SAN Storage and VM Usage
I recently attended the UK Couchbase conference and while discussing hardware requirements there was a specific mention on avoiding the use of VM's and SAN storage.
Unfortunately in our environments that's all we currently have which is not a great start :)
VM's are not cloud based.
Anyway my real question is why do you make these suggestions, in order to get some decent hardware to run Couchbase on in our production environment I kind of need a technical answer as to why this is the case. Our storage experts beleive our SAN should out perform local disk because of the number of spindles in our array.
I'm not a storage guy or hardware techie so really could do with some advice on this subject.