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New Workload Iterator from Load DynamiX Simplifies Ability to Test Hundreds of Storage Workload Variations, Debuts at Flash Memory Summit

July 31, 2014

Storage performance validation solution increases testing efficiencies by 10X, helps find sweet spots and blind spots of flash and hybrid storage arrays

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, today announced Workload Iterator, the newest addition to its award-winning storage workload modeling and performance validation solution. Workload Iterator helps storage engineers and storage architects greatly simplify storage performance testing while increasing their ability to test hundreds of variations for any networked storage workload scenario. Workload Iterator enables comprehensive determination of the performance strengths and weaknesses of any all-flash or hybrid storage system.

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Storage engineers who are trying to understand the performance characteristics and benefits of all-flash or hybrid storage systems can now easily model hundreds to hundreds of workload scenarios in a stepwise fashion. Workload Iterator empowers storage engineers with the ability to vary a multitude of permutations of workload assumptions including:

  • block size
  • file sizes
  • read/write percentages
  • sequential/random percentages
  • LUN hot spots
  • data compression and inline deduplication ratios

    Understanding the performance impact of deduplication and compression is particularly important as both technologies substantially reduce the price per GB and are critical to flash and hybrid storage adoption.

    Load DynamiX will be debuting its Workload Iterator and exhibiting its products in booth #906 at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA, August 5-7, 2014 and will be speaking in the SSD Testing Challenges track on Wednesday, August 6 at 3:20 pm.

    Key Quotes

    “Load DynamiX storage performance validation solutions have been an industry game-changer for those needing to easily assess the benefits of flash and hybrid storage solutions for their unique workloads,” said Philippe Vincent, CEO of Load DynamiX. “Our new Workload Iterator is a significant new innovation that will dramatically simplify the testing and validation process, as initiatives that took weeks or months in the past can now be accomplished in a matter of days.”

    “Today’s storage systems, whether all-flash arrays or hybrid storage, are more sensitive to the workloads and applications storing data on them than the disk based systems of old,” said Howard Marks, chief scientist at Deep Storage, LLC. “This makes it all the more important that storage architects actually test their systems with workloads that closely model their real world applications. With Load DynamiX and its Workload Iterator, architects can now easily identify performance limits for their unique workloads and determine the strengths and weaknesses of any networked storage array.”

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    About Load DynamiX

    As the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, Load DynamiX empowers IT professionals with the insight needed to make intelligent decisions regarding networked storage. By accurately characterizing and emulating real-world application behavior, Load DynamiX optimizes the overall performance, availability, and cost of storage infrastructure. The combination of advanced workload analytics and modeling software with extreme load-generating appliances give IT professionals the ability to cost-effectively validate and stress today’s most complex physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure to its limits.



    Load DynamiX

    Kelly Dorsey, 818-436-9646

    kdorsey@loaddynamix.com

    Source: Load DynamiX


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