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Best Practices in Storage for Server and Desktop Virtualization

Published: 30 August 2013

ID: G00247364

Analyst(s): Dave Russell


Using virtualization in a targeted implementation process can help infrastructure and operations leaders and storage administrators modernize their storage infrastructure. Using these effective processes can help manage storage costs, reduce risk and improve storage efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Why Is Storage Heavily Impacted by Virtualization?


  • Architect Storage Specifically to Support a Virtualized Environment
  • Leverage New Options to Back Up and Recover Virtualized Servers
  • Use Cloned Boot Volumes
  • Use Thin Provisioning to Improve Storage Utilization
  • Use Data Reduction Technologies for Server and SHVD Virtualization
  • Use VMware Storage I/O Control

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