Archives for December 28, 2009

Storage Basics – Part I: An Introduction

I am increasingly finding that both my SMB and Enterprise customers are uneducated on the fundamentals of storage sizing and performance.  As a result, storage is often overlooked as a performance bottleneck despite it being a vital component to consider in a virtualization implementation.  Storage will only increase in importance as hosts are getting bigger, data volumes increase, and more workloads are virtualized.  For some reason, most people can grasp the importance of CPU and memory performance constraints but storage performance is often overlooked and can be hard to explain to business … [Read more...]