Posts Tagged ‘ HDD ’

When and Where to Use NAND Flash SSD for Virtual Servers

August 30, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Keeping in mind that the best server and storage IO is the one that you do not have to do, then second best is that which has the least impact combined with best benefit to an application. This is where SSD, including DRAM- and NAND-flash-based solutions, comes into the conversation for storage performance optimization.

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Caching throughout the Stack

April 8, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

One sure way to improve performance is to cache the non-dynamic data of any application. We did this to improve the overall performance of The Virtualization Practice website. However, there are many places within the stack to improve overall performance by caching, and this got me to thinking of all the different types. At the…

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Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part III) from form factor to power

March 12, 2013
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StorageNetworking

In part II of this series we covered some of the differences between various Hard Disk Drive (HDD) including looking beyond the covers at availability, cache and cost. Let us pick up where we left off on our look beyond the covers to help answer the question of which is the best HDD to use.

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Hard Disk Drives (HDD) for virtual environments (Part I)

January 30, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Unless you are one of the few who have gone all solid-state devices (SSDs) for your virtual environment, hard disk drives (HHDs) still have a role. That role might be for primary storage of your VMs and/or their data, or as a destination target for backups, snapshots, archiving or as a work and scratch area.…

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Windows boot IO and storage performance impact on VDI

August 10, 2011
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Windows boot IO and storage performance impact on VDI

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) initiatives adoption being a popular theme associated with cloud and dynamic infrastructure environments a related discussion point is the impact on networks, servers and storage during boot or startup activity to avoid bottlenecks. VDI solution vendors include Citrix, Microsoft and VMware along with various server, storage, networking and management tools…

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