ChalkTalk Video – The Unique Hyper-V Storage Challenges

All virtualization environments place a strain on the storage infrastructure, making planning and design more critical than ever. But an advanced storage architecture drives up the cost of implementation. The relative cost of storage is a big concern in VMware implementations but with Hyper-V, which is often first considered for its potential cost savings, those concerns are exacerbated.

In this ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst George Crump identifies these unique challenges and guides you through the process of designing a Hyper-V storage architecture that meets the demands of virtualization while keeping costs down.

Some of the key takeaways from this video are:

1) Hyper-V is on the Rise: Hyper-V, today in the enterprise, is a parallel infrastructure with VMware. It is being deployed in remote branch offices (ROBO) primarily or being used for less mission critical applications. It is also being deployed as the only virtualization architecture in small to medium sized businesses. Both of these environments require a cost effective storage solution.

2) Native Software is Key: Many solutions are not Windows native. Not only does this increase the complexity of virtualization, but it can impact performance. Most of these ROBO and small business environments are “pure windows”; introducing a Linux VM is not something they want to do. Also native solutions should be able to provide higher performance.

3) Leverage existing storage: The ability to build an absolutely minimalist but yet fully redundant installation is critical. The ROBO and small business environments should be able to leverage a pair of servers and nothing else; no switches, no witness devices, no external JBODs etc.

Some of these points and more are explained in the above ChalkTalk video, for detailed information, please watch our on demand webinar “Don’t Let Storage Eat Your Hyper-V Savings“.

All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive an exclusive, advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “Three Keys to Cost Effective Hyper-V Storage” emailed right after they sign up.

In addition, all registrants will be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.

As is always the case with a Storage Switzerland webinar, we will leave plenty of time for questions and answers. Get your questions answered by Hyper-V storage experts from Storage Switzerland and StarWind Software or just listen in to hear what your IT peers are struggling with and the solutions we recommend.

By attending the on demand webinar you will be able to download a copy of our white paper "Three Keys To Cost Effective Hyper-V Storage". This is an exclusive offer to on demand viewers.

Click Below To Register and Watch:

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StarWind is a client of Storage Switzerland

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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