Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Paul Simmons

News Feed Item

IBRIX Fusion Storage Performance Validated in Formal Laboratory Testing

Enterprise Strategy Group Report Cites IBRIX's Ability to Achieve Near Perfect Linear Performance Scalability With Any Size and

IBRIX® Inc., the leader in scalable file serving solutions, today announced the availability of the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab Validation report, IBRIX Fusion: Simple Scalable File System (April 2008). Testing commissioned by IBRIX and conducted independently by ESG, a leading information technology analyst firm, concluded that IBRIX Fusion™ is well suited for managing data in large-scale grid, cluster, and enterprise computing environments. ESG evaluated IBRIX Fusion’s performance running Kdb, a financial services application, and found that it delivers near perfect linear performance scalability with data of any type or size. The typical workload characteristics of the Kdb application are random I/O with many file metadata operations.

In addition, the ESG Lab validation report, IBRIX Fusion: Simple Scalable File System, explores how IBRIX Fusion leverages standards-based servers and storage to create a fast and scalable networked file system. The storage software was cited for its ability to address the challenge of managing the ever-increasing volume of unstructured file data, particularly in IT environments that need to provide online access to shared files for business critical applications.

“Over the years, ESG has been impressed with IBRIX’s large customer wins in the high performance computing, online services, and media and entertainment markets and more recently its success in grid computing specifically with financial services,” said Claude Bouffard, Lab Engineer, ESG. “During testing, we discovered that the IBRIX Fusion architecture works exactly as advertised—it is scalable and fast for a wide variety of applications, it is fault tolerant, and its factory-install configuration makes it easy to deploy. The software also works seamlessly with any hardware solution and its performance numbers are impressive, but the bottom line is that IBRIX Fusion delivers excellent price-performance.”

Among the report’s key findings:

  • Throughput is fast, regardless of file size or type. Unlike competing solutions, IBRIX Fusion ensures high performance when managing large files, small files and a high volume of files simultaneously. During ESG Lab testing on three servers, time-sensitive small file workloads scaled up to 75,000 NFS file operations per second and delivered up to 1,585 MB per second of aggregate throughput.
  • Factory-installation eases deployment and configuration. IBRIX solutions are configured in the factory and sold by major systems and storage vendors including Dell, EMC and HP, which virtually eliminates any configuration challenges. In ESG Lab testing, IBRIX-enabled servers were configured in less than two minutes.
  • A Scale-Out architecture speeds workflow and drives revenue-generating processes across a wide variety of applications. In addition to its proven ability in media and entertainment, Internet services and high performance computing customer deployments, ESG Labs found that IBRIX Fusion works well for financial services applications. In a real-world stock ticker analysis program, IBRIX Fusion improved processing speeds by three times and clocked in at an outstanding rate of 264 MB/sec for a single stream read.
  • Online capacity addition is quick and transparent. ESG Labs configured a factory-installed 84 TB IBRIX Fusion file system on two servers direct attached to trays full of SAS drives in five minutes and ten mouse clicks, without interruption to client access.
  • Specialty features are highly reliable and introduce additional benefits. For example, when deploying IBRIX Fusion file system failover feature, data automatically migrated to remaining segment servers in the cluster after simulated hardware and component failures were introduced by ESG Lab testing.

“Our solution has been deployed and working successfully in many enterprise customer environments. Receiving this independent product validation from ESG, a firm well-regarded for its industry and technical expertise, takes IBRIX one step further in demonstrating our growing impact on the enterprise storage market,” said Milan Shetti, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, IBRIX. “IBRIX Fusion’s unique ability to speed workflow and deliver predictable scalable access will continue to be extended to reduce cost and complexity for enterprise storage environments serving a broad spectrum of applications and users.”

To view the ESG Lab Validation report, IBRIX Fusion: Simple Scalable File System, go to:

http://www.ibrix.com/media/Analyst/ ESG_Lab_Validation_Report_IBRIX_Fusion_Apr_08.pdf.

(Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

About Enterprise Strategy Group

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a leading information technology (IT) analyst firm focused on the information storage, information security, information management and enterprise infrastructure markets. ESG provides strategic guidance and unmatched service to technology vendors, IT professionals, venture capitalists and institutional investors. Clients engage ESG for a variety of services including expert industry analysis, strategic consulting, market research and hands-on technology product testing and validation. For more information, please visit http://www.enterprisestrategygroup.com.

About IBRIX, Inc.

IBRIX® delivers extreme data storage scalability and performance that helps cluster, grid, and enterprise computing environments cost-effectively harness the unstructured data explosion. Using the IBRIX Fusion™ software suite, enterprises can independently grow capacity and increase throughput up to 50 times at the lowest cost and highest storage density possible. Internet service providers, content delivery networks, animation rendering and visual effects companies, and banks and hedge funds rely on IBRIX to increase application performance, enable storage scalability, simplify management, and reduce total cost of ownership. The award-winning IBRIX Fusion is available worldwide through leading technology partners including Dell, EMC, and HP. For more information, visit http://www.ibrix.com.

IBRIX, IBRIX Fusion, and Segmented File System are trademarks of IBRIX, Inc. All other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of the companies with which they are associated.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...