Direct Attach Storage for SME Virtualization

Servers have good local disk resources, but when do you use it? That’s the topic of my latest tip at

Choosing storage components for virtual infrastructures always poses tradeoffs. Ultimately, the goal is to strike a balance between factors such as cost, performance and scalability.

Depending on your installation and goals, direct-attached storage (DAS) may be the right choice. But implementing a DAS array requires careful planning. If it’s done incorrectly, a DAS implementation can severely limit your infrastructure’s options and features and undercut the goals of virtualization.

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