Data growth over the past 15 years has created increased storage management costs for every organization. IT Administrators are stuck managing multiple islands of storage from multiple vendors, each with different management schemes. Storage virtualization enables businesses to consolidate storage resources into a virtual pool and fully utilize capacity with centralized management, for a more efficient environment. What's more, you can re-purpose decommissioned tier-1 storage into tier-2 or tier-3 applications.
Storage Virtualization gives you the flexibility and freedom to choose storage from vendors of your choice and keep your budget balanced.