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Understanding Database Impact on Storage

September 30, 2014 |

One of the challenges with understanding storage in a virtualized environment, is the specific use-case around database systems. In fact, there are multiple use-cases within the various types of database environments that can each have very distinct performance characteristics.

Exactly the … Read More

VMware to Red Hat: We Do OpenStack Storage Cheaper and Faster

June 23, 2014 | 2

It was interesting to read the article put out by VMware this past week which highlighted some interesting performance testing work being done by the leading virtualization vendor, and how they are touting a lower cost and higher performance deployment … Read More

Are We Testing the Right Things? Critical Thinking About Fusion-io Tests

June 20, 2014 |

In a world where we are seeing statistics flying around about performance, and everything is being done to create the ideal results from those statistics, questions often come up around what the real results of performance testing is.

SSD vs … Read More

The Truth on IOPS in Storage Shopping

June 18, 2014 |

When we are looking at criteria for making a decision on storage, one of the top items always seems to be IOPS (I/O Per Second). As we do more and more work around storage performance measurement, this number is always … Read More

VAAI UNMAP and Performance Considerations

June 10, 2014 |

VMware VAAI (vSphere APIs for Array Integration) has been heavily leveraged for VMware storage environments. Using these integrated APIs, the underlying hardware can offload storage tasks from the hypervisor to get the greatest efficiency and performance

*Performance May Vary

As … Read More