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By Andre Carpenter, Senior Solution Architect in Australia
My colleague Calvin Zito wrote a great blog recently talking about why he thought 3PAR is awesome for VMware. I agree with him and wanted to share a deep dive post on why I agree.
The traditional RAID era and how the storage world has changed.
I started my storage career doing design and implementation services in this era, not all raid groups were created equal, it seems (at least to me) that more thought and planning had to be put in back then because the arrays weren’t as capable and smart as they are today. There was no concept of automated storage tiering or shared storage pools for example.
The spindle count in raid groups were calculated by storage architects based on host IOP workload requirements, there was no real concept of throwing all spindles into one big “pool” and carving and provisioning storage from that pool.