Strategy: Storage for Highly Converged Networks

Jul 05, 2011


Very Virtual: Storage for Highly Converged Networks

Server virtualization is, without a doubt, the most impactful infrastructure trend for today’s enterprise data center architects. Our latest InformationWeek Analytics Virtualization Management Survey shows 65% of respondents plan to have 25% or more of their production servers virtualized by the end of this year; 26% will virtualize 75% or more. Other polls show the number with no plans to adopt in the low single digits. But server virtualization poses challenges to long-standing architectural assumptions, demanding greater flexibility, performance and integration. In return, virtualization gives us a bridge to the future, enabling new, highly flexible data center and hybrid internal/external computing concepts to become reality. (S3110711)

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