Lightboard Video: Overcoming The Risk of Virtualizing Tier 1 Workloads

Organizations virtualize more than just standard applications, today businesses mandate the virtualization of mission critical applications like SAP, SAS, Oracle and MS-SQL. Placing these performance dependent applications in a virtualized environment could potentially risk inconsistent performance because they now share performance with other less critical applications. As compute power continues to increase, traditional All-Flash Arrays may actually become the bottleneck.

In this Lightboard Video, Storage Switzerland and Vexata discuss the challenges of virtualizing mission critical applications and why traditional all-flash arrays may not be up to the challenge.

As flash media continues to increase in performance thanks to advancements in processing power and new protocols like NVMe, storage controller architectures create a major bottleneck. The bottleneck becomes most prevalent when organizations try to virtualize mission critical applications. Flash arrays need to be redesigned to provide additional but cost effective I/O processing power so that virtualized, mission critical applications still reach the performance that the business expects.

George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before 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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