What is application sensitive storage?
Application-aware storage is a type of storage architecture that monitors and optimizes storage resources based on usage by different applications. Application-aware storage enables optimal management of storage operations, especially for applications that frequently use the underlying storage media to store and extract data.
Application-aware storage primarily uses machine learning to understand how a particular application is using base storage. To achieve this, application aware storage requires tight integration and collaboration between the operating system and all storage interfaces. The data collected / evaluated from an application aware storage system / medium is used to improve storage allocation, utilization, disk caching, optimization and the overall quality of the service. For example, application-aware virtualization technology enables the monitoring, management and optimization of storage operations within a virtualization environment and / or for all virtual machines.