WhatIs.com Word of the Day Archive

Dec 14 2012   1:35PM GMT

Word of the Day – virtual storage appliance (VSA)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“A common use case for VSAs is in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) where shared storage hasn’t been implemented. In these scenarios, virtual storage appliances consolidate direct-attached capacity on each physical host and create a virtual storage pool that looks like networked storage.”Eric Slack

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is virtual storage appliance (VSA). A VSA can take the place of of a hardware-based SAN or NAS.

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