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Realizing the Promise of Storage Virtualization: Where Does Storage and Data Virtualization Live?
Companies spend billions of dollars on software every year with the intention that these purchases will alleviate common management, monitoring and operational issues. The assumption is that, as a result, the IT infrastructures will be less complex, integrate more seamlessly, and that issues or problems will be avoided.
Managing the virtual infrastructure end-to-end is becoming more challenging as virtual environments continue to grow and more data center elements meld into the “cloud”. Ideally, an organization's management interface should have the ability to view, manage and report on the physical and virtual environment regardless of the operating system.
This whitepaper will discuss how the push for continued virtualization and the “cloud” - along with a consolidated view that manages the infrastructure - is quickly becoming a reality due to market and end-user demand. You'll also learn what questions to ask yourself to assist in creating an organizational strategy for the best management approach.