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Data storage server virtualization-What does this buzzword mean?

What is data storage server virtualization?

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Data storage server virtualization is the most misused buzzword in the data storage industry today.Whether it is to sell a SAN, a NAS, a network router or anything to do with data storage,data storage salesmen always speak about the wonderful data storage server virtualization techniques the product uses!

Jokes aside,data storage server virtualization is simply a set of data storage technologies that create an abstraction layer between logical storage and physical storage.

Advantages of data storage virtualization(if and when a perfect data storage virtualization storage solution is in the market!)

Where is data storage server virtualization today?

As the above description of the features of a perfect data storage server virtualization will tell you,there is no perfect data storage server virtualization product in the market today. 

Apart from marketing hype,data storage server virtualization exists only in the academic world. One good paper from Compaq talks about data storage server virtualization resulting in data storage becoming a utility. Data storage will be logically thought as a pool of available data storage to be accessed and managed through a logical abstraction layer.

Some of the almost data server virtualization products in the market include




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Last modified: December 12,2006