Storage Virtualization Options: The Pros And Cons

May 4, 2012: In the second of a two-part series on storage virtualization, based on a new InformationWeek report, Strategy: Storage Virtualization Guide, Network Computing takes a closer look at the pros and cons of the available storage virtualization options. Part 1, The Importance Of Storage Virtualization,” examined the various places within the IT infrastructure where storage virtualization can take place, including servers and disk arrays, and via physical and virtual appliances.

One could assume that the dynamic duo of EMC and its majority-owned VMware, the leaders in storage and virtualization, respectively, would have an unfair advantage in storage virtualization. Not so, says Howard Marks, founder and chief scientist at, a storage and networking consultancy, and a frequent contributor to Network Computing and InformationWeek.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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