Identifying Performance Bottlenecks with Real-World Applications and Flash-Based Storage

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Where are today’s storage performance bottlenecks, how do you find them and how does adding flash storage affect them? Demartek will report the results (IOPS, throughput and latency) of vendor-neutral performance tests run on database and virtualization workloads typical of those found in today’s data centers. The tests cover both hybrid and all-flash solutions from several manufacturers and using a variety of form factors and interfaces. You will come away with reasonable estimates of what to expect in practice, observe how different workloads affect storage system performance and notice the difference in performance results depending on where the measurements were taken. Technologies discussed include server-side flash, hybrid storage arrays, all-flash arrays and various interfaces including NVMe.

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Learn how real-world workloads perform on different types of flash storage
Learn how different application workloads affect latency
Learn about some of the interfaces used for flash storage