Gartner Research

Storage Virtualization

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234446

Analyst(s): Matthew Brisse , Gene Ruth


Data center storage infrastructures and components are rich in diversity. It can be a daunting challenge to select an appropriate configuration of storage hardware, transport protocol, connectivity and a management system to bring a storage environment under control. One size does not fit all. Diverse requirements add complexity and may prevent implementation of a monolithic storage environment. This reference architect template examines the architectures for implementing a storage environment.

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Template Description

  • Storage Virtualization Functions
  • Storage Virtualization Devices
  • Virtualized Subsystems

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