Our countdown, brought to you by SearchStorage.com high availability expert Evan Marcus, includes some common sense tips for the everyday storage admin to follow.
#15: Watch your speed
It's no longer enough for your servers to just be up; they have to run fast, too.
1. Use tools to simulate user experiences
2. Monitor resource utilization
3. Add hardware and bandwidth before it is needed
Vendors like: Luminate, Mercury Interactive, Keynote, etc.
* Zona research estimates that companies lose more than $4 billion a year in abandoned transactions because of slow Web sites.
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