Load DynamiX, the storage infrastructure performance validation source, today announced its latest storage workload modeling products that facilitates enterprise storage architects and engineers to be able to accelerate deployment of solid state technologies, validate performance, and optimize storage budgets.
Key offerings takes account of:
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.
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.
A new VDI application workload model is specifically designed to help users evaluate storage systems for VDI deployments.
Granular workload models for NFSv3, SMB 2, iSCSI and Fibre Channel have also been added.
Modeling of Compression and 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.