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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 12. Storage Virtualization: The Power in Volume Management Software and SAN Virtualization Systems

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Participate in meetings and planning sessions about storage virtualization strategies and products

  • Participate in evaluations of virtualization products

  • Discuss the benefits and risks of virtualization products with coworkers and vendors

  • Describe the differences between volume management and SAN virtualization systems

The manipulation of storage address spaces through storage virtualization technology is certainly one of the most important enabling technologies in storage area networking. In fact, it can be argued that all working SANs make use of some form of virtualization and that the value ...

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