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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook by Satya Shyam K Jayanty

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Configuring a server storage system for scalability

The scalability and performance is guaranteed when the reliable storage is configured at the hardware level. In general, the storage configuration and management is handled by the Storage Administrators and it is a compulsory exercise for an organization to involve DBAs at configuration level that will shape up a well-built database server on hardware perspectives.

The reliability characteristics and performance implications depend on the RAID configuration, and in this chapter we will go through the best practice layout in configuring a server storage system for scalability. When deploying a new SQL Server instance or performing a scale-out exercise of an existing SQL Server platform, it is important ...

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