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InfoStor In-Depth
Storage Virtualization
December 18, 2006

Sponsored by RELDATA Inc
The RELDATA Universal IP Storage System lets you match your storage strategy to your business strategy by providing open, modular iSCSI SAN and NAS solutions in a single appliance. Expanding and virtualizing storage to meet data growth or application needs is quick and easy with RELDATA because it’s based on familiar IP networking technology.




It’s been a long time coming, but users are starting to deploy storage virtualization for a number of reasons -- and in a number of different ways. This week’s In-Depth collection focuses on block- and file-level virtualization with articles from a number of leading industry analysts.

CONTENTS

Storage virtualization becoming a reality
Taneja Group analyst Steve Norall examines the virtualization market, analyzes the architecture options, and surveys the vendor landscape. More...

The case for storage virtualization
Evolving Solutions architect Michael Keeler says that there are many benefits, as well as risks, associated with virtualization. More...

What are the real benefits of virtualization?
According to Mesabi Group analyst David Hill, a partial list of potential benefits includes improved service levels, a reduction in management complexity, and improved utilization of storage assets. More...

Guidelines for evaluating NAS virtualization
Peripheral Concepts covers the benefits of file-based virtualization, as well as users’ selection criteria. More...

Making the transition to consolidated NAS
Consolidating file servers involves decisions regarding virtualization, operating systems, protocol compatibility, and NAS gateways, explains Jerome Wendt. More...

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Sponsored by RELDATA Inc
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