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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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7.3. Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization is very often positioned as a new technology that is a wonderful solution for all problems. In reality, the term storage virtualization represents a slew of technologies, some of which are new, and some of which have actually been around for quite some time.

Simply put, storage virtualization offers the ability to specify functional and application characteristics of the desired storage requirements without paying any attention to the details of the underlying hardware (e.g., type, vendor, location). As a simple illustration, consider the following example: An administrator specifies the need for an 80GB volume to back up data, but unfortunately all the hardware underlying the backup application ...

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