IT professionals who have experience with server virtualization know that like server virtualization, storage virtualization enables consolidation, which reduces complexity and cost. Storage and server virtualization are also similar in their ability to provide increased availability, fault tolerance, and mobility. Given the similarities, it's not surprising that, in an earlier study, ESG learned that an increasing number of organizations are deploying server and storage virtualization together. Fifty-seven percent had either already deployed storage virtualization in conjunction with server virtualization or planned on doing so within the next 24 months at the time of that survey.
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