Your database VMs weren’t running as fast as you needed them to, and you needed to fix it. So you went on a quest to look for a solution…and all-flash arrays looked like the silver bullet you were looking for. After all, flash is fast and certainly much faster than disk. The sales demonstrations clinched the deal as you saw the high IOPS and sub-1ms latencies with your very eyes right in the array GUI. You thought you would never have to worry about performance problems again – it seemed like a storybook ending that was too good to be true.
And it was.
I recently saw a trailer for the upcoming movie “Bad Moms,” and instantly thought: “That is spot on!” For any working mom who has felt guilty for leaving the office to pick up a sick kid, ladies who feel judged because they can’t sign up for the school’s weekly-reading duty due to a job that requires travel, or those who have been told they are a “bad mom” for working (which actually happened to me while at the doctor’s office with a sick kid) - this blog is for you!
EMC ScaleIO is a software-based solution that aggregates storage media (spindles, SSDs) in servers to create a server-based SAN. It is built on vSphere hosts by deploying ScaleIO software in vSphere hypervisor and in linux-based VM running on each host. This allows the vSphere hosts to provide both storage and computing to the Virtual Machines (VM) running on them. This converged environment is called a HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI).
To properly design and optimize your data center, it's important to understand various workload characteristics, how they change over time, and how they impact application performance. I've identified the top six things you should know about your virtualized workloads.
When discussing or comparing storage architectures IOPS, latency and throughput are the key metrics of differentiation. Unfortunately the IOPS metric has become to go-to-metric for distinctiveness for arrays with its peers.
There is a distinction between users and customers. Customers are the ones responsible for purchasing a product while the users are the ones who, not surprisingly, use it. In the consumer software world these roles often overlap, while in enterprise software they are often distinct.
For the better part of the past decade, the primary focus of IT has been on maximizing uptime. Building an infrastructure that is resilient enough to tolerate hardware failures, software faults, and/or scheduled maintenance was once a monumental challenge.
For businesses running SQL Server 2005, time is running out – Microsoft will no longer support SQL Server 2005 as of April 12, 2016. Still, many organizations have delayed upgrades to avoid disruptions to their business – IDC estimated there were 800,000 servers running SQL Server 2005 a few months ago.
There has never been a more exciting time to be in storage. With new applications and new media all causing data volumes to grow astronomically, storage has never been more strategic.
But storage has also never been more confusing.
Traditional SAN/NAS architectures just cannot keep up with changing trends. Virtualization, for example, literally breaks conventional storage, resulting in poor application performance and exorbitant costs.
PernixData is not a storage reseller, but a software company that lets you, completely free of charge, use 128 GB of RAM in your VMware setup for ultra-fast read acceleration. The solution is called FVP® Freedom.