Load DynamiX Enterprise

Load DynamiX Enterprise Product Suite
The Secret Weapon for Storage Professionals

OVERVIEW

Storage Performance Testing & Analytics

The Load DynamiX Enterprise 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

BENEFITS

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

Why you should use Load DynamiX Enterprise

CUT STORAGE COSTS UP TO 60%

Stop unnecessarily over-provisioning storage

ASSURE PERFORMANCE

Predict how your storage will perform in production

DETERMINISTIC RESULTS

Protect your Investments with real production workload modeling

Features

Load DynamiX Enterprise

VirtualWisdom and Load DynamiX Enterprise Platforms

Virtual Instruments’ vision is to create a world where applications and infrastructure perform better together. We offer real-time infrastructure performance monitoring, analytics and storage validation products that provide breakthrough application workload visibility to Global 2000 enterprise companies and service providers. The best infrastructure instrumentation and performance analytics for the business-critical data center. The award winning VirtualWisdom and Load DynamiX Enterprise platforms, combined, empowers IT managers and teams to more intelligently monitor, manage, evaluate and transition to new infrastructure environments, including leading-edge storage architectures such as flash, cloud, software-defined, virtualized and converged infrastructures.

Test Performance and Scalability of any File, Block or Object Storage

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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 the Workload Data Importer and Workload Generation Appliances. Load DynamiX Enterprise allows you to:

    • Characterize production workload profiles
    • Create highly realistic workload models
    • Measure storage I/O Performance with Workload Generation Appliances
    • Analyze performance results to optimize your storage infrastructure

With Load DynamiX Enterprise you can assess the performance and scalability limits of any file, block or object storage
Datasheet (IT Solutions)
Video (Product Overview)

An Industry First: Automated Workload Modeling
See the simplicity of storage performance testing in action

Until now, there have been two ways of doing workload modeling, quickly with terrible realism, or slowly and painfully with better realism.  For the first time, you can now do incredibly realistic models quickly and programmatically.  What used to take days or weeks can now be done in an hour or two.  The Workload Data Importer model ingests files directly from your production array and builds the performance model for you.  Or, with VirtualWisdom Performance Probes, storage teams can deliver even greater realism to the Data Importer, through capture of many more metrics.  

Info Sheet (Load DynamiX Workload Iterator)

Video (Importing and Modeling Workloads to Load DynamiX Enterprise)

Integrated Reporting and Analytics
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.Video (Product Reports)

 

Load DynamiX Workload Generation Appliances

Workload Generation Appliance: Massive Scalability and Superior Realism

Workload Generation Appliance

Purpose-built Load DynamiX Enterprise 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 and 40G Ethernet Series
  • FC Series
  • Unified Series
  • Virtual Series

Datasheet (IT Solutions)

Datasheet (Performance Validation Appliance)

Datasheet (Virtual Series Storage Validation Appliance)

Broad Storage Protocol Coverage (File, Block, Object)

Load DynamiX Enterprise 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 Enterprise 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 Enterprise 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 Enterprise 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.

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Learn More

Video

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Introduction to using Load DynamiX Enterprise to test new storage targets

Virtual Instruments Brochure

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    Virtual Instruments Solutions Overview

Datasheet

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Load DynamiX Product Line Overview

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

– Principal Architect at GoDaddy.com
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