Virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization helps the storage administrator perform the tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more easily, and in less time, by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN.
Users can implement virtualization with software applications or by using hardware and software hybrid appliances. The technology can be placed on different levels of a storage area network.
NetApp® V-Series open storage controllers provide leading data protection, data management, and storage efficiency for your existing EMC®, HDS, HP, IBM®, and Fujitsu® storage arrays.
Reclaim 35% or more capacity and reduce what you must spend for new disk drives to handle data growth by using NetApp storage efficiency features such as deduplication, thin provisioning, and compression. Optimize your workload performance with our broad flash portfolio.
Integrated Data Protection
Leverage NetApp integrated data protection for backup, replication, and business continuance—even between different types of storage arrays from different vendors.
Achieve higher utilization and better agility by using V-Series to virtualize your storage infrastructure. Scale capacity and performance without limits and manage petabytes of capacity per administrator.
Enable NAS and SAN gateways to your current storage arrays with V-Series’ support for multiple protocols (NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FCoE, and FC).