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Storage Tactics for Improving Application Performance and Deployment Time in Virtual Environments

Published: 29 January 2015

ID: G00270943

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao


Storage technologies impact application performance, time to deployment and management costs in virtual environments. Storage architects can optimize their infrastructure with software-defined storage, arrays that provision virtual machines, server-side cache and performance-characterization tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use SDS to Ensure That Application Service-Level Requirements Are Met
  • Use I/O Optimization Software in Conjunction With Server-Side Cache to Improve Application Performance
  • Use Storage Cloning of Golden Image to Help Ensure Faster Application Deployments
  • Use Performance-Characterization and Monitoring Tools to Identify Application Performance Requirements

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