Storage Infrastructure Considerations in a Virtual Server Environment


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While server virtualization provides a solution in consolidating servers, from a wider system perspective, additional cost benefits can be achieved if storage solutions and management processes are designed into the project from the early stages.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Storage and Server Virtualization Are Fundamentally Different
      • 1.1 Motion Tools Optimize Virtual Servers: Storage Is Constant
      • 1.2 Storage Can't Rely on Another Layer: The Lender of Last Resort
      • 1.3 The Performance Differential Between Storage and CPU Affects Everything
    • 2.0 Storage Considerations in a Server-Virtualized Infrastructure
      • 2.1 Storage Utilization
      • 2.2 Reduction Technologies
      • 2.3 Storage Management and Configuration
      • 2.4 Performance
      • 2.5 Backup and Recovery (B&R) Considerations
      • 2.6 Protocol and Storage Connection Considerations
      • 2.7 New Storage Technologies for Virtualized Environments
      • 2.8 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Recommended Reading
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