Windows Server and Hyper-V are the backbone of untold thousands of data centers around the world. But despite everything that this setup does well out of the box, one of its major shortcomings is quality of service for Hyper-V storage. The ability to set minimum and maximum IOPS at the disk level is helpful—and certainly better than nothing—but as data and headcount and workloads all expand, more sophisticated QoS controls become increasingly necessary. Like so many other phenomena, Hyper-V storage workloads tend to follow an 80/20 rule, wherein about 20% of them account for 80% of the business or operational urgency. If basic Microsoft QoS doesn’t let you adequately prioritize those 20%, is your data center truly supporting your business requirements?
Hyper-V Storage with HyperGridHyper-V storage solutions from HyperGrid cut the imprecision out of QoS management, while conferring the many other benefits of a hyper-converged Windows VDI solution. Unlike the simplistic controls in Microsoft QoS for Hyper-V, HyperGrid lets customers:
- Define custom VM priority classes
- Set and enforce both min and max IOPS per VM
- Manage both of the above concurrently