Software Defined Storage Testing and Validation


Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is an evolving concept where server-based storage software manages policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of hardware. SDS may be implemented via appliances over a traditional storage area network (SAN), or implemented as part of a scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution, or as the basis of an object-based storage solution.

In the hardware-defined world, storage vendors traditionally provide the compatibility, performance, scalability, reliability and functional testing required to ensure the robustness of the integrated products. These vendors all rely on the Virtual Instruments WorkloadWisdom test and validation platform, which is now available to the enterprise IT customer. The WorkloadWisdom Software Defined Storage performance test and validation platform provides coverage for all common SDS products and their related protocols.

WorkloadWisdom Benefits for Software Defined Storage

  • Select the optimal SDS platforms to run specific application workloads
  • Correctly size configurations and tiering to avoid under and over provisioning
  • Verify final storage configurations in pre-production environments
  • Find the optimal balance of cache, ports, SSDs and HDDs
  • Save $millions by deploying the best price/performance solution for your apps
Software Defined Storage Benefits



SDS Benchmark Report
Benchmark report – testing software-defined storage All Flash Arrays


Story of how GoDaddy tested SDS and saved $millions


Brochure – introduction to WorkloadWisdom

“If you can’t validate storage performance before it’s deployed into production, then you are flying blind.”

-Performance Engineering Manager, GoDaddy