Monthly Archives: May 2018

Optimize and save on provisioned storage space in virtualized environment

Before i often over-provisioned the needed storage for VM.

For example for AWS and other cloud services it’s common place to be charged per gigabytes of used EBS and similar storages (for Mongolian iTools, Mobicom and others usually you are charged by subscription plans so it’s unavoidable to pay for not used disk space). Generally it’s not recommended to provision storage space more than necessary. Surely it’s OK to have a reasonable free space for your VMs, but not too much (for example it’s still very common to see created VM which utilize only 3-5% of huge vmdk/AWS EBS and … Read the rest