Storage Perfomance Tunning

Storage Perfomance Tunning

Maximized Performance
With Storage Tuning

Tuning your storage infrastructure for maximized performance is critical for your organization’s adequate support.

Each environment is unique, and the correct settings depend on the unique goals, configuration, and demands for the specific environment. The challenge is to understand and control the interacting components, while accurately measuring the applications’ performance.

Tuning shared storage to match the requirements of specific application workloads is a complex task that required experience, skills, and in-depth knowledge. Because the performance of the storage array accounts for only a portion of the overall application performance, tuning must be performed taking into account the I/O characteristics of the application and all of the components involved in the data path.

With so many elements to consider, the task of performance tuning for maximized performance for even one application may seem daunting. Tuning the system for multiple applications that may share a single storage array may seem exhaustingly daunting.

That’s when you need the professional and knowledgeable support of an experienced and skilled team of engineers, which is exactly what WUC Technologies offers its clients!

Maximized Performance With Storage Tuning

Tuning your storage infrastructure for maximized performance is critical for your organization’s adequate support.

Each environment is unique, and the correct settings depend on the unique goals, configuration, and demands for the specific environment. The challenge is to understand and control the interacting components, while accurately measuring the applications’ performance.

Tuning shared storage to match the requirements of specific application workloads is a complex task that required experience, skills, and in-depth knowledge. Because the performance of the storage array accounts for only a portion of the overall application performance, tuning must be performed taking into account the I/O characteristics of the application and all of the components involved in the data path.

With so many elements to consider, the task of performance tuning for maximized performance for even one application may seem daunting. Tuning the system for multiple applications that may share a single storage array may seem exhaustingly daunting.

That’s when you need the professional and knowledgeable support of an experienced and skilled team of engineers, which is exactly what WUC Technologies offers its clients!

Components of Cost Effective and
Performance Boosting Tuning

Media Type – Each disk type has its own limitations. For example, SATA/NL-SAS drives are usually cheaper than similar SAS drives. They are intended mainly for backup and archive workload, so it may not be practical to locate mission critical oracle or SAP workload entirely on them without using advanced auto-tiering technology. Unfortunately, many businesses disregard this problem, paying high costs in terms of application performance.

FLASH drives provide the best results in terms of data transfer speed and low power but are by far the most expensive media. Since buying All Flash Arrays is not cost effective, creating the right balance between costs, application and business requirements requires expertise and knowledge. WUC Technologies is your best choice for avoiding the lure of the one-size-fit-all approach and the huge damages of endless performance incidents.

Data layout – With modern storage arrays, most database loads are managed without manual placement. For more intensive workloads, placing logs on high performance storage and distributing data across multiple physical spindles is a good strategy that will improve application performance, if done correctly.

Caching – Modern caching solutions have been designed to optimize the use of more expensive resources like flash drives, to significantly improve performance. If a particular chunk of data is accessed frequently by the user application, the system automatically promotes that chunk into Cache.

Network tuning – To maximize performance it’s imperative to tune Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. For Fibre Channel it means to upgrade from 4Gbps port to 8Gbps, 16 Gbps or even 32 Gbps correctly, setting buffer credits. For Ethernet it means to look at packet size and leveraging jumbo frames where applicable. For Ethernet it also means to upgrade port speed from 10GB to 40Gbps.  Sharing port isn’t complicated so leveraging LACP appropriately can vastly improve performance and eliminate bottlenecks.

Please fill out the Contact Form and one of our senior staff members will reply as soon as possible to initiate a preliminary consultation meeting. This may prove to be a great decision for maximizing the efficiency and protection of your IT resources.

Components of Cost Effective and Performance Boosting Tuning

Media Type – Each disk type has its own limitations. For example, SATA/NL-SAS drives are usually cheaper than similar SAS drives. They are intended mainly for backup and archive workload, so it may not be practical to locate mission critical oracle or SAP workload entirely on them without using advanced auto-tiering technology. Unfortunately, many businesses disregard this problem, paying high costs in terms of application performance.

FLASH drives provide the best results in terms of data transfer speed and low power but are by far the most expensive media. Since buying All Flash Arrays is not cost effective, creating the right balance between costs, application and business requirements requires expertise and knowledge. WUC Technologies is your best choice for avoiding the lure of the one-size-fit-all approach and the huge damages of endless performance incidents.

Data layout – With modern storage arrays, most database loads are managed without manual placement. For more intensive workloads, placing logs on high performance storage and distributing data across multiple physical spindles is a good strategy that will improve application performance, if done correctly.

Caching – Modern caching solutions have been designed to optimize the use of more expensive resources like flash drives, to significantly improve performance. If a particular chunk of data is accessed frequently by the user application, the system automatically promotes that chunk into Cache.

Network tuning – To maximize performance it’s imperative to tune Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. For Fibre Channel it means to upgrade from 4Gbps port to 8Gbps, 16 Gbps or even 32 Gbps correctly, setting buffer credits. For Ethernet it means to look at packet size and leveraging jumbo frames where applicable. For Ethernet it also means to upgrade port speed from 10GB to 40Gbps.  Sharing port isn’t complicated so leveraging LACP appropriately can vastly improve performance and eliminate bottlenecks.

Please fill out the Contact Form and one of our senior staff members will reply as soon as possible to initiate a preliminary consultation meeting. This may prove to be a great decision for maximizing the efficiency and protection of your IT resources.

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