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CXO Mumbai: Storage virtualization concerns

Really, I can totally understand this. I will be giving a press conference in Africa in the coming weeks. I will address the issues that are bothering the IT managers and CEOs/CIOs the most. The problem is pretty clear: A pretty new data center suddenly has to undergo changes: blades, virtualization, desktop virtualization are great new technologies BUT they do make you think before you start revamping your data center. I am not saying that it is not possible, its just that you ought to watch out for the "proverbial pitfalls!"

Today's typical data center houses equipment from many large yet independent server and storage systems. There are also servers running a variety of operating systems with some storage attached. Many of these servers run a single application, and in some cases, these have been built into distinct and separate silos, resulting in hundreds and sometimes thousands of these silos in the data center of today's larger enterprises.

This proliferation has introduced considerable physical complexity and made the management of devices and data very difficult for IT Managers.

The solution to this complexity is to introduce virtualization technology at the server, networking, and the storage layer within the infrastructure fabric.


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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
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I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




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