Enterprise storage arrays do a few things very well: They accelerate performance, offload data copying and movement, and assist in sharing. But virtualization changes all that, throwing this "fruit salad" into the blender! In this session, Stephen Foskett will discuss why this happens and what storage and virtualization companies are doing to address it. Foskett will touch on virtualization technologies such as VAAI, ODX, VASA, and vVol as well as SAN and NAS storage protocols, tiering and caching, and special-purpose storage arrays.
This is a recording of Stephen Foskett's presentation at the Melbourne Australia VMUG User Conference, February 2013.