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)
This is the first in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems
announcements. You can view the next post here.
For a certain generation of IBM faithful or followers the recently announced
PureFlex and PureApplication systems might give a sense of DejaVu perhaps
even causing some to wonder if they just woke up from a long Rip Van Winkle
Yet for another generation who may not yet be future IBM followers, fans,
partners or customers, there could be a sense of something new and
revolutionary with the PureFlex and PureApplication systems (twitter
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more
documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage
models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds
and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among other topics
which are now joined by the new Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a
Service (PaaS) and foundational document for cloud interoperability.
ODCA Chairman Marvin Wheeler talks to Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy
Unlike most industry trade groups or alliances that are vendor... (more)