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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 II) how drives differ

March 6, 2013
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StorageNetworking

In part I of this series we looked at basic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) characteristics and wrapped up with the question of what is the best type of 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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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part IV: What type of SSD is best for your needs.

March 20, 2012
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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part IV: What type of SSD is best for your needs.

Let us continue to look at what SSD to use for different environments and build off the other parts of this series of articles. Part 1 of this series laid out the basics of nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD) with part II discussing endurance and performance. Part III looked at SSD options for virtual…

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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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