Hyper-V Storage Enhancements & What they Mean for Users – Part 1
Storage management will likely be the most important near-term consideration for organizations looking to invest in virtualization. The importance here is to select the correct storage methodology for the virtualization environment being built (there are more choices available today than there were five years ago), and to ensure that the correct management tools exist for managing both the storage infrastructure and the hosts and virtual machines utilizing those services. More to the point, the key is to not get locked into the wrong storage methodology.
Many VMware® environments started off as large-scale clustered environments and are typically backed by SANs. Hyper-V environments, on the other hand, typically have been organically grown, one standalone host at a time, and built on top of direct attached storage (DAS). This works fine for organizations with just a few hosts, but beyond that, managing individual DAS environments on a per-host basis becomes tedious, burdensome, and inefficient.
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