How to reduce response time in a SAN

What you will learn: This podcast offers information about how to improve I/O performance and lower response time in a SAN.

When it comes to storage area network (SAN) metrics and measurements,

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such as bandwith, input/output per second (IOPS) and utilization, more is usually better. However, when it comes to response time and latency -- or the amount of time that it takes to complete a task -- less is definitely more.

In this podcast, Greg Schulz looks at the components of a SAN that can have an impact on response time and suggests ways to boost performance in those areas. The recording covers:

  • Application, server, driver and adapter issues
  • Network switches, routers, bridges, interswitch links, trunks and cabling
  • Storage system configuration and components
  • Download "How to reduce response time in a SAN."

    About the author: Greg Schulz is founder and senior analyst with the IT infrastructure analyst and consulting firm StorageIO Group. Greg is also the author and illustrator of Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and has contributed material to Storage magazine and other TechTarget venues.

    This was first published in September 2007

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