NetApp Data ONTAP software’s storage virtualization technology simplifies enterprise data management and reduces TCO.The NetApp® Data ONTAP® software environment incorporates storage virtualization technology that simplifies enterprise data management, while dramatically reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). The momentum in data center virtualization has increased the focus on virtualization technologies, which contribute to more effective application provisioning, business continuity, and resource consolidation. But the extent to which virtualization technology can deliver these benefits depends upon the completeness of the storage-virtualization solution and how well it is integrated into the core data management architecture. Data ONTAP enables a logical presentation of data based on virtual storage pools that are not constrained by physical storage infrastructure, so you can attend to your critical business applications instead of hardware complexity. NetApp provides storage-virtualization technology at every storage hierarchy level, and this capability is built into all NetApp storage platforms.