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Focus on Storage in a VMware Environment

Storage is perhaps the most critical component of a virtual infrastructure. Virtual servers have created plenty of problems for data storage managers, not the least of which is keeping track of the relationships between data storage assets and virtual servers. Some storage management products have adapted to this new environment, allowing users to keep track of virtual servers, the apps they host and the storage they’re using.

Read this expert e-guide on storage for VMware for a thorough exploration of:

  • VMware storage management
  • Storage-related improvements in vSphere 5
  • Fixes for memory problems
  • And more

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    Two key tasks of a virtual server implementation are determining how much storage will be needed to support the system, and how to handle the initial provisioning and configuration of the virtual storage.

    The complexity of shared storage, inconsistent performance related to resource contention caused by virtual machines competing for available storage resources, and storage management challenges have been the chief areas of concern for any data storage administrator working in a virtualized environment. But a number of vendors now offer products that employ techniques and strategies to solve or at least mitigate the storage challenges that have plagued virtual server and VDI deployments.

    This drill-down on allocating and configuring virtual machine storage provides storage admins with the best practices to configure virtual machine storage in their virtualized data centers.

    Sponsored by: NetApp

     

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    In this special report we look at the basics of OpenStack storage – Swift object storage and Cinder for block – as well as the alternatives to OpenStack that are available.

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