This chapter contains a general description of virtualization concepts and provides an explanation about storage virtualization in the Storwize V7000 Unified system.
5.1 User requirements that drive storage virtualization
In today’s environment, there is an emphasis on an IBM Smarter Planet® and dynamic infrastructure. Thus, there is a need for a storage environment that is as flexible as the application and server mobility.
In a non-virtualized storage environment, every system is an “island” that must be managed separately. ...