Top Storage Tips for SME/SMB - Page 3
- Map your storage end-to-end, from VM to spindle.
- Trend and predict growth for both capacity and performance.
- Find bottlenecks and contention, both in the storage and virtualization infrastructure.
- Alert you to common issues but allow you to set you own alerts too.
Storage continues to be a fundamental concern for businesses of all sizes but as virtualization has become ubiquitous in the SMB it has introduced a new set of storage challenges. The good news is that technology advances are bringing true enterprise level capabilities to the SMB. By implementing some basic management practices supported by either vendor or 3rd party tools, SME/SMB IT shops can ensure that storage doesn’t become a bottleneck to growing their virtual environment. When combined with technology advances like the availability and affordability of public clouds and the VAAI APIs, smaller shops can achieve levels of performance and availability that used to be reserved only for the big guys.