White Paper: Understanding Network and Storage Fabric


Server virtualization is gaining tremendous popularity among modern datacenters. As a technology solution, it offers the promise of reducing capital and operating costs by consolidating physical servers, reducing down time, and speeding deployments. Although server virtualization can reduce costs on the server side, it brings with it a new set of I/O challenges. These new I/O challenges threaten to substantially reduce the savings of server virtualization. 



Server virtualization is gaining tremendous popularity among modern datacenters. As a technology solution, it offers the promise of reducing capital and operating costs by consolidating physical servers, reducing down time, and speeding deployments. Although server virtualization can reduce costs on the server side, it brings with it a new set of I/O challenges. These new I/O challenges threaten to substantially reduce the savings of server virtualization. 

The I/O challenges from server virtualization stem from the inherent consolidation and flexibility of virtualization. When multiple physical servers are consolidated into a single machine and then virtualized, the I/O resources from all of those servers must combine onto a single server. This can quickly explode the resource requirement of the physical machines, both in number of connections and the speed of those connections. Additionally, the reduced down time and faster deployments made possible by virtual server mobility come at the prise of requiring SAN storage and unilateral resource availability. 

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