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White paper

Ten Things DBAs Need to Know About Storage

Sometimes SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) and storage area network (SAN) administrators are at odds when discussing storage and capacity. How can they meet halfway?

The key is communication. SQL Server DBAs can build cohesive relationships with a SAN team by understanding the importance of storage technologies. This white paper discusses the top 10 things SQL Server DBAs should know about storage to help them work effectively with SAN colleagues.

Topics include:

  • Knowing when and how your storage changes
  • Which counters to investigate
  • Pros and cons of virtualized storage