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Virtualization is arguably one of the most prominent “buzz” technologies in the computing industry today – with more than $4.2 billion in reported deal values for M&A activity since December 2000. It’s a key component in just about any next-generation architecture due to its ability to break down the sheet metal bonds between systems and base resources and applications on logical instead of physical parameters. It has also signaled a major shift in the industry toward software value and hardware commoditization. Virtualization when used in a storage context is assumed to be virtualization of primary storage capacity for the purposes of sharing. But there’s a trend afoot that’s taking virtualization to the next level. Along with advances in disk technology/performance, component cost reductions, and emerging technologies in grid co... (more)