In this commercial business world, every sector is growing rapidly with increasing performance and efficiency. Information technology sector is rising with new marketing trends and innovations. It is swiftly meeting the increasing industrial requirements along with the growing data. Data is an important asset for all organizations. Hence, it is important to store and maintain the information securely. Most of the organizations are working under this industry with several business streams like software programming, hardware development, IT services, business process outsourcing and many more. Data is the most important asset for all these industrial streams.
Generally, most companies use servers to store and maintain the information. These devices can provide network connection to the multiple systems. These can also provide data access for multiple users in different systems within organization. But, most of the servers have limited capacity. Hence, these devices cannot store maximum data. Moreover, data storage is the main hassle for all kinds of organization from small sized to large sized. To overcome these storage problems, many organizations have implemented virtualization technology. Storage virtualization is mostly used in storage area network (SAN) devices as it is high speed sub network of shared storage devices.
The creation of a virtual version of a resource or device like server, storage device, network device and more into one or more execution environments is called as virtualization. It has the framework to divide the devices or resources into these environments. It has the capacity to turn the multiple devices into a single virtual device to enhance the storage efficiency. Storage virtualization can augment the storage space and makes the other functions easier such as data backup, archiving, recovery management and many more. It can be implemented through software application on these storage devices. It consumes less time to perform all these functionalities to improve the reliability and flexibility.
These days, it is the common technical term in IT industry with other specifications such as server virtualization, network and application virtualization, operating system-level virtualization and many more. It can offer various benefits like tremendous flexibility to build the storage solutions and more. It can provide high processing power to rapid data access, file server clustering to present single file space and many more. It can save the operational costs and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) to provide more benefits to the industry.
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