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Data storage managers tasked with creating a strategic vision must come to terms with a hard fact: VMware places new and sometimes unprecedented pressures on storage. Physical servers can be consolidated into a single VMware host, and virtual servers are transportable to other hosts, storage systems and even other data centers. When contemplating an efficient VMware storage architecture, you need to choose a storage protocol, estimate overhead associated with various IPs and decide how to leverage solid-state drives. Whether you are building a virtualized environment to replace a dozen servers or 100 servers, robust storage architectures will be needed to maximize your investment. We outline the chief questions you need answers to when architecting a VMware environment. Access >>>
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How to allocate and configure virtual machine storage
Two key tasks of a virtual server implementation are determining how much storage will be needed to support the system, and how to handle the initial...
Storage for VMware
Many of today's storage managers are well versed in virtual server storage and its benefits. But they are also growing familiar with the host of ...