Just what are storage hypervisors? There are several companies that claim to have storage hypervisors. Wikipedia states that a hypervisor is “conceptually one level higher than a supervisory program”. We also know that from our normal use of hypervisors that they manage the underlying resources that a guest uses. Do these definitions work for a storage hypervisor?
Whether you use replication as a means of disaster avoidance or disaster recovery, replication of your virtual environment between hot sites has always been a win. With current technology it is even possible to replicate to a replication receiver cloud which could provide a measure of business continuity as well. So who are the players and who provides what service, and how do they do it?
FCoE is making rapid advances spurred on by NetApp, QLogic and others including CA, Cisco, DataDirect Networks, EMC, FalconStor, Finisar, HP, Infortrend, LSI, Microsoft, Promise Technology, and Symantec.