What Is Storage Virtualization?

Storage virtualization involves aggregating multiple physical storage devices into a single virtual entity, enabling hosts to interact with storage resources through this virtual layer.

This abstraction masks the underlying physical devices from the user, facilitating more efficient management of storage resources. It also adds an additional layer of security and enhances integration with existing hardware virtualization infrastructures.

Virtualization also enables companies to scale storage resources quickly, streamline disaster recovery processes, reduce storage costs, and combine storage solutions from multiple vendors into a single resource.