Storage Is the Foundation
In any architecture, having a strong foundation is key, and this is especially true in virtualization. Many options are available, allowing virtualization to thrive in remote offices or the highest-performance data center. VSphere 5 raises the bar by providing additional array awareness, ensuring that the hypervisor can communicate with the storage. vSphere can use that information intelligently, moving VMs off a poorly performing volume. With so many options, you might think that the configuration will be very difficult, but vSphere provides the tools to ensure that the configuration is optimal.