While there is an increasing need for high performance storage, such as all flash and hybrid storage solutions, there is a risk that storage architects could just be blindly “throwing” expensive hardware at performance issues.
Leading IT organizations who care about performance scalability and cost/performance such as Go Daddy, Shutterfly and Cox Communications use Load DynamiX Enterprise to test flash storage performance and determine the most appropriate flash or hybrid storage system that will support their constantly changing and growing workloads.
SSDs v HDDs to balance performance and costs
Other challenges include:
Load DynamiX Enterprise tests and validates flash with deduplication and compression with high accuracy, tremendous load and extremely realistic workload patterns. We have a patent pending method of generating and verifying streams that represent repeatable random and repeatable compressible content.
– Senior Storage Engineer at GoDaddy