Some Server Storage I/O Benchmark Workload Scripts | Part 1
This is part one of a two-part series of posts about using some common server
storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which
includes the workload scripts and where to view sample results.
There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing,
validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and
appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices
(SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others.
Various NVM flash SSD including NVMe devices
For example, lets say you have an SSD such as an Intel 750 (here, here, and
here) or some other vendors NVMe PCIe Add in Card (AiC) installed into a
Microsoft Windows server and would like to see how it compares with expected
results. The following scripts allow you to validate your system with tho... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
Following on the heals of being named one of three EcoTech warriors earlier
in the year, and then number 5 in the top ten independent bloggers at
StorageMonkeys earlier this year (plus appearing on InfoSmack), the momentum
continues more recently being named as the 23rd out of the top 30 influential
virtualization bloggers by Cloud Computing Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com)
and Ulitzer (www.ulitzer.com).
If that were not enough, I was also surprised to learn recently that I have
also made a debut appearance at number 79 in the Technobabble top 400 analyst ... (more)
Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench
Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services,
cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form
of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload
running in the background for what ever reason?
Here's a quick and relatively easy way to do it with Vdbench (Free from
Oracle). Granted there are other tools, both for free and for fee that can
similar things, however we will leave those for another day and post. Here'... (more)
Following earlier cloud conversations posts, cloud computing means many
things from products to services, functionality and positioned for different
layers of service delivery or capabilities (e.g. SaaS, AaaS, PaaS, IaaS and
Consequently it is no surprise when I hear from different people their
opinion, belief or perception of what is or is not a cloud, confidence or
concerns, or how to use and abuse clouds among other related themes.
A common theme I hear talking with IT professionals on a global basis centers
around conversations about confidence in clouds including reli... (more)
This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little
data, industry adoption and customer deployment.
If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business,
scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have
heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a popular buzzword bingo topic
and term for a couple of years now. Big data is being used to describe new
and emerging along with existing types of applications and information
processing tools and techniques.
I routinely hear from different people or groups tryin... (more)