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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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Storage Pooling

There are many significant advantages to centralizing the management of storage in an organization. Centralized storage management gives administrators the best control over and information about how storage is being used. One of the most powerful concepts in storage networking is a storage management approach called storage pooling. Storage pooling is usually associated with storage subsystems and SAN virtualization systems, but it can also apply to volume management software.

The sections that follow discuss various benefits of storage pooling with SAN virtualization point products.

Storage Utilization with Pooled Storage

Storage utilization is expressed as a percentage of storage that is populated with data as a part of the ...

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