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What are the different types of virtual file storage?

Learn about the different types of virtual file storage, like InfiniBand and fibre, and how they might be helpful in a blade server virtualization project.

Q: What kind of storage is supported by virtual blade servers?

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Martin MacLeod is an IT consultant based in London with several years' experience deploying and supporting blade servers in volume. He also blogs at bladewatch.com, where he tracks news on blade servers, grids and virtualization. Listen to the rest of Martin's answers on blade server virtualization by downloading our blade server virtualization podcast.

It's going to depend by vendor. There are a lot of new, exciting technologies coming out, whether it's the unified kind of network and SAN solution or straightforward solution like InfiniBand and fibre. It's going to depend on what blades you're buying, what needs you have in your business, and how you're going to fit those needs with a virtualization solution.

This was last published in February 2008

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