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Load DynamiX Inc. broadens its validation testing capabilities

Load DynamiX expanded its storage validation testing portfolio today with a multiprotocol device, virtual appliance and upgraded software that supports virtual desktop infrastructure workloads.

  • Premiered: 04/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA SwiftTest TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA HDS TBA LDX Enterprise TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA IO TBA Jeff Boles TBA Data Center
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Load DynamiX Simplifies Storage Performance Workload Modeling to Accelerate Flash and Hybrid Storage

Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, today announced its latest storage workload modeling products that enable enterprise storage architects and engineers accelerate deployment of solid state technologies, validate performance, and optimize storage budgets.

  • Premiered: 04/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Herald Online
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid storage TBA Optimization TBA Validation TBA Deduplication TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA SwiftTest
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Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation

Unacceptably poor performance can be a career killer and so IT generally “over-provisions” infrastructure as the rule. But how much is this approach really costing us? Today, the biggest line item in IT infrastructure spending is storage.  Even with data growth and new performance demands increasing, based on “safe” estimates we still overprovision by 50% or more which results in billions of dollars of wasted storage spending. A more important problem is that we may not be even be provisioning the right infrastructure for our application workload requirements, taking serious risks with every new investment.

Equally vital is knowing when to upgrade or refresh. Looking forward, how can anyone know when their current infrastructure will hit its inevitable “wall”? In day-to-day operations, every time a change is made to storage infrastructure, the application or the network, that change could be introducing a deeply rooted problem that might only show up under production pressure. Why do enterprises seem to proceed blindly, willingly rolling the dice when it comes to performance? Here at Taneja Group, we see an obvious correlation between risk of failure and lack of knowledge about how infrastructure responds to each application workload.

Unfortunately, enterprises too often rely on vendor benchmarks produced under ideal conditions with carefully crafted workloads that don’t reflect the real target environment. Or they might choose readily scalable systems so that in times of trouble they can always buy and deploy more resources, although this can be highly disruptive and expensive when buying on a short notice. They might architect for large virtual and cloud environments in an attempt to average out utilization and pool excess capacity for peak demand, but still without knowing how performance will degrade at the upper reaches of VM density. In contrast, we believe that IT managers must evolve from a perspective of assuming performance, to one of assuring performance.

Typical testing approaches usually involve generating workloads with heavily scripted servers used as load generators. This is an expensive, unreliable, brute force approach, only trotted out when sufficient staff, time and money is available to execute a large-scale performance evaluation. But Load DynamiX has changed that equation for storage, evolving workload modeling and performance load testing into a cost-efficient and practical continuous process. We think that Load DynamiX’s solution supports the adoption of a new best practice of proactively managing infrastructure from a position of knowledge called Infrastructure Performance Validation (IPV). 

In this report we will look at Load DynamiX’s workload modeling software and storage performance validation appliances, and walk through how IT can use them to establish effective IPV practices across the entire IT infrastructure lifecycle. We’ll examine why existing approaches to storage performance evaluation fall short and why we believe that successful storage deployments require a detailed understanding of application workload behavior. We’ll briefly review Load DynamiX’s solution to see how it addresses these challenges and uniquely enables broad adoption of IPV to the benefit of both the business and IT. We’ll look at how Load DynamiX generates accurate workload models for storage testing, a key IPV capability, and how limit testing and “what if” scenarios can be run, analyzed, and communicated for high impact. Finally, we’ll look at a range of validation scenarios, and how Load DynamiX can be leveraged to reduce risk, assure performance, and lower IT costs.

Publish date: 12/02/13
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Using Load DynamiX data to create custom charts

We here in the Taneja Group lab often need to generate a large number of Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPs), and we have found one of the best ways to do this is with the Load DynamiX Appliance. However, often the charts that it generates aren’t in the form we need for a specific task, so I would like to share with you the steps we take take in the lab to create custom Excel charts using Load DynamiX data.

  • Premiered: 08/05/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Load DynamiX charts analytics
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Using the Load DynamiX Workload Iterator

In our validation lab we find our Load DynamiX workload generator very useful. It just got exponentially more useful with the addition of the “Workload Iterator”.

  • Premiered: 08/10/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Load DynamiX
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Figuring out the real price of flash technology

Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.

