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How to find and fix your virtual server storage bottlenecks

When virtual servers first appeared in data centers, storage generally wasn't up to the task. Today, most vendors have tuned their wares to better support virtual environments. But you still might have to get under the hood to fix a bottleneck or two.

This issue of Storage magazine highlights what to look for when it comes to finding virtual server bottlenecks that remain among data storage problems, and fixing them. Read on and you will also learn about the rise of hybrid cloud benefits and the current salary outlook in data storage jobs.

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