So here, we showed how vSphere 4.1 SIOC and EMC FAST can work together to make DRS for storage possible today.
And here, we showed how EMC FAST Cache can dramatically improve cost efficiency (along with VAAI) for VMware View 4.5 use cases.
There are industry debates (good healthy ones) about the place for cache models and automated storage tiering behavior – usually driven by folks who have a focus exclusively on one or the other. This is like the “compression vs. dedupe” or “SSD – in the server or in the array” arguments… IMO – it’s a “both”, not “either”, and over time become pervasive.
Loads of performance data with various workloads, and the reason why – all below – read on!!!