Common virtualization problems and solutions

Having an effective virtualized data storage system is crucial for your business. It increases efficiency, productivity, and revenue. While its setup can be fairly easy, it also has its own pitfalls. Here are three common virtualization problems and how best to resolve them.

Poorly structured storage from the get go

Within a virtualized data storage framework, information is grouped into tiers based on how quickly it needs to be accessible when requested. Most networks will have to organize data into three different tiers to avoid breaking the bank.

For example, you probably don't need to access archived data as fast as the images on your eCommerce website.

Without a virtualization expert on hand, organizing these data could quickly go off the rails. Consult with your managed IT services provider (MSP) to plan where various data types will be stored and what's the most effective way to set up your data storage framework.

Inadequately maintained virtualized storage

You need to regularly update your virtualized data storage plan so that it always meets your company’s evolving needs and it performs optimally. 

Whoever is in charge of your virtualization solution needs to have intimate knowledge of how data is being accessed. If you’re using virtual machines to access your database, they need to be precisely arranged to make sure you don’t have 10 workstations trying to access information from the same gateway.

Incorrect application placement

Placing all of your data-intensive applications on virtual storage networks might cause too much bandwidth usage and network traffic. 

Your MSP needs to understand and closely monitor how those applications work so they can recommend how to best distribute them across virtual machines and physical machines to solve connectivity issues.

Deploying any type of virtualized IT within your business is no small feat. So if you want to set up a virtualization solution without any issues, contact us today.  

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Shawn Meyer

Shawn Meyer

Shawn has over 20 years experience in utilizing various technologies for implementation, management, and administration of Fortune 100 Enterprise Level distributed environments. As part of the management team, Shawn oversees Enterprise IT and Consulting engagements for RJ2 Technologies’s clients. Prior to RJ2 Technologies, Shawn was the regional IT manager for a large entertainment corporation and was recognized for his change management leadership during a complex system-wide conversion to digital media. In addition, Shawn has worked with various clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and three energetic kids and volunteers for a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area.