Storage Virtualization in Cloud Computing
Software Virtualization in Cloud Computing
Storage virtualization in Cloud Computing is nothing but the sharing of physical storage into multiple storage devices which further appears to be a single storage device. Storage virtualization provides numbers of benefits such as easy backup, achieving, and recovery of the data. Storage virtualization can be implemented by using software applications or appliances.
storage virtualization is "the process of presenting a logical view of the physical storage resources to" a host computer system, "treating all storage media (hard disk, optical disk, tape, etc.) in the enterprise as a single pool of storage.
Types of Storage Virtualization
- Hardware Assisted Virtualization
- Kernel Level Virtualization
- Hypervisor Virtualization
- Full Virtualization
Advantages of Storage Virtualization
- Easy Retrieval and Upload of Data
- Better Management