storage solutions for private clouds
Posted on 2011-03-17
My bosses want to start a new project to implement a private cloud, I'm the technical responsible and you know... they have heard a lot of wonderfull things about this concept but they don't know anything about the technical world... they think it's something easy to deploy... well, the matter is that we are going to have a lot of servers (SUN BLADES X6250... ) in a near future, little by little we will receive these equipment and they will want to take advantage of this to create a private cloud for our services... as I can't choose the servers, the only thing that I have to decide is the storage...
In 10-12 months we could have 30-40 blades servers (8 cores and 32 Gb), now we have 10-20... What should I take into account to choose the correct storage?... What I would like to avoid is problems with the latency for example...
I know that this question is not really specific... I need some ideas from other sites to know how shold I focus this kind of environment.
Thanks in advanced.