How is your storage coping with its new virtualised world?

Virtualisation is one of the biggest trends in IT infrastructure. According to a recent survey by Kroll Ontrack, nearly one-third of respondents have 75-100 percent of their current environment stored in a virtualised environment.

However, whilst virtualisation has generally lived up to its promises, with less physical infrastructure needed to support servers, desktops and applications, it has had a negative effect on storage.

As virtual machines compete for available storage resources, there is greater demand for storage arrays to have increased flexibility, performance, and integration capabilities.

So how is your storage coping with its new virtualised world?

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