Benchmarking storage results, part 1

Does it perform within the parameters set (see below)? Can I measure objectively? What changed parameters caused differences in expected output? Are all features included or must I make a compromise? Is it easy to manage? Can I expect someone else to manage this? Does it fit with my long-term goals? Can it scale with my needs? Is there anybody out there?

Storage benchmarking hardware list

So here I am in my office at ipHouse finishing up the last runs of benchmarking reviewing my posts I have already done for Tegile’s Zebi and Tintri T540 appliances. I still need to finish one for Nexsan but won’t have time until later this weekend to complete it.

As I am getting closer to posting the actual results I wanted to share the storage and testing configurations now instead of including all of this in the results posting.

Re-carpeting the data center – in review

Just random sets of links to different sites that were linking back or referencing our April Fools tie in. We had a great day and some very silly feedback – and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. – my personal favorite

Example cost: Virtual Private Cloud (updated)

Back in September, 2009, I had written a post with a quick overview of what a private cloud (or infrastructure) looks like and some basic costs and information, including why it is a great product (I am biased). Since then, Dell has retired the PE2900III model server and items change, this is an update for the basic configuration. Reminder graphic: […]

UNIX Shell services, what’s the fuss?

Wowzers, quite a little thread going on in a newsgroup, but really, what’s the big deal? I think I know… Not everyone uses the Internet for viewing web pages and downloading pr0nself-help videos and television shows. The Internet itself has become much easier for the layman to use, and with that, these historical services are no longer needed and support […]