Load DynamiX Enterprise

The Secret Weapon for Storage Professionals

OVERVIEW

Storage Performance Testing & Analytics

The Load DynamiX Enterprise storage performance analytics solution is comprised of a software application, Load DynamiX Enterprise, and appliances for workload generation. The solution is used to validate storage infrastructure performance and understand how changes in application workload behavior affect storage performance. It’s an integrated solution for workload acquisition, workload analysis, workload modeling and workload performance analytics.

 

The product suite helps storage professionals:

  1. Analyze production storage workload profiles by measuring I/O performance
  2. Determine optimal storage systems and configurations for each workload
  3. Identify performance limits under a variety of workload scenarios

Load DynamiX Enterprise - Features

 

Test Performance and Scalability of any File, Block, or Object Storage

 


Comparing latency on S3 storage targets with various loads helps to predict how storage will support application growthLoad DynamiX Enterprise is a software application and Load Generation Appliance that analyzes production storage workloads, models workloads, creates what-if testing scenarios, and produces workload performance analytics.  Load DynamiX Enterprise allows you to:

  1. Characterize production workload profiles
  2. Create highly realistic workload models
  3. Measure storage I/O Performance
  4. Analyze performance results to optimize your storage infrastructure

An industry First: Automated Workload Modeling

 

Evaluating storage performance has never been easier

 

Until now, there have been two ways of doing workload modeling, quickly with poor realism, or slowly and painfully with better realism.  For the first time, you can create incredibly realistic models quickly and programmatically.  What used to take days or weeks can now be done in an hour or two.  The Workload Data Importer ingests files directly from your production array or from VirtualWisdom, and builds the workload model for you – automatically.

Integrated Reporting and Analytics

 

Analyze performance via simple, customizable graphical output

 


Analyze performance via simple, customizable graphical output. In this screenshot snippet, you can see the variability of the performance of the tested application.

Load DynamiX Enterprise collects thousands of metrics every second, analyzes the relevant workload data, and offers extensive charting and reporting capabilities.

The most useful results typically include the charts on latency, throughput and IOPS that enable the visual analysis of performance data resulting from different load parameters, access patterns, data content types and configuration changes.

Workload Generation Appliances

 

Drive millions of IOPS from a single appliance

 

Our load generation appliances are capable of emulating extreme, complex traffic loads. They offer detailed performance emulation of storage protocols that provide rich, accurate representations of workloads across File, Block and Object / Cloud storage.

Lower your testing costs by unifying storage validation processes with a solution capable of generating millions of IOPS from a single 2U platform.

Consider using our virtual appliance, offering an aggregate 4Gbps throughput for fully functional testing on less performance intensive IP networks.

 


“Iometer can give you some scalability from a single host. But you can never get mixed I/Os to create complexity. It doesn’t give you a sense of how your storage works compared to the insight you get with Load DynamiX.”

– Jeff Boles, Director, Lab Validation Services

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Load DynamiX Enterprise Introduction

Why Load DynamiX Enterprise

The Load DynamiX Enterprise product suite was purpose-built to eliminate the guesswork out of making storage decisions

CUT STORAGE COSTS UP TO 60%

Stop unnecessarily over-provisioning storage and network components

ASSURE PERFORMANCE

Predict how your storage will perform in production

IMPROVE APP AVAILABILITY

Match your application performance needs with the best infrastructure

How Load DynamiX Enterprise is Different

Load DynamiX Enterprise offers better insight into how workload behavior affects storage system performance than traditional approaches (including freeware tools), including:

  • Easy-to-use workload acquisition and programmatic modeling
  • The most accurate and realistic workload tests
  • Extreme scalability to simulate worst case scenarios
  • Consistent, repeatable results across time and geography
  • Complete acquisition, modeling, load gen, and reporting solution
  • Professional support to solve your toughest problems

“Load DynamiX is like Iometer on steroids! I can test 5 different storage arrays simultaneously, configure a base workload and test it, and then change the attributes on a workload and test again. I’m so much more efficient using Load DynamiX – I’ll never go back to freeware tools again.”

Todd Gleason, Storage Manager
FireHost

“I can’t say enough good things about Load DynamiX Enterprise. Their solution helped us choose the right storage technologies for both optimal performance and price.”

– Principal Architect at GoDaddy.com
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