The world of database storage has changed and continues to change at an ever-increasing pace. It’s become virtualized, networked, distributed, and ultimately far more complicated for the database administrator (DBA).
This document scrutinizes how advances such as virtualization, has made the life of the DBA a living storage hell by making their jobs more difficult. It examines the storage problems/obstacles the DBA has to deal with. How common workarounds are principally a brute force approach that throws hardware at these problems, deferring versus solving the problems.