The virtualization wave is quickly reaching its way down into the small-to-medium-sized business. Virtualization provides unmatched flexibility, performance, and utilization by allowing you to move server workloads from one virtual workspace to the next, maximizing server resources on the fly based on your business needs. Server virtualization eliminates the conventional, one application per server model and allows businesses to run multiple, virtual servers on a single physical machine. 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. Storage and server virtualization are complementary technologies that helps to build a completely virtualized infra-structure. When used together, server and storage virtualization are intended to derive greater benefit from each technology than deployed alone.
Baig, Mohammad Arif
"Combining Server And Storage Virtualization: A New Dimension for SMB’s,"
International Journal of Computer Science and Informatics: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcsi/vol2/iss3/2