StorageShort: Server Virtualization, Storage and Rakes

What is Your Rake Moment?

There is a rake moment in almost every storage administrator’s life. A rake moment occurs when a storage problem takes them off-guard and forces them to scramble to resolve the issue. Like stepping on a rake, the storage administrator is often left with a headache. Server virtualization often plays the role of the rake, creating surprise I/O demands and latency spikes.

In our latest StorageShort we are joined by Fritz Gielow, network administrator at The County of Nevada in California. In this video, we discuss how an upgrade to their VMware environment caused unexpected latency issues for the county and how they resolved them.

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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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One comment on “StorageShort: Server Virtualization, Storage and Rakes
  1. -t says:

    Once filled up an overprovisioned Lefthand Networks SAN, which took all the vms offline. Had to pick a LUN to delete because of thin provisioned high water mark, in order to get the other 5 luns online. Almost a resume generating event. Fortunately the SharePoint server was the only vm I couldn’t afford to lose in that LUN, had it on tape in iron mountain via Veeam Backup. Saved my job, love you Veeam.

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