Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
This document provides customers with the necessary guidance to develop solutions for a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure in accordance with the IaaS PLA patterns that are identified for use with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. This document provides specific guidance for developing fabric architectures (compute, network, storage, and virtualization layers) of an overall private cloud solution.
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38817.
Thank you for posting this guide--very interesting and useful info. I was a little bit surprised to see Storage Spaces used at the levels suggested, though. From what I've read, Storage Spaces were designed more for the SMB market and situations where high throughput wasn't a requirement. The solutions in this document seem to be aimed higher than that market. Has something changed with Storage Spaces since launch, or are the performance characteristics better than previously thought, or...?