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IT organizations are improving the performance of their storage stacks and gradually driving down their RPO and RTO. Unfortunately, in most cases, this requires a complex strategy of interrelated components, which are often vendor and platform-specific, leaving IT to manually manage multiple systems and increasing the overall complexity of their environments.
How to run IO benchmarks to investigate and simulate common application workloads. How to analyze benchmark results. Review common IO workloads - i.e. OLTP, virtualization, backup/restore. How to simulate these workloads using simple tools such as IOmeter and fio. The pitfalls of storage benchmarks and vendor performance claims.