FORT WORTH, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- A new standard is set for high performance in the data center, according to the results of a lab test by storage analyst firm Storage Switzerland. The firm will detail the findings of a lab test that confirms the claims of a four-company team that its storage infrastructure can deliver more than two million, eight-kilobyte, I/O operations per second (IOPS).
Lead Analyst and Storage Switzerland founder George Crump's testing shows that this performance is relevant in all data centers, even those that need modest performance. Crump also finds that because of the shared configuration generating this type of performance centers on the infrastructure, not just fast storage devices.
Dell, Emulex, Brocade and Violin provided the infrastructure used in the lab testing. The companies are teaming to put together an environment Crump feels was tuned not only for performance but also reality. A shared configuration resembles what most data centers require to support clustered environments like virtualization and databases.
Storage Switzerland is holding a live webinar on Oct. 1 at 12 noon CDT to discuss the findings of the lab testing. Crump has also written an extensive lab report detailing the results of its test. Those registering for the webinar will receive a free copy of the report to review prior to the Oct. 1 event.
Experts from Brocade, Emulex and Violin will join Crump and his team from Storage Switzerland on the webinar to discuss the four steps to designing a storage architecture that meets the demands of today's data center and tomorrow's.
Storage Switzerland is a storage analyst firm based in Fort Worth, Texas, that offers expert analysis of the latest trends in data storage. Other offices are in Denver and New York. Its research findings are distributed through blogs, white papers, webinars and whiteboard videos which can be found on the company's web site: http://www.storage-switzerland.com.