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Why is storage virtualization needed?

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What is Storage Virtualization in Cloud Computing?

Storage virtualization is the sharing of physical storage into multiple storage devices which further appears to be a single storage device. It can be also called as a group of an available storage device which simply manages from a central console.

This virtualization provides numerous benefits such as easy backup, achieving, and recovery of the data. This whole process requires very less time and works in an efficient manner. Storage virtualization in Cloud Computing does not show the actual complexity of the Storage Area Network (SAN). This virtualization is applicable to all levels of SAN.

Why is storage virtualization needed?

Despite the drive for digital transformation, IT departments are held back by the constant need to administer, tune, and maintain storage infrastructure that supports apps and data. In fact, to achieve high storage availability, IT deals with a great deal of hardware complexity and overhead cost.

A recent survey of IT decision-makers conducted by ESG for HPE found that 93% see storage and data management complexity impeding digital transformation. And 67% of surveyed organizations see fragmented data visibility across hybrid cloud creating business risk. That means enterprises must fundamentally change the piecemeal technology used to manage data and infrastructure. They need to break down all the complexity and silos for their data and infrastructure across the hybrid cloud.

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor

 

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is a powerful, easy-to-use solution for multi-vendor, agentless NAS and SAN performance monitoring and capacity monitoring and forecasting for your storage devices. Configure a wide range of custom and pre-defined alarms and reports quickly and efficiently to get a comprehensive picture of your storage system. SolarWinds SRM can help to avoid downtime and keep your storage infrastructure working at peak performance.

Because it designs to enable end-to-end, unified storage monitoring, SolarWinds SRM gives a comprehensive view of your organization's data storage health. SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) provides dashboards created with ease of use and customization that can assist you in identifying crucial performance and capacity statistics at the device (array/filer), pool, and LUN levels. SRM works with various devices and suppliers to provide real-time, uniform insight across all layers of your storage system. You can reduce unplanned downtime with a rapid setup, simple UI, and detailed reports.

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