Federal agencies are adopting virtualization to meet demands for optimizing performance, but legacy data storage creates bottlenecks that can undermine the benefits promised by virtual applications. Storage designed to accommodate virtualized workloads can provide the performance, flexibility and end-to-end visibility needed to modernize and optimize data centers.
Unfortunately, various elements in the information infrastructure evolve at different rates. Legacy systems being maintained in the enterprise can hamper the ability to realize the full benefit of more modern technology as it is introduced.
To help address this issue in public sector IT, GovLoop partnered with Tintri, an industry leader in building VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications, to discuss why a system designed from the ground up to provide storage for virtualized workloads is needed to address the issues created by virtualization. We spoke with Dennis Sheehan, Director, Systems Engineering at Tintri, about how storage that is virtual-machine-aware and designed to accommodate virtual workloads can help modernize and optimize federal data centers so that agencies get the most from their virtualization investments.