Direct Attached Storage: Good for Small Hyper-V Installations

Making virtualization work for small organizations is always tough. Recently, I’ve been upping my Hyper-V exposure, and in the meantime I’ve been using direct attached storage for the virtual machines. Here are some positive factors for using DAS for virtualization:

  • DAS is among the least expensive ways to add large amounts of storage to a server
  • There is no storage networking to administer
  • Local array controllers on modern servers are relatively powerful
  • Storage direct attached will be accessed quite fast over SAS or a direct fibre channel connection


Read the entire post on the Everyday Virtualization blog at Virtualization Review.


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