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8 Ways Storage Impacts Virtualized Environments

A storage-focused COMDEXvirtual panel concluded that a deep understanding of the impact of flash storage, virtual storage appliances, and other storage technologies is key to limiting their impact on the performance of virtualized environments.

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Storage Performance A Big Impact On Virtualization

Camberley Bates, managing director of analyst firm Evaluator Group, hosted a panel during the COMDEXvirtual conference on how storage performance impacts business' moves to virtualize their IT infrastructure.

Joining Bates on the panel were Paul Manning, vSpecialist manager at storage vendor EMC; Greg Knieriemen, vice president of marketing at Chi Corp., a Cleveland, Ohio-based solution provider; and Leah Schoeb, senior partner at Evaluator Group.

Bates started the discussion by noting that companies adopt virtualization to leverage and make better use of server resources including processor cores and memory in order to achieve economic savings and improve flexibility. However, she said, storage can quickly become a sticky point in that virtualization effort. "It's rare that IT has not dealt with some type of storage problem while they're bringing in more virtualization," she said.

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