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Virtual Instruments Enhancing Load DynamiX Enterprise Storage Performance Validation Solution

With preconditioning methodology for evaluating flash arrays
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.04.18

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Virtual Instruments, Inc. announced enhancements to its Load DynamiX Enterprise storage performance validation solution, which enables storage professionals to validate and optimise their storage investments.

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Driven by customer demand, Load DynamiX Enterprise 5.3 lets customers more intelligently deploy storage infrastructure for their hybrid data centres. It simplifies the entire storage performance testing and validation process and provides realistic results, resulting in deployment decisions that can save millions in storage costs and ensure the performance of business-critical applications.

Load DynamiX Enterprise 5.3 lets storage engineers and architects perform what-if analysis and modelling for NAS (NFSv3) using a customer's production storage workloads to enhance realism. In addition, there's a preconditioning methodology for flash array performance testing, providing advanced capabilities for analysing the performance of high-end arrays.

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Key features include:

  • Ability to build temporal NFSv3 workload models for hyper-realistic modelling and analysis

  • A simplified, foolproof methodology for preconditioning all-flash arrays connected via FC and iSCSI;

  • Enhanced user productivity and GUI improvements, such as real-time test status notifications and more intuitive workflows; and

  • Test management improvements to simplify administrative tasks such as results management, backup and restore, and other system management functions.

"Our Load DynamiX Enterprise 5.3 enhancements are purpose-built to deliver the value our customers need, giving them back more time, money and resources, as well as helping them extend these savings and benefits across their storage infrastructure," said Tim Van Ash, SVP, products, Virtual Instruments. "The customer momentum we're experiencing across our entire solution portfolio validates that our app-centric approach to performance management is critical, as enterprises must understand their current workload performance requirements prior to making new deployment decisions, such as moving to a public cloud or migrating cloud instances back on premise."

Load DynamiX Enterprise solution offers a comprehensive approach to storage workload modelling, testing, validation and performance analysis for hybrid IT infrastructure.