Virtualisation has emerged as a significant tool in storage management, allowing administrators to pool storage resources. Pooled resources can then be organised, allocated, and managed without regard for their physical location. Virtualisation software offers relative convenience and ease of deployment, though it typically relies on the availability of host servers or intelligent switches. The product snapshots in this chapter highlight key specifications for a cross-section of popular virtualisation software products. The following products were selected based on input from industry analysts and SearchStorage editors, and specifications are current as of
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DataCore Software Corp.; SANmelody software
DataCore Software Corp.; SANsymphony software
EMC Corp.; Invista software
FalconStor Software; IPStor software
IBM; TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller (SVC)
Incipient Inc.; Network Storage Platform (iNSP)
Symantec Corp.; Veritas Storage Foundation
VMware Inc.; VMware Infrastructure 3 software suite
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