Overview

Load DynamiX Product Suite – Secret Weapon for Storage Professionals

Storage Performance Testing & Analytics

The Load DynamiX storage performance analytics solution is comprised of a software application, Load DynamiX Enterprise, and appliances for workload generation and workload acquisition. 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 Product Overview

Benefits

The Load DynamiX product suite was purpose-built to simplify the life of the storage professional

Why you should use Load DynamiX

Cut Storage Costs up to 60%

Stop unnecessarily over-provisioning storage

Assure Performance

Predict how your storage will perform in production

Troubleshoot Faster

Capture and replay your workloads in the lab

Load DynamiX Enterprise

Features

Load DynamiX Enterprise

Your window into storage performance

Load DynamiX Enterprise is a software application that analyzes production storage workloads, models workloads, creates what-if testing scenarios, and produces workload performance analytics.   It enables workload visibility into storage infrastructure by working with Workload Sensors, the Workload Data Importer, and Workload Generation Appliances. Load DynamiX Enterprise allows you to:

  • Characterize production workload profiles
  • Create highly realistic workload models
  • Measure SAN Performance with Workload Generation Appliances
  • Analyze performance results to optimize SAN

With Load DynamiX Enterprise you can assess the performance and scalability limits of any file, block or object storage system.

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THE ART OF THE STORAGE WORKLOAD

See the beauty in the storage performance testing in action

Load DynamiX has been the industry leader in storage performance validation in pre-production environments for years now. And for the first time, with Load DynamiX Workload Sensors and the Workload Data Importer, storage teams can also capture and analyze production workload data in an automated way to provide unparalleled insight into workload behavior and its effect on storage performance. Now storage teams can troubleshoot issues faster and more accurately.

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GET RESULTS. GAIN INSIGHT.

Analyze performance via simple, customizable graphical output

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.

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Load DynamiX Workload Generation and Workload Acquisition Appliances

 

Load DynamiX Workload Generation and Workload Acquisition Appliances

Workload Generation Appliance: Massive scalability and superior realism

Purpose-built Load DynamiX workload generation appliances generate massive traffic loads that can test the performance and scalability limits of any file, block or object storage system in pre-production environments. The 2U appliances and Virtual Series version are used to generate traffic based on workload models and access patterns configured by Load DynamiX Enterprise software.

  • 10G Ethernet Series
  • FC Series
  • Unified Series
  • Virtual Series

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Workload Sensor: Real-time workload acquisition

The Workload Sensors come in a 2RU appliance and are used to monitor and statistically analyze real-time workload profile data from production storage infrastructure. They connect to FC or Ethernet network switches and can capture workload data for a predetermined period of time. Workload statistics are processed within the Workload Analyzer of Load DynamiX Enterprise to generate and pre-populate highly accurate workload models which can then be applied against one or more storage systems via a Workload Generation Appliance. The Workload Sensors are available in three different models.

  • 10G Ethernet Series
  • FC Series
  • Unified Series

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Broad Storage Protocol Coverage (File, Block, Object)

Load DynamiX offers the widest breadth of File, Block and Object protocol emulation in the industry. The product suite allows users to build realistic SAN, NAS and Object workloads at scale to test storage networks, unified storage, and switching fabrics. The Load DynamiX solution empowers IT managers to replicate all major real world use-cases involving mixtures of file, block and object protocols generated simultaneously from a single interface.

Block:

  • Fibre Channel
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI
  • OpenStack Cinder

File

  • NFS
  • SMB / CIFS

Object

  • Amazon S3
  • HTTP/S
  • OpenStack Swift
  • SNIA CDMI

DIFFERENT

Become the data center hero

ELIMINATE STORAGE PERFORMANCE PLANNING GUESSWORK

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

  • Easy-to-use historical and real-time workload acquisition
  • Highly accurate and realistic workload models
  • Advanced simulation for deduplication, compression, and metadata commands
  • Extreme scalability to simulate worst case scenarios
  • Real-world workload simulation of virtualized environments
  • Consistent, repeatable results across time and geography
  • Professional support for product questions and updates

TESTING METHODOLOGIES

Load DynamiX is unique in the industry as we employ 2 very different testing methodologies that provide the most insight into your storage infrastructure and how it will perform in production:

Workload Modeling Simulate the I/O profiles of your production environment. When creating a workload model, users start by characterizing their existing or planned application workloads. For situations where an existing production environment can serve as reference, a precise workload model can be automatically derived from production storage systems.

Performance Profiling Fully characterize performance of arrays under wide variety of load parameters. This methodology provides storage teams with a map of the behavior of the storage system – making it easy to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the array and which workload attributes most directly affect performance.

Load DynamiX Difference

ROI

Load DynamiX 3-year financial benefit 

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Load DynamiX is the only commercially available product that tests / validates networked storage infrastructure. Save costs and decrease risk by using our solution.

Storage cost avoidance

$$$$: Save multi-millions100%

Business risk mitigation

$$$: Save millions60%

Storage engineering productivity

$$: Save hundreds of thousands40%

Cost avoidance, lab test

$$: Save tens to hundreds of thousands20%

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

– Principal Architect at GoDaddy.com