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How to Pick the Right Shared Storage for Modern Databases

What’s the best storage design to fit all of the requirements of modern databases? A pervasive question that plagues enterprise storage experts for literally decades.

While legacy databases focused on storage technology specifics, specifically RAID-1/10, modern database development focuses more on the hardware side of things. Modern databases cast aside shared storage in favor of in-memory computing.

Chris Evans of Architecting IT looks at modern datacenter requirements and how things have evolved in the last few decades.

Evans comments:

Gene Amdahl famously said that “the best I/O is the one you don’t have to do” and having experienced the challenges of building massive Oracle databases back in the 1990s, I agree.  In today’s environment of diverse database solutions, what’s the best storage design that fits the requirements of modern databases?

Read more at: Architecting IT How to pick the right shared storage for modern databases

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.