Virtualisation software specifications

Product snapshots that highlight key specifications for a cross-section of popular virtualisation software products.

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 November 2006.

The following specifications have been provided by vendors and are periodically updated. Vendors are welcome to submit their updates and new product specifications to

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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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