Simplified volume configuration:
Users can quickly expand virtual disks on the fly and configure the
storage to the specific environment, such as on-the-fly RAID
Simplified data management:
Users can easily manage, copy, mirror, and swap data within the
storage box and across the SAN. Some storage virtualization
solutions allow an administrator to create backup and mirror space
on disks configured nearly anywhere on the SAN.
Centralized storage in heterogeneous server environments:
Different servers with different operating systems can attach to and
share a massive, centralized storage pool concurrently.
Maximized system performance:
The virtualization application can intelligently distribute data in
such a way as to maximize performance. Data from a single file
can be spread over multiple spindles, providing faster access