The growing amount of data along with the tendency to unify management and increase the level of application availability make storage virtualization more and more popular solution.
These are solutions that “hide” the physical disk arrays under the virtual device. Demand management for disk space available on all owned arrays is carried out from a single place. Storage virtualization solutions use to consolidate storage systems (disk arrays) from different providers, providing data mobility and infrastructure for highly available environments.
One, common and available for all servers and applications capacity for currently owned and further purchased disk arrays.
The ability to easily move data during operations. Thanks to this, migration or the process of exchanging existing arrays are much simpler.
The ability to match perfectly disk types for specific user needs.