Are you using or considering implementation of a storage hypervisor? (Greg Schulz)

What is a storage hypervisor? Are you already using one? A great post by Greg Schulz about storage hypervisors:

Storage virtualization (and storage hypervisor) considerations include:

  • What are the various application requirements and needs?
  • Will it be used for consolidation or facilitating IT resource management?
  • What other technologies are   in place or planned?
  • What are the scaling (performance, capacity, availability) needs?
  • Will the point of vendor lock-in be shifting or costs increasing?
  • What are some alternative and applicable approaches?
  • How will a solution scale with stability (performance, availability, capacity)?
  • What is the management tools, along with plug-in and feeds for other tools?
  • What are the hardware and software dependencies, service and support?
  • Who is called and will answer the phone when something breaks?
  • What APIs and interfaces are supported (VAAI, VASA, VADP, ODX, CDMI)
  • Are any drivers or other software required on servers accessing the storage?
  • What does the vendor interoperability certified tested support matrix look like?

via: virtualizationpractice.com

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Arjan Timmerman

Architect and Advisor for ATvisement, Arjan uses his 20+ years in IT to help consultants, engineers, and architects grow in this fast-changing world. Through his blog at TECHunplugged.io, this VMware vExpert shares his insights and IT experience.

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