Guest Column | March 7, 2011

Guest Column: Midrange Storage Is A Balancing Act

By Tony Hobart, Laurus Technologies

The most important skill for today's storage administrator or engineer is balance. That's because all storage management is a balancing act.

It's not managing capacity. Many organizations wind up with under performing SANs even though they have a significant amount of unused capacity. It is not fan-in. It is not the number of or type of spindles.

The primary determinant of success of a storage engineer is managing certain resources to keep capacity and utilization in balance, thus reducing (and keeping) bottlenecks to a minimum.

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