Making The Case For Storage QoS
By Chris McCall, VP of Marketing, NexGen Storage
Similar to the concept of QoS (quality of service) in the networking realm, storage QoS lets you accelerate, control, and guarantee storage performance levels.
I recently had the opportunity to meet with a customer who is considering deploying a virtual infrastructure. Their existing deployment consists of high-performance servers connected to direct-attached storage (DAS). Ensuring adequate application performance has always been the key driving factor for their infrastructure strategy, but with 26 servers and more coming online this year, footprint, power, and cooling are becoming huge issues.
Enter server virtualization. The space, power, and cooling savings are obvious, so I asked the customer why they hadn’t done it sooner. His response was simple: “Performance.”