This chapter provides an introduction to the Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments, also referred to as RAVE version 2. The new architecture is based on the IBM System Storage N series, with its new Clustered Data ONTAP Operating System, as a key component in designing, building, and operating infrastructure with virtualized server, and for cloud-based solutions. RAVE version 1 was based on Data ONTAP 7-mode Operating System.
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