Repriced: SPC-1 Sun Storage 6180 Array (8Gb) 1.9x Better Than IBM DS5020 in Price-Performance
By 11111 on Aug 23, 2010
The Sun Storage 6180 array is more than 1.9 times better in price-performance compared to the IBM DS5020 system as measured by the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun Storage 6180 array delivers 50% more SPC-1 IOPS than the previous generation Sun Storage 6140 array and IBM DS4700 on the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun Storage 6180 array is more than 3.1 times better in price-performance compared to the NetApp FAS3040 system as measured by the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun Storage 6180 array betters the Hitachi 2100 system by 34% in price-performance on the SPC-1 benchmark.
The Sun Storage 6180 array has 16% better IOPS/disk drive performance than the Hitachi 2100 on the SPC-1 benchmark.
Select results for the SPC-1 benchmark comparing competitive systems (ordered by performance), data as of August 6th, 2010 from the Storage Performance Council website.
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.
Results and Configuration Summary
4 x Qlogic QLE 2560 HBA
SPC-1 benchmark kit
Benchmark DescriptionSPC 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.
Key Points and Best Practices
- Sun Storage 6180 array SPC-1 Executive Summary (6 pages, acrobat pdf)
- Complete Sun Storage 6180 array SPC-1 Full Disclosure Report (acrobat pdf)
- Storage Performance Council (SPC) Home Page
- Ideas International Benchmark