Our own experience is that there are big differences in how a given hardware configuration will perform, depending on whose hyperconverged software stack you’re using.
If performance is important to you, you should know what you’re getting before you buy.
With regards to VSAN, we’ve been continually publishing the results of our own internal testing, and done so with enough detail so that someone could reproduce the results if desired (scroll to the bottom of this page for a sampling). We’ve also supported independent reviewers such as StorageReview.com to share their own unbiased results.
That being said, we’d like to do more — much more.
Wouldn’t it be great if anyone could easily do their own head-to-head testing?
To help customers make better informed choices, we’re introducing a free new tool that makes storage performance testing on hyperconverged clusters much, much easier.
We call it HCIbench, as in “hyperconverged infrastructure benchmark”. It’s essentially an automation wrapper around the popular and proven Vdbench open source benchmark tool that makes it far easier to automate testing across a hyperconverged cluster.
The people who’ve tried it tell us that it’s a huge step forward in simplicity and repeatability. Easier testing = more testing + better testing. Continue reading