Archives for December 29, 2009

Storage Basics – Part II: IOPS

In Part I of this series, I discussed the important of storage performance in a virtual environment (really any environment, virtual or not, where you want acceptable performance), and introduced some of the basic measures of a storage environment.  In Part II, we will look more closely at what may be the most important storage design consideration in a VMware server-consolidation enviornments, many SQL environments, and VDI environments to name a few: IOPS. If we stick with a single-disk-centric approach as we did in Part I, IOPS is quite simply a measure of how many read and write … [Read more...]