Re: Want to help improve SAP storage sizing?
I'm thinking data layout, or data placement may be very important. I'm almost thinking with the capabilities for storage such as virtual provisioning, and virtual LUN, today we might want to consider not only data layout, but a strategy for the data to take advantage of these capabilities.
It might go like this:
Sizing -- accurately for the storage, with EMC best practices .
Data Layout -- planned with no only number of spindles, but how to used them -- what will get priority in the layout planning task
Storage Strategy -- I'm just thinking this through, but once we have both of the above, and we have the priorities we might want to think about how we could leverage virtual provisioning, to try to reduce over allocation of storage space that really won't be used right away.
What do you think? ....