- File Size: 923 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479112569
- Publisher: Michael Slisinger (August 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 13, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008XO9OI4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Virtualization Changes Everything: Storage Strategies for VMware vSphere & Cloud Computing Kindle Edition
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I can see this being one of my go to reference books I keep close by for architecting VMware solutions.
Like many IT professionals, I only "arrived" in the shared storage world when server virtualization came into my practice. Quickly, then storage became a critical planning point and I've found that I never stop learning.
This book by Vaughn and Michael approaches the complexities of shared storage for virtualization and cloud technologies, and simplifies it quite well. Further, it's written very technology-centric; even though both Michael and Vaughn work for NetApp - so virtualization and storage environments of all types will benefit from this easy-to-read piece.
It's a wealth of technical information that ranges from creating the basic VMware datastore all the way to the nuts and bolts of desinging a high performance shared storage platform.
The book discusses how they view storage as a vital piece in the support of virtualization and cloud computing - and how storage architecture is dynamically evolving.
On this point, I completely agree because - I too - have experienced these changes first hand over the last five years, especially with the invent of the VMware datastore.
They also share their view how storage is often overlooked as an important component of the data center and then later realized after the problems begin.
Vaughn and Michael point out the "obvious" that is sometimes ignored; without storage there is no data, and without data, there is no cloud. This point is well made, and once again I agree.
In my own experience, my team and I have spent many tireless hours working with the storage team to re-engineer the way the SAN was carved out at the disk level with an incorrect amount of disk spindles to provide enough performance, as well as fixing LUNs that were provisioned too small. Both cases impacted the VMware datastore.
In Virtualization Changes Everything, Vaughn Stewart and Mike Slisinger, examine storage and break it down into easy to consume key topics.
They look at how the VMware datastore, hypervisor host, virtualization technology and cloud computing have all played an almost evolutionary role in changing things.Read more ›
Only comment I can give is a result of my compliments: if you really are a storage specialist, this book is more a refreshment rather than something to learn from. For that it lacks that third and fourth layer deeper in the products and specifications. I would also have added more new challengers in the market. But although both writers are NetApp employers they really did a good job at staying as neutral as possible.
Nice one guys, looking forward to an uncut version that is 3 times the size!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As an overview of cloud and storage, I thought this book was very good and relatively easy to read and understand. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert Sobelman
The authors obviously know their subject matter, but to a relative novice the book seems to overflow with confusing acronyms and abbreviations. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Mike
Decent book, covers generic concerns about the principles of virtualization and how they should be addressed. Easy read but is in no way complete.Published on September 8, 2013 by James E Job
Really good holistic view on Virtualisation and how it aggregates all the different existing silos of IT. I highly recommend this to anyone who works in or around IT!!Published on January 1, 2013 by Jason S
Although I respect the authors' attempt here, the result ends up favouring NetApp technology above all others. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer