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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Optimizing storage hardware design

Besides a reasonable server and CPU/memory design, storage is also a crucial component for high-performing setups. In the following sections, we will focus on the various storage types and shared storage concepts.

Understanding storage type possibilities

When planning the storage design of virtualization infrastructure, customers can choose from a wide range of storage media. Depending on the use-case and budget, there are multiple options for serving storage. In this section, we will take a look at three major types: hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHD).

Hard disk drives

HDDs are one of the oldest and also the most proven media to store data. Basically, HDDs store ...

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