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.