Because we live in an increasingly virtual world, many organizations are not only virtualizing their servers, they are also exploring the benefits of virtualized storage. CPO brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “How Object Storage Is Taking Storage Virtualization to the Next Level.”

Storage virtualization is not entirely new as it gained popularity over a decade ago, but it is in the infant stages of sharing storage resources by bringing physical storage from different devices together in a centralized place. This strategy is designed to help organizations improve agility and performance while reducing hardware and resource costs.

One benefit to virtual storage is that organizations no longer need to predict what their utilization requirements will be today, tomorrow or next year. Storage virtualization can do a much better job of protecting and securing your data, especially the content and data that is unstructured.

Melody K. Smith

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