moved toward virtualization in a variety of areas, but the goal is the same: to make a complicated task easy to perform. This is accomplished by simplifying cumbersome tasks - like allocating storage, load balancing, configuring RAID, and backing up and restoring data. This paper gives a break down of this.

Backups | Data Management | Disaster Recovery | NAS | SAN | Server Virtualization | Storage Virtualization | TCO

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