Software Defined Storage is transforming the Storage ecosystem through software, by enabling dynamic, policy-driven storage resource management for the Software Defined Data Center
Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is a software layer that manages storage infrastructure. Software developers have the flexibility to use a variety of hardware, such as processors, network cards, and hard drives with their storage managing software to develop their own SDS solutions. In this blog, I share some examples of developers using Intel enabling technologies (features of the hardware and/or software) to develop their SDS solutions.
By copying frequently accessed enterprise data onto fast Intel® Solid State Drives, Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS) delivers striking increases in workload I/O performance: for example, it delivers up to three times more performance on transactional database processing and up to 20 times faster processing of read-intensive business analytics.1
This article helps both business-oriented and technology-focused decision makers streamline the process of assessing the technology.
In my previous blog, “Detecting CPU-bound Applications in Server Systems”, I discussed how to detect a CPU-bound application. I continue the performance analysis and debugging discussion here in my second blog called “Detecting Disk I/O Bound Applications in Server Systems”. Here I will show what common Linux* utilities can be used to detect I/O bound applications, and then I will cover what technologies are available to increase overall I/O performance of servers.