Introduction to storage virtualization
This chapter defines storage virtualization. It gives a short overview of today’s most critical storage issues and explains how storage virtualization can help you solve these issues.
1.1 Storage virtualization
Storage virtualization is an overused term. Often, people use it as a buzzword to claim that a product is virtualized. Almost every storage hardware and software product can technically claim to provide a form of block-level virtualization. So, where do we define actual storage virtualization? Does ...

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