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VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition by Scott Lowe, Forbes Guthrie

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Chapter 6

Storage

The storage component of any design of a vSphere environment is commonly regarded as one of the most crucial to overall success. It's fundamental to the capabilities of virtualization. Many of the benefits provided by VMware's vSphere wouldn't be possible without the technologies and features offered by today's storage equipment.

Storage technologies are advancing at a tremendous pace, particularly notable for such a traditionally staunch market. This innovation is being fueled by new hardware capabilities, particularly with widespread adoption of flash-based devices. Pioneering software advancements are being made possible via the commoditization of many storage array technologies that were previously only available to top-tier ...

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