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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Storage design essentials for the cloud

The next important component that needs to be considered is storage. This is the most common characteristic of data store sizing—the number of VMs per data store. Data store sizing is not an easy factor, and it is exclusive to each enterprise. The next factors that should be considered are performance and availability. These, along with decreasing operational cost and effort, are the key drivers of your design.

VMware vSphere Storage DRS (SDRS) provides smart VM assignment, load balancing mechanisms found on I/O, and the obtainability of storage capacity. SDRS helps in drastically reducing the active cost and efforts linked with allocation of VM and monitoring the retail storage infrastructure usage. This ...

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