Today most businesses have adopted virtualization as the standard for their server deployments. As the percentage of applications being virtualized continues to increase, including a more business critical applications, businesses need to build storage environments that can handle the increased demands these diverse virtualized workloads create. Virtualization creates unique storage challenges and requirements.
New flash-based storage technologies can enable you to meet the performance management and capacity requirements of these growing virtualization deployments. In this session you’ll learn about
- Running multiple VMs and the I/O blender effect
- Comparing the different flash deployment techniques
- The move towards policy-based application management
- Applying QoS to storage
- Leveraging flash storage for business critical virtualized applications
In this webcast you’ll learn the best ways to configure your VMs as well as how to leverage flash storage to optimize your application workloads and meet your storage virtualization challenges.
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Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.
George Wagner is a product marketing manager focused on storage solutions for virtualized environments. His career in information technology began in IT administration, before transitioning in to technical sales and ultimately product marketing for shared storage solutions. George’s career spans several technology start-ups as well as traditional IT companies like Hewlett-Packard. He is currently the Senior Product Marketing Manager at flash leader Fusion-io, focused on the ioControl hybrid storage solution. George uses his experience as an end user of IT to communicate solutions to today’s IT challenges.