Automating, Simplifying, Utilising
As computing power spreads throughout an organisation, storage can become an unmanageable problem. Fragmented pools of storage are inefficient and wasteful. They are difficult to manage and back up. But by using storage virtualisation, you can manage your storage assets much more effectively.
Storage virtualisation provides many advantages for you:
- Improves your device utilisation levels.
- Reduces storage management complexity and overall costs.
- Facilitates interoperability and more "open" storage systems.
- Enables resource consolidation.
- Enables applications to more fully leverage virtualised storage, thanks to the tight integration of operating systems and virtualisation technology.
First, it enables the pooling of multiple physical resources into a smaller number of resources or even a single resource, which reduces complexity. Many environments have become complex, which increases the storage management gap. With regard to resources, pooling is an important way to achieve simplicity.
A second advantage of using storage virtualisation is that it automates many time-consuming tasks. In other words, policy-driven virtualisation tools take people out of the loop of addressing each alert or interrupt in the storage business. Considering the scarcity of trained storage personnel, this advantage becomes increasingly important as IT businesses grow.
A third advantage of storage virtualisation is that it can be used to disguise the overall complexity of the infrastructure. This has helped many businesses in the tier-2 and tier-3 world of backup, recovery, and archiving technologies.