The Various Advantages of Using Shared Storage Solutions
Video content is definitely here to stay. Whether you are only starting on your search on the best practices for content creation or perhaps is in search of solutions, you are definitely in the right place. Below are some reasons why shared storage solutions are important for you to stay ahead.
There’s No Standard Storage
Usually, when you have different servers available, every server comes with its own direct-attached storage. Shared storage will help to avoid pooling the storage to just one device and will allow various servers in accessing the storage simultaneously.
It’s a fact that today, most of the organizations now have virtualized servers. To simply put it, they have a single, physical box or virtual copies of window servers that are running on that particular physical machine. There are also amazing benefits where you can better use the hardware, saving on energy and cooling costs and a whole lot more.
The fact that such services have higher availability, losing one physical box is not a problem. They could bring the virtual machines on the second or on the third box. Setups are where they take three physical hosts and then a SAn or known as a shared storage. They are then going to load balance the virtual servers in various physical hosts. If in case one of the three hosts will go down, one third of the load will be lost. But, the one third will be spread across the other hosts so there’s going to be high availability. This means that even though a physical host is lost, it will still be able to continue to function.
Getting Better Performance
This is actually possible because of the fact that all of the storage is being placed in one big pool. Performance in storage is in fact based on the number of disks that are present. There’s also another server having three or four disks and another server with the same number of disks. Every server comes with its own performance, but they are not able to share this across the other servers. This also is stranded in every server, so if ever one server is not operating well and is not accessing the storage and another server has been hit hard as well, it really doesn’t matter. This is because it cannot borrow the performance from another server but in a shared environment, we could actually borrow it.
Rather than having lots of disks that’s spread in different servers, all of the disks are placed in a single pool. All the performance is in fact made available for all servers. When one server is hit hard and will require lots of IOPs and the other servers are not operating well, that server could use all of the disks and its associated performance which comes with the pool of disks. You then can supply better performance when it is needed because there’s a shared pool of resources.