Storage Virtualization

For organizations with growing data stores, storage virtualization is a critical component to a successful IT strategy. The primary concept behind storage virtualization is pooling—a method of abstracting and integrating multiple storage assets so they can be centrally managed and efficiently allocated among applications.

Storage virtualization has inherent benefits for storage management, such as the ability to migrate data with relative ease. Storage virtualization also paves the way for centralized administration of partitioning, provisioning, backup and recovery, replication and mirroring, compression, security and compliance, fault management, and more. While each of these aspects improves storage performance in some way, collectively they optimize storage utilization which translates into better performance and cost savings for an organization.

Storage Virtualization and VCE Data Protection Tools

Virtualization improves physical asset utilization while also enabling IT to respond more quickly to the shifting needs of business users. VCE Vblock™ Systems converged infrastructure solutions provide native support for server virtualization and storage virtualization, deriving from industry-leading EMC storage and VMware virtualization technologies.

For a complete storage virtualization and data backup and recovery solution, Vblock Systems are available with pre-integrated data protection solutions such as EMC Avamar, EMC RecoverPoint, and EMC VPLEX.

What You Can Expect from a VCE Storage Virtualization Solution

Vblock Systems are designed, built, and factory-tested as integrated units, ensuring that VCE customers benefit from rapid system deployment and predictable performance.

VCE Vblock System solutions allow IT administrators to manage storage assets as a single tiered array. A major benefit is that migration between physical arrays becomes an easy task. VCE's unified technical support for the entire Vblock infrastructure stack—compute, storage, networking, and virtualization—is another time-saver for system administrators.

Vblock System 720 is the go-to choice for customers seeking enterprise-class storage virtualization. Its signature offering is the EMC Symmetrix VMAX family. Robust enough for large virtualization and cloud computing environments, the Vblock System 720 supports thousands of virtual machines. This premium Vblock solution supports a wide range of enterprise applications, including end user computing systems, ERP solutions such as SAP, communication solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, and vertical applications like financial applications or healthcare IT solutions.

VCE also offers professional services that can help you plan, deploy, and optimize your Vblock Systems storage virtualization solution.

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