The term virtualization has been over used and over hyped by many companies, and this misuse of the term virtualization has caused some confusion. Simply put, virtualization means “abstraction”. The virtualization solution abstracts the underlying details and complexity of whatever it is virtualizing.
In part 1, I discussed how to leverage Virtual Tape to green the datacenter and the environment. In this part, I will focus on how storage virtualization can help reduce power consumption and datacenter floor space requirements.
One of the hottest topics in IT these days is "Green". When the term green is used in reference to IT, it usually means more than just being environmentally friendly. For Information Technology, green also means needing less money to pay the bills for power, cooling, datacenter floor space, and the gas needed to ship tapes back and forth between the datacenter and offsite storage or DR location.
In order to achieve greater efficiencies for IT investments, most IT models leverage the Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) standards model when implementing solutions within the organization.
With the economy being what it is, and all the consolidation going on in very large US business, the ability to provide complete data mobility is becoming a very interesting topic for many a CIO these days.