Monday, November 10, 2008

Recieved wisdom - saving for later

Some day I'll be contemplating something like this... and this makes total sense to me right now... so what better way than to blog it for posterity:

If you are virtualizing your server environment – use NFS as your storage protocol. It’s better, period, end of story. Don't beleive me, ask Nick Triantos at NetApp. If you are ok with limited storage capacity, let a NAS storage controller virtualize your disk and present NFS to your virtual servers. If you want to protect yourself from lock-in and the pain of provisioning beyond a single NAS controller, do your virtualization in the network connecting your storage arrays to your virtualized servers. 

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