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)
This post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on
lab report I did compliments of Servers Direct and Seagate that you can read
in PDF form here. The focus is looking at the Servers Direct
(www.serversdirect.com) converged Content Solution platforms with Seagate
Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD's). I was given the opportunity to do some
hands-on testing running different application workloads with a 2U content
solution platform along with various Seagate Enterprise 2.5" HDD's handle
different application workloads. This includes Seagate's Enterprise
Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste
With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic
For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following
are six tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste
and later physical e-waste. Most conversations involving e-waste focus on the
physical aspects from disposing of electronics along with later impacts.
While physical e-waste is an important topic, let's expand the conversation
including other variations of e-waste including digital... (more)
When I was in Europe presenting some sessions at conferences and doing some
seminars last month I meet and spoke with one of the attendees at the
StorageExpo Holland event. The persons name (Han Breemer) came up to visit
with me after one of my presentations that include SSD is in your future:
When, where, with what and how, and Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking
industry trends and perspectives. Note you can find additional material from
various conferences and events on the Downloads page accessible via the
resources menu on the StorageIO web site.
As I always do, I inv... (more)
How much SSD do you need vs. want?
By Greg Schulz
I have been getting asked by IT customers, VAR's and even vendors how much
solid state device (SSD) storage is needed or should be installed to address
IO performance needs to which my standard answer is it depends.
I also am also being asked if there is rule of thumb (RUT) of how much SSD
you should have either in terms of the number of devices or a percentage;
IMHO, the answer is it depends. Sure, there are different RUTs floating
around based on different environments, applications, workloads however are
they applicable to you... (more)