Unified storage is infrastructure that supports multiple types of storage within a single management framework. In an ideal scenario, an admin can access a single set of tools and functions that are transparent to the type of storage used.

Wikibon used NetApp storage as the standard in an investigation into the business justification for consolidating the storage required to support Microsoft Windows installations onto unified storage. Read this report to learn why Wikibon strongly recommends that IT management responsible for a predominantly Microsoft Windows environment and without the requirement to support very I/O-intensive applications and/or extreme RPO/RTO requirements pursue a unified storage strategy.