Frank Denneman, Chief Technologist at PernixData and author and co-author of a number of VMware related books has just completed his new book entitled "Designing A Storage Performance Platform", a 300 page book in which he dives deep into designing a decoupled, scale-out, and future-proof storage performance for the virtual datacenter running on VMware vSphere.
This book has a large number of expert contributors including core engineers at PernixData, many of whom created a number of the technologies in ESXi during their time at VMware, systems engineers like Tom Queen, Pete Koehler, and Todd Mace, and a number of well regarded community members such as Erik Bussink, Niels Hagoort, and Rutger Kosters.
This must-have book in your collection is chock full of detailed information related to delivering storage performance in the virtual datacenter and espouses our core belief and implementation in decoupling storage performance from storage capacity while at the same time providing very agnostic information in regards to underlying server, network, and storage hardware, design, and configuration for optimal performance in the datacenter.
If you are one of our close to 1,000 current customers or a future customer of PernixData FVP (VM-aware acceleration) and Architect (VM-aware storage IO analytics) you will find tons of detailed information in regards to how we optimize storage performance for applications in the virtual datacenter by extending the functionality of VMware vSphere using VMware-approved PVSP (and VAIO in an upcoming release) server side acceleration, details about how specific features work, and how - with or without us - you can make the best decisions when it comes to the design choices that you make.
A few of the topics covered include:
- The new virtual datacenter architecture paradigm
- Performance isolation
- A deep dive into traditional storage design and storage performance and availability mechanisms
- Optimizations for various workloads such as databases and VDI
- Clustering, fault tolerance, failure handling, and fault domains
- Storage and peer network performance and design considerations
- Storage profiles, VM storage policies, vSphere tags and FVP
- Deep dive flash and RAM performance and configuration considerations
- A look to the future
Thousands of man hours and hundreds of collective years of VMware development expertise have gone into this book. Download a FREE COPY of the e-book version today (form linked to immediate download).