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EMC-NetApp bidding war stresses role of storage in virtualization

As NetApp and EMC vie to acquire Data Domain, virtualization users look for new ways to save money on storage.

The role of storage in virtualization took center stage this week as NetApp and EMC, VMware's parent company, staged a bidding war to acquire Data Domain.

As the two storage giants made offers approaching $2 billion, the focus for IT managers and systems administrators turned to saving money on storage for virtualization.

In this edition of This Week in Virtualization, find out how the NetApp-EMC bidding war will affect the virtualization market and learn about low-cost storage alternatives. The podcast also features news on the Hyper-V R2 release date.

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