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This article is part of the May 2013 Vol. 12 No. 3 issue of How to improve your virtual server storage setups
Virtual server storage operations can have a profound effect on the storage network. Here are 10 ways to help ensure that your storage yields its best I/O for the VMs it supports. Enterprise virtual infrastructure will always use shared storage. It's a fact of life -- if you want to use the advanced features of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, all your hosts will need access to the files that make up your virtual machines (VMs). While the latest editions of VMware VMotion and Microsoft Live Migration don't require shared storage, most features like VMware vSphere High Availability and Microsoft Failover Clustering still do (and likely always will). For the virtual infrastructure (and your critical applications) to perform well, they must be fed the virtual CPU, virtual memory and virtual disk I/O they hunger for. The monitoring of virtual CPU and memory has gotten easier as hypervisors have made more statistics available and monitoring tools have gotten smarter. However, performance monitoring for virtual infrastructure storage is still, in many cases, ... Access >>>
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10 ways to improve virtual server storage
by David Davis
Virtual server storage operations can have a profound effect on the storage network. Here are 10 ways to help ensure that your storage yields its best I/O for the VMs it supports.
2013 shaping up to be a 'decent' year for IT data storage spending
by Rich Castagna
IT data storage is always a struggle, but storage managers should have a little more money in 2013 to spend on techs that can help ease the crunch of growing capacity demands.
- 10 ways to improve virtual server storage by David Davis
Today's data backup appliance is ready for the enterprise
by Eric Slack
A data backup appliance combines software and hardware in a single box, configured and ready to go. Once considered just an SMB option, these products are ready for the enterprise.
Solid-state storage devices widely used, but still in small doses
by Rich Castagna
A growing number of vendors are selling solid-state storage devices, but are users implementing them in their storage environments? Get the results of our latest survey.
- Today's data backup appliance is ready for the enterprise by Eric Slack
Data storage and backup? Fuggedaboutit!
by Rich Castagna
Many storage shops are fighting a losing battle when it comes to data storage and backup protection, with too much data and not enough time. Maybe it's time to rethink the process.
Storage Holy Grail: End bifurcated storage infrastructure management
by Jon William Toigo
Storage virtualization and other storage "uber-controllers" are a step toward better storage infrastructure management, but it's still not an integrated process.
Object technology comes to storage: What's all the fuss about?
by Terri McClure
Object technology has received a lot of attention lately, so there should be plenty of use cases for it. But object storage might be the answer to a problem not yet discovered.
MRAM technology likely choice as post-flash solid-state storage
by Mike Matchett
NAND flash-based storage is becoming a common alternative, but NAND flash could soon be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology.
- Data storage and backup? Fuggedaboutit! by Rich Castagna
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