Storage has become a keystone in the building of virtualized and cloud IT infrastructures. Yet, many obstacles lie in the way of implementing storage in virtualized and cloud environments, such as the difficulty of managing massive amounts of data related to Web-scale applications.
Such issues demand the storage industry take private clouds and virtualized data centers into consideration when designing new storage hardware. The number of storage vendors exhibiting at VMworld this week in San Francisco is testimony to their commitment to make new IT environments work for customers and channel partners.
Whether or not you were at VMworld, trying to understand the variety of storage offerings is tough. But turn the page, and you may find your life has just gotten a bit easier.
And don't forget to look at Part 1 of this storage wrap, which highlights 20 different storage products.