Storage Basics

I have been concentrating on storage for some time now and if you are trying to understand storage basis, here is a great list of documents covered by Josh Townsend  in his blog.

I was lucky to hit this early than many of you wanted to, I hope this helps you to get a clear understanding on the basic ground of storage.  Josh has smartly split down storage in VIII different units starting from basic to advanced concept, which makes it very easy to understand.  I have added topic and link to respective portion in Josh blog. I am sure you will find it very useful.

Thanks to Josh for his contribution.

Part I: An Introduction

Part II: IOPS

Part III: RAID

Part IV: Interface

Part V: Controllers, Cache and Coalescing

Part VI: Storage Workload Characterization

Part VII: Storage Alignment

Part VIII – The Difference in Consumer vs. Enterprise Class Disks and StorageArrays; or ‘Why is the SAN you are proposing so darn expensive?’

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