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- The pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console
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- In storage, virtualization is a means by which multiple physical storage devices are viewed as a single logical unit. Virtualization can be accomplished in-band (in the data path) or out-of-band. Out-of-band virtualization does not compete for host resources, and can virtualize storage resources irrespective of whether they are DAS, NAS or SAN.
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- command device, LUN (Logical Unit Number), LUN Masking, SRM (Storage Resource Management), Storage Consolidation, Storage Virtualization, target, UCB (Unit Control Block), Unified Block and File Architecture, zoning