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November 2016

Demystifying storage performance metrics

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Data volumes are expanding rapidly and large chunks of budget need to be spent on storage to cope with that growth. But, what storage performance metrics are key when procuring capacity for new environments, what metrics do storage vendors use in their spec sheets and how do they spin them? We walk you through the key storage metrics you need to know about, look at how storage array makers present them in their product literature, and how to decode IOPS, latency and read/write performance figures.

Table Of Contents

  • How to read array supplier specification sheets
  • How suppliers spin performance specifications
  • $/GB vs $/IOPS and how to compare enterprise storage pricing
  • Key storage performance metrics for virtual environments

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