Chapter 6. Architecting for Performance: Storage

All aspects of architecting your SQL Server Database for performance are important. Storage is more important than most when compared to the other members of the IT food group family we introduced in chapter 5, consisting of Disk, CPU, Memory and Network. Our experience has shown us, and data from VMware Support validates this belief, that more than 80% of performance problems in database environments, and especially virtualized environments are directly related to storage. Understanding the storage architecture in a virtualized environment and getting your storage architecture right will have a major impact on your database performance and the success of your SQL Server virtualization project. ...

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