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Real-world testing and storage gotchas: upcoming webinars

Posted by Alan Brandon on May 15, 2014

Mark your calendars, we have two webinars next week about storage in virtualized data centers. The first covers a common customer question: How to realistically test storage performance. The second webinar, the first in a three-part series, looks at common storage gotchas (and how to avoid them).

  • Testing server-side cache with real-world, enterprise-class workloads
    Tuesday,May 20, 1:00pm ET
    Presented by Vishal Misra and Sheryl Koenigsberg
    Register

  • Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: Why architecture matters (part 1 of 3)
    Wednesday, May 21, 1:00pm ET
    Presented by Eric Siebert
    Register

If you can't make the live events, both webinars will be available on-demand afterward. More details after the jump.

Testing server-side cache with real-world, enterprise-class workloads
Tuesday,May 20, 1:00pm ET
Presented by Vishal Misra and Sheryl Keonigsberg

workload-scaling_smServer-side caching can make your virtual machines run faster, your storage run smoother, and reduce your storage spending. But judging performance claims can be difficult if you don't use realistic workloads to generate concrete results.

This webinar looks at performance testing in virtualized environments using enterprise-class OLTP, SQL, and Exchange workloads. We'll also look at how benchmark analysis can show before and after results for server-side caching in a vSphere 5.5 environment.

  • Get insight into the relationship curve between the number of IOPS and average response time (latency)
  • Learn the keys to generating realistic synthetic, SQL OLTP, and Exchange email workloads
  • See the before and after performance results for the same workloads with and without server-side caching
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Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: Why architecture matters (part 1 of 3)
Wednesday, May 21, 1:00pm ET
Presented by Eric Siebert

webinar-top-7-title-architecture_smStorage performance can have a real impact on your IT costs and user experience. This webinar series will help you understand how to manage and maximize storage performance for your vSphere environment. vExpert and author Eric Siebert will cover practical, technical tips and best practices to help you meet the challenges of storage performance in today's virtualized data center.

  • In Part 1 you'll learn the difference between storage protocols and how the proper storage architecture matters more than the storage protocol. You'll also learn how storage performance affects the vSphere environment as a whole.
  • In Part 2 you'll learn how latency is the silent killer of storage performance. You'll also learn all the factors that influence overall storage performance, including understanding VM workloads and how to measure them.
  • In Part 3 you'll review how storage performance affects the overall performance of your vSphere environment, and how latency is the silent killer of storage performance. You'll also learn about I/O acceleration technologies that help improve the performance of your storage.
Register here >>

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