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The Load Dynamix Solution

IT_GUIapplianceThe Load DynamiX storage infrastructure performance validation platform is comprised of workload modeling and analytics software called Load DynamiX Enterprise and a family of performance validation appliances.  It has been explicitly designed to simplify the lives of storage architects and storage engineers.

Load DynamiX Enterprise helps architects and engineers make sense of the data and statistics that are available from their deployed networked storage infrastructure to create realistic workload models. These models can then be customized to create ‘what-if’ scenarios that reflect both the current state of your infrastructure as well as possible future states, including worst case loading scenarios related to various application workloads.

The purpose-built Load DynamiX performance validation appliances are used to generate extreme workloads to 1G, 10G or Fibre Channel storage targets to identify performance limits and help you identify the breaking points for your specific workloads. Load DynamiX supports all major File, Block and Object storage protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, iSCSI, FC, CDMI, S3, and OpenStack Swift.

“We were tired of ‘testing’ our networked storage in production. Load DynamiX gives us the insight we need to control our costs and sleep at night knowing our storage will perform in production.”

— Justin Richardson,
Storage Architect,
Go Daddy

Key Benefits of Deploying Load DynamiX for IT Organizations

The storage infrastructure life-cycle includes planning, design, procurement, deployment, troubleshooting, optimization, and change management.  The results of relying on the insight provided by Load DynamiX as an essential, on-going part of optimizing your storage infrastructure life-cycle and change validation process include:

  • Cutting storage costs by up to 60% as Load DynamiX will provide the true performance requirements data to utilize lower cost storage solutions.
  • Accelerating deployment of new applications or services by finding and preventing future problems in test and dev sites as opposed to during live production.
  • Performance assurance that the infrastructure meets user needs by fully testing applications in their worst case conditions before production deployment.
  • Reducing the risk of outages due to performance slowdowns and accelerating the troubleshooting process.  Load DynamiX will help ensure that end-users are fully satisfied in terms of uptime and response time.
  • Higher storage engineer productivity due to the simplicity of the test set-up, administration and reporting of Load DynamiX relative to freeware-based approaches.  Storage engineers can run 10X more tests per month, accelerating the ability to adopt new technology and roll out new business applications.

StorageLifecycle_Oct2013Figure:  IT Infrastructure Life Cycle