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Load DynamiX Simplifies Storage Performance Workload Modeling to Accelerate Flash and Hybrid Storage System Adoption
|By Business Wire
|April 14, 2014 02:00 PM EDT
Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure
performance validation, today announced its latest storage workload
modeling products that enable enterprise storage architects and
engineers accelerate deployment of solid state technologies, validate
performance, and optimize storage budgets.
Key offerings include:
An all-in-one two rack unit (2RU) appliance that can emulate tens of
thousands of clients across all SAN and NAS environments.
The first-ever VDI application workload model that looks at
application bottlenecks from the storage perspective.
The industry’s first and only application modeling of data compression
and inline deduplication which is key to investment decision-making
for Flash and hybrid storage systems.
“Our new products represent two key initiatives: lowering the cost and
reducing the complexity of deploying storage performance validation
solutions, while greatly enhancing the value of storage workload
modeling,” stated Philippe Vincent, CEO at Load DynamiX. “These
breakthroughs will help storage vendors and architects dramatically
improve their performance testing and change validation processes –
especially around the adoption of flash and hybrid storage products.”
To cost-effectively stress test enterprise SAN, NAS, and Object storage
systems, the new LDX Enterprise Series solution combines the Load
DynamiX Enterprise workload modeling application with a load generation
appliance containing both 10GbE and FC testing interface ports in a
single 2RU enclosure.
This new appliance complements the recently introduced high density
variants of its award-winning FC (16G), and Ethernet (10GE and 1GE)
appliances to help customers stress their largest storage systems that
now include unified appliances for SAN and NAS environments.
A new virtual appliance is available as a software-only version of the
Load Dynamix load generation appliance. Aimed at technology vendor
engineering organizations, it allows development engineers duplicate
proven approaches already used by their QA organizations. Vendors can
now test earlier in their development process and accelerate time to
market while improving product quality.
Simplified Storage Workload Modeling
Load DynamiX continues to deliver on its strategy to build the
industry’s most complete storage workload modeling solution that
simulates real-world applications. Enhancements include a simpler user
interface, improved analytics and flexible charting capabilities for
easier product comparisons. New reporting templates will greatly
facilitate typical use cases, such as performance capacity planning and
head-to-head product comparisons.
A new VDI application workload model is specifically designed to help
users evaluate storage systems for VDI deployments. By creating a large
number of VDI Linked Clones and measuring VDI boot storm performance,
storage architects can see how well the underlying storage
infrastructure will perform under varying user and workload conditions.
Armed with this information, storage architects can make intelligent
decisions that eliminate both under- and over-provisioning of storage.
Granular workload models for NFSv3, SMB 2, iSCSI and Fibre Channel have
also been added. The new models enable a very high degree of
customization and detail around storage access patterns, block/file
sizes and distributions, directory structures, and load properties.
Modeling of Compression & Deduplication
Load DynamiX is now the first and only storage performance validation
solution that can model data compression and inline deduplication -- key
issues storage architects must quantify properly to assess the ROI of
adopting flash or hybrid storage. Both technologies substantially reduce
the price per GB and are critical to flash and hybrid storage adoption.
“Although storage systems that incorporate flash promise to relieve all
storage performance problems, determining which applications justify the
need for flash and exactly how much flash to deploy are fundamental
questions,” said Jeff Boles, director-Lab Validation Services at Taneja
Group. “Workload modeling and performance validation solutions, such as
Load DynamiX, will help storage architects and engineers obtain
predictive insight into storage infrastructure behavior for performance
assurance and cost optimization.”
Load DynamiX will be exhibiting their products at Data Storage
Innovations Conference in Santa Clara, CA, April 22-24, 2014 and at EMC
World 2014 in Las Vegas May 5-8 in booth #642.
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. Visit www.loaddynamix.com
for more information.
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