Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance Doubles NetApp FAS3270A on SPC-1 Benchmark
By Brian on Oct 03, 2011
Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance delivered outstanding performance and price/performance on the SPC Benchmark 1, beating results published on the NetApp FAS3270A.
The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance delivered 137,066.20 SPC-1 IOPS at $2.99 $/SPC-1 IOPS on the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance outperformed the NetApp FAS3270A by 2x on the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance outperformed the NetApp FAS3270A by 2.5x on price/performance on the SPC-1 benchmark.
SPC-1 Performance Chart (in decreasing performance order)
|Huawei Symantec S6800T||150,061.17||$3.08||43,937.515||$461,471.75||Mirroring||08/31/11||A00107|
|Sun ZFS Storage 7420||137,066.20||$2.99||23,703.035||$409,933||Mirroring||10/03/11||A00108|
|Huawei Symantec S5600T||102,471.66||$2.73||35,945.185||$279,914.53||Mirroring||08/25/11||A00106|
|Pillar Axiom 600||70,102.27||$7.32||32,000.000||$513,112||Mirroring||04/19/11||A00104|
|NetApp FAS3270A||68,034.63||$7.48||21,659.386||$509,200.79||RAID DP||11/09/10||AE00004|
|Sun Storage 6780||62,261.80||$6.89||13,742.218||$429,294||Mirroring||06/01/10||A00094|
SPC-1 IOPS = the Performance Metric
$/SPC-1 IOPS = the Price/Performance Metric
ASU Capacity = the Capacity Metric
Data Protection = Data Protection Metric
TSC Price = Total Cost of Ownership Metric
Results Identifier = A unique identification of the result Metric
Complete SPC-1 benchmark results may be found at http://www.storageperformance.org.
512 GB memory, 64 x 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 DIMMs
4 x 512 GB SSD flash-enabled read-cache
2 x shelves with 20 x 300 GB 15K RPM SAS-2 drives and 4 x 73 GB SAS-2 flash-enabled write-cache
128 GB memory
6 x 8 Gb FC connections to the Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance
Oracle Solaris 10 9/10
SPC Benchmark-1 (SPC-1): is the first industry standard storage benchmark and is the most comprehensive performance analysis environment ever constructed for storage subsystems. The I/O workload in SPC-1 is characterized by predominately random I/O operations as typified by multi-user OLTP, database, and email servers environments. SPC-1 uses a highly efficient multi-threaded workload generator to thoroughly analyze direct attach or network storage subsystems. The SPC-1 benchmark enables companies to rapidly produce valid performance and price/performance results using a variety of host platforms and storage network topologies.
SPC1 is built to:
- Provide a level playing field for test sponsors.
- Produce results that are powerful and yet simple to use.
- Provide value for engineers as well as IT consumers and solution integrators.
- Is easy to run, easy to audit/verify, and easy to use to report official results.
- Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance SPC-1 Executive Summary (acrobat pdf)
- Complete Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance SPC-1 Full Disclosure Report (acrobat pdf)
- Storage Performance Council (SPC) Home Page
- Ideas International Benchmark Page
- Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance
SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS, $/SPC-1 IOPS are registered trademarks of Storage Performance Council (SPC). Results as of October 2, 2011, for more information see www.storageperformance.org. Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00108; NetApp FAS3270A http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#ae00004.