First Advisor

Lupo, James A.

Second Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.

Third Advisor

Likarish, Daniel M.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Systems Engineering


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

62 pages


Data storage and protection has moved to the forefront of Information Technology solutions because the business value of data has gained in rank and importance in the world of internet commerce. Modern business models are built around instant and continuous data availability and they would not be able to function without this quality. This level of data availability requires data storage technologies to be of increased flexibility and higher performance. However the more sophisticated technologies pose a greater challenge to the architects of data storage solutions who are required to evaluate products of much higher complexity and administrators who need to manage and monitor these installations. New tool sets are required to leverage the promise of the storage virtualization technologies and extract their full potential for an agile data center. New tool sets for storage virtualization will bring the IT organizations into the position of data service provider for the business groups.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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