Server virtualization has been good business for virtualization software and storage networking vendors, but for data storage users, it can be something of a struggle, as proliferating virtual machines (VMs) require additional storage capacity and other workarounds to alleviate the utilization and performance degradation that can come with a virtual server environment (see Server Virtualization Drives Storage Networking Sales).
One solution to the problem, according to some in the storage industry, is storage virtualization.
According to Steven Murphy, CEO of unified storage vendor Reldata, there are some storage solutions that can alleviate such problems because of their ability to virtualize unused assets. Murphy suggests that one area to look at is how well any storage vendor allows the customer, in the full virtualization of both servers and the alignment of storage, to leverage storage assets, especially multi-vendor assets.
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