Profile of George CrumpPresident, Storage Switzerland
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George Crump is president and founder of Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments. With 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for datacenters across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, and SAN. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one the nationís largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection. George is responsible for the storage blog on InformationWeek's website and is a regular contributor to publications such as Byte and Switch, SearchStorage, eWeek, SearchServerVirtualizaiton, and SearchDataBackup.
Articles by George Crump
posted in March 2011
In our last entry, Fixing Storage Performance In Virtualized Environment, we discussed some of the options to make the environment faster. What if you can't put in a new system? Maybe you just bought the one you have or maybe you have a feeling you can get more out of it. That's a good thought. Most storage infrastructures are underutilized from a performance perspective but you need to know how to mana
In our last entry we identified just a few of the reasons why server virtualization projects cause storage performance problems. In the next few entries we will discuss ways to fix storage performance in virtualized environments. In general you have two options; get faster or get smarter. Depending on your environment one option will typically make sense over the other but eventually as the virtualizatio