Why Flash Storage Benchmark Testing Is Not Hype
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10/7/2013 | 7:46:30 PM
re: Why Flash Storage Benchmark Testing Is Not Hype
The key is truly understanding the performance requirements of the workloads themselves and how they interact with the storage infrastructure. As George points out, relying on IOPS is a poor indicator of performance, particularly for file-based environments, which usually have very heavy metadata performance constraints. IOPS numbers don't take metadata performance into consideration. We at SwiftTest ( are directly addressing this with workload modeling and performance validation solutions that are a direct reflection of your actual workloads. With this insight into your production applications, you can determine which storage systems and which configurations are truly best for your environment before putting them into production.

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