The act of abstracting, hiding, or isolating the internal function of a storage (sub)system or service from applications, computer servers, or general network resources for the purpose of enabling application- and network-independent management of storage or data.
The application of virtualization to storage services or devices for the purpose of aggregating, hiding complexity, or adding new capabilities to lower-level storage resources.
Storage can be virtualized simultaneously in multiple layers of a system, for instance, to create hierarchical storage manager-like systems.
Storage virtualization is used to provide an aggregation of data blocks (a logical volume) to applications running on servers. This aggregation of blocks may reside on a single...
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