  • Premiered: 11/04/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA TCO TBA latency TBA bandwith TBA Protection TBA Data protection TBA Load DynamiX TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA NAND TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA StoreServ TBA IBM TBA IBM FlashSystem TBA FlashSystem TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Tegile
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Load DynamiX adds workload modeling to storage performance tool

The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

  • Premiered: 05/22/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA OpenStack TBA Ceph TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA NFSv TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA storage performance validation TBA Block Storage TBA Mike Matchett
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Record Year for Load DynamiX as Enterprise IT Adoption Grows Over 100%

Load DynamiX, the leader in storage performance analytics, announced today that it closed 2015 with record revenues as it continued to successfully penetrate enterprise IT organizations and expand from selling exclusively to the storage engineering and architecture departments to storage production departments.

  • Premiered: 01/13/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PR Newswire
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Swift TBA Ceph TBA Mike Matchett
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Load DynamiX unveils new Virtual Series storage test tools

Newly updated Load DynamiX Virtual Series tools offer the same GUI, workflow, statistics and API as its physical storage performance validation appliance.

  • Premiered: 01/25/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Virtualization TBA Load DynamiX TBA API TBA Storage TBA Performance TBA Storage Performance TBA storage performance validation TBA object storage TBA cloud object storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA IOPS TBA Validation TBA storage infrastructure TBA Optimization TBA VMWare TBA VMware ESXi TBA ESXi TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA Hypervisor TBA hypervisors TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA OpenStack
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Virtual Instruments Merges with Load DynamiX; Secures $20 Million Investment

Virtual Instruments, the market leader in real-time infrastructure performance management, and Load DynamiX, the leader in storage performance analytics, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge to create the industry’s first end-to-end infrastructure DevOps platform.

  • Premiered: 03/29/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Virtual Instruments TBA application performance TBA analytics TBA Load DynamiX TBA application performance management TBA Infrastructure TBA Arun Taneja
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Virtual Instruments taps into Load DynamiX, storage analytics

Storage performance monitoring vendor Virtual Instruments combines forces with load simulation vendor Load DynamiX in a merger that broadens their storage analytics platforms.

  • Premiered: 03/29/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Virtual Instruments TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage Performance TBA storage performance validation TBA Performance TBA Storage TBA application performance TBA application performance management TBA Arun Taneja TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel
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Virtual Instruments Debuts WorkloadCentral, Free Cloud-based Workload Analysis

Virtual Instruments, the leader in infrastructure performance analytics, today launched the beta version of WorkloadCentral, a free storage workload analysis service and community designed to help IT teams better understand how their application workloads interact with the underlying storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 05/02/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Virtual Instruments TBA analytics TBA Storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA application performance TBA Cloud TBA Load DynamiX TBA Metadata TBA Arun Taneja
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Virtual Instruments WorkloadCentral: Free Cloud-Based Resource for Understanding Workload Behavior

Virtual Instruments, the company created by the combination of the original Virtual Instruments and Load DynamiX, recently made available a free cloud-based service and community called WorkloadCentral. The service is designed to help storage professionals understand workload behavior and improve their knowledge of storage performance. Most will find valuable insights into storage performance with the simple use of this free service. For those who want to get a deeper understanding of workload behavior over time, or evaluate different storage products to determine which one is right for their specific application environment, or optimize their storage configurations for maximum efficiency, they can buy additional Load DynamiX Enterprise products available from the company.
The intent with WorkloadCentral is to create a web-based community that can share information about a variety of application workloads, perform workload analysis and create workload simulations. In an industry where workload sharing has been almost absent, this service will be well received by storage developers and IT users alike.
Read on to understand where WorkloadCentral fits into the overall application and storage performance spectrum...

Publish date: 05/26/16
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New Virtual Instruments software improves NAS, flash models

Version 5.3 of Virtual Instruments' Load DynamiX 5 software supports time-based NFSv3 workloads, eases preconditioning of flash arrays and improves the user interface.

  • Premiered: 04/19/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA NAS TBA Virtual Instruments TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Load DynamiX TBA NFS TBA Block Storage TBA flash storage TBA iSCSI TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA VirtualWisdom TBA analytics TBA Storage Performance TBA NetApp TBA OnCommand TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZFS TBA Data Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Data reduction TBA Backup TBA Arun Taneja TBA all flash array TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA Optimization