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September 2015

Coupling virtualization and storage

Sponsored by SearchServerVirtualization

The growing strain on storage systems has led IT to look for ways to help maximize efficiency and mitigate waste. It is possible to move away from traditional siloed LUNs and address storage volumes in terms of VMs.

This handbook examines the emergence of virtualization-aware storage and its promised improvements to virtualized data centers. Included is a discussion about ways to deploy virtualization-aware storage and the features. SearchServerVirtualization contributors also outline use cases and benefits that should be evaluated along the way. Though virtualization-aware storage offers better provisioning and management for admins, there are cloud services (such as the AWS Elastic File System) that deserve attention, as they may more effectively solve the same storage problems.

Table Of Contents

  • Understanding virtualization-aware storage
  • Evaluating new storage for virtualization options