Podcast: Issues you'll face implementing storage virtualization

What advantages can storage virtualization bring to storage environments? What about downsides? In this podcast, hear about the issues storage pros face when virtualizing storage.

Podcast summary: Storage virtualization can bring many compelling advantages to a storage administrator, such as reducing provisioning time as well as providing the capability for thin provisioning. But even veteran storage administrators who implement a virtualized storage environment may be disconcerted by the fact that they no longer know exactly which disks their data is on. George Crump, founder and senior analyst at consulting firm Storage Switzerland, discusses these and other issues related to storage virtualization.

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This was first published in June 2008

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