I'm Mike Tutkowski. I work at an exciting data-storage company in Boulder, CO called SolidFire (http://solidfire.com).
The SolidFire storage area network (SAN) was designed from the ground up to support hard Quality of Service. On a volume-by-volume basis, administrators can decide on a minimum, maximum, and burst number of IOPS - eliminating the Noisy Neighbor effect and allowing Cloud Service Providers to confidently host all sorts of application workloads in their clouds that were previously unpractical.
I am a dedicated resource to the CloudStack project. I integrate advanced SolidFire features into CloudStack while also performing general-purpose CloudStack development activities.
We've received several inquiries from our customer base regarding how one goes about configuring storage in CloudStack. To help answer these questions, I've prepared a CloudStack Storage Configuration Guide and included it in this post....