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Tips for the everyday admin -- #15

Tips for the everyday admin -- #15

Evan Marcus

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Our countdown, brought to you by 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
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