White Paper | May 10, 2011

White Paper: Best Practices For High Performance NFS Storage With VMware®

Source: BlueArc Corporation

The proliferation of large-scale, centralized pools of processing, networking, and storage resources is driving a virtualization revolution in the data center. These changes demand a reassessment of the assumptions underlying traditional datacenter design. One of the most glaring examples of this phenomenon is the erroneous belief that high-performance, flexible, scalable, centralized data storage can only be achieved through the deployment of a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN). BlueArc® Network Attached Storage using SiliconFS® renders this notion obsolete.

BlueArc NFS technology offers a storage solution for the virtualized data center that meets or exceeds the level of performance, manageability, and scalability of a SAN, without requiring the purchase and deployment of expensive and complex Fibre Channel fabric. BlueArc storage, built on proven IP and NFS technology, is an excellent storage platform for VMware® vSphere™. Data center managers deploying vSphere should consider BlueArc NFS as a cost-effective solution that meets the performance requirements of even the most demanding VMware environments.

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