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 ChalkTalk 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.