Virtualization: Driving Data Center Flexibility

HOW DATA IS FLEXIBLE

Virtualization Drives Flexibility to Meet Application Needs


Given the challenges associated with general-purpose architectures (fixed resources, underutilization, and overprovisioning), virtualization is well established within today’s modern data center. These hyper-converged infrastructures combine IT resources into a single virtualized system, delivering software-defined computing, storage, and networking. Composable infrastructures deliver even more flexibility and treat the IT resources as services. High-density compute, storage, and network racks use software to create a virtual application environment that provides whatever resources the application needs in real time. The virtual servers can be provisioned as needed under software control to achieve the required performance to meet workload demands.

$8.36B by 2026

The global data virtualization market is expected to reach $8.36 billion in revenue by 2026 — up from $1.68 billion in 20171

19.5% CAGR

The global data virtualization market is expected to grow 19.5% from 2017 to 20261

27% Virtualized

Approximately 27% of organizations globally run near fully virtualized data centers — up 19% in one year2

Storage virtualization refers to storage that isn’t directly accessible to the storage consumer. It can be a server, server instance, client system or other system that needs storage. Nearly all storage in the data center and public and private clouds is virtualized. 

SOURCE: CLARIFYING WHAT CLOUD AND VIRTUALIZED DATA STORAGE REALLY MEAN BY LOGAN HARBAUGH (SEARCHSTORAGE, JULY 2018)
VIRTUALIZATION DELIVERS VALUE

Proper Resource Use Improves Performance


The increased resource utilization afforded by virtualization can have a significant and positive impact on IT efficiency, which translates into improved business or operational performance. The requirements for shared storage resources are greater with suitable solutions, not only — providing the highest storage capacities, but also architectural efficiencies that maximize storage performance. Proper resource use also delivers ease of management, cost-effective data services, and proactive data protection.


Today’s data-centric architectures require more control over the blend of resources that each application needs, so optimized levels of compute, storage, and networking can be delivered and scaled independent of one another.

SUPPORTING DATA FLEXIBILITY
 

Western Digital Supports Virtualization Environments with a Portfolio of Products that Offer Flexibility and Deliver Optimum Performance 

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VIRTUALIZATION EXPERTS AGREE

Virtualization is not necessarily the end game for the data center. Organizations will continue to count on physical systems for quite some time. In fact, virtualization itself will evolve, with new hypervisors and new takes on the technology, like containers. Enterprise solutions that protect physical and virtual environments and have a proven track record of adapting as new technologies come to market, may be a better fit for the data center. Additionally, they can ensure current challenges presented by virtualization don’t break the backup process.

SOURCE: WHY VIRTUALIZATION STILL BREAKS BACKUP BY GEORGE CRUMP (STORAGE SWITZERLAND, 4/12/18)

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Disclosures

1. Source: Data Virtualization Market to Observe Strong Development of 19.5% CAGR by 2026 | Global Key Players - SAP SE, Denodo, TIBCO, Red Hat Linux Training, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Informatica, Press Release by Market Prognosis (OpenPR, 7/4/18)   2. Source: 2017 State of Storage in Virtualization, Tegile, 2017   
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