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Block virtualization case study #3: EMC Invista
<B>February 21, 2008</B>—Wikibon was initially skeptical when EMC cited Purdue University as a key reference for its Invista 2.0 virtualization engine. Several Wikibon members indicated that a university environment was not the classic reference model for mission-critical business applications.
Block virtualization case study #2: HDS USP V
<B>February 20, 2008</B>—CS3 is a financial industry leader migrating to an IT model that relies on a "flat" or horizontal server approach, meaning it uses many smaller servers rather than smaller numbers of large servers. This proves challenging for the storage group because CS3 is often rolling in dozens of new servers each week.
Block virtualization case study #1: IBM SVC
<B>February 19, 2008</B>—While CS1, a large retailer, was satisfied with the performance and availability of its Tier-1 storage platforms (consisting exclusively of EMC's Symmetrix arrays), rapid growth of Tier-2 applications (mainly Windows-based) and increased demand for storage to support the company's growth were creating business constraints.
LeftHand bundles virtual storage with VMware
<B>February 18, 2008</B>—LeftHand Networks today announced a new way to buy a complete virtualized infrastructure by bundling VMware's ESX virtual server technology with LeftHand's own Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) software
SGI teams with LSI on virtualization platform
<B>February 13, 2008</B>—SGI this week unveiled a virtualization appliance and software that provide a vendor-agnostic way to migrate data in any storage environment without application downtime.
NetApp targets virtual environments
<B>February 12, 2008</B>—Network Appliance today announced new software products for VMware virtual server infrastructures, as well as a set of professional services and a new partner program.
Software as a Service (SaaS) meets storage
<B>February 8, 2008</B>—With the growing acceptance of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model, many storage software vendors are moving to gain a foothold in this emerging market. The SaaS application delivery model established its roots in the CRM, HR, billing, and collaboration application markets.
F5 expands file virtualization software
<B>February 5, 2008</B>—This week, F5 Networks announced the general availability of two new software products for file virtualization environments: