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This article is part of the March 2010, Vol. 20 issue of Critical decisions for virtualization storage
Virtualization often makes storage provisioning easier, adds value to storage, and eases the traditional pain of managing or allocating storage resources among various applications and users. More on virtualization storage management Reducing virtualization storage requirements with thin provisioning Virtualization storage pros and cons: Shared storage and beyond Costs savings with virtualization storage Saving money with virtualization storage management But virtualization doesn't guarantee trouble-free storage provisioning or improved storage performance. Administrators must allocate the right amount of virtualization storage -- at the right performance level -- for each application. It's also important for virtualization storage capacity and performance to remain within acceptable parameters as business conditions change. We’ll explore some of the nuisances of virtualization storage, such as challenges related to storage provisioning, storage performance and remote storage methods. Solid storage provisioning tactics The fundamental goal of storage ... Access >>>
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