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virtual disk

virtual disk

(1) A disk drive simulated in memory (see RAM disk).

(2) Multiple disk drives viewed as one (see volume set).
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Surgient is already using the VMware virtual disk format specification to provide advanced virtual infrastructure management capabilities and as part of its next platform release available in the coming months.
The Microsoft Virtual Disk Service simplifies disk management by enabling the administrator to use a standardized storage management user interface, accessible from any Windows console, to manage both multi-vendor storage arrays and direct attached storage (DAS).
However, a superior virtualization solution succeeds at generating virtual disks that far surpass their physical cousins in speed and functionality.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Virtual Disk Service (VDS) along with The Fortra Storage Systems and QLogic SANsurfer VDS Manager will allow OEMs, resellers and end-users to sell and buy turn-key solutions -- a key factor to the success of the emerging SMB SAN market "
StorageTek has been a pioneering force in virtual disk storage technology since it introduced its advanced Virtual Architecture in 1994," said Dianne McAdam, senior analyst and partner, Data Mobility Group.
NYSE: STK) chairman, president and CEO, reaffirmed the company's continued commitment to disk storage and virtualization solutions and announced the immediate availability of the StorageTek V960 Shared Virtual Array(TM) (SVA(TM)) disk subsystem, the company's newest virtual disk offering.
Virtual disks that are set for dynamic growth don't shrink again when data is deleted.
Roger Archibald, StorageTek vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Group, said, "I spend much of my time talking with virtual disk users.
Virtual Disk Compaction - shrinks/compacts virtual disks that are set to grow-as-needed
Virtual disk also has pointers for every volume and every dataset, which allows for unique point-in-time snapshots of your data, thereby letting you make virtual "copies" instantly without consuming disk space.
Since 1994, StorageTek has led the industry with virtual disk subsystems and software that save customers time and extend storage resources far beyond that of legacy disk.

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