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Building a Business Case for Decoupling Storage Performance from Capacity
by Fred F. Farkel, Thursday, March 20th, 2014

 

Companies of all sizes want to maximize their IT infrastructure investment by virtualizing strategic business applications. However, this often comes at a cost. An increase in Virtual Machines (VMs) can stress shared storage infrastructures, causing I/O bottlenecks that hurt application performance.

The traditional solution to this problem – buying more storage hardware in the form of more disks or new Flash – presents several challenges. Upgrading or replacing a SAN can be quite disruptive as storage must be taken offline during the installation and configuration process. In addition, the SAN is “too far” away from the applications/hosts, minimizing potential performance gains. Perhaps more importantly, buying capacity to get performance often results in wasted money.

In this white paper, PernixData explains why the common concepts of storage, performance and capacity need to be abandon and what new concepts should replace the old. Download Building a Business Case for Decoupling Storage Performance from Capacity to get the whole story.

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