Category Archives: Best Practices
Flash-based solid-state drives (SSD) have no moving parts, are more reliable, have faster read times, and offer consistent IO performance (latency) during high utilization, compared to traditional hard drives. Most of us have seen the most immediate impact of SSD … Continue reading
Storage administrators are changing and evolving. Will you be left behind? Find out what’s changing and what you can do to prevent becoming obsolete.
In my last two articles, I covered NFS configuration and troubleshooting (see Connecting vSphere to NFS the Easy Way and vSphere NFS Troubleshooting Basics) but before I delve back into more advanced topics, I’d like to take a step back … Continue reading
For many applications, either solid-state drive (SSD) or hard-disk drive (HDD) is sufficient, and the choice comes down to cost. When determining which way to go, buyers want to know: How do we calculate this cost? And how does this … Continue reading
Virtualization may be the best direction to go for your company, but like any good thing, there are always exceptions. Whether or not to virtualize tier-one applications is a question every company must carefully review. Virtualizing IO or throughput-intensive SQL … Continue reading
In my previous article covering “Connecting vSphere to NFS the Easy Way,” I talked about how connecting vSphere to a NFS network attached storage (NAS) is the easiest way to get shared storage up and running. Additionally, I pointed out … Continue reading