IT News - Storage
2022 Nov 18
How To Effectively Compare Storage System Performance
SearchStorage, November 7th, 2022

Storage vendors love to talk about their performance specifications, such as IOPS, throughput and latencies. The problem is that there's no standardization of those specifications among vendors.

There is little guidance as to how vendors measure or come up with those storage system performance numbers or how they correlate to a specific workload or application. In addition, vendors measure performance in different ways. Add in different storage types -- block, file and object -- and it gets even more complicated.

You, the IT pro, are essentially left to your own devices to figure it out. So, how should you compare performance?
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2022 Nov 18
A Comparison Of Distributed File Systems
SearchStorage, November 9th, 2022

Distributed file systems enable users to access file data that is spread across multiple storage servers. Key features -- including application and platform support and storage type -- differ from one product to another, so it's crucial for organizations to make a vigilant comparison of distributed file systems.

Users must examine their requirements and the differences among distributed file systems, evaluate the many products available on the market and then commence a systematic process for selection and implementation.
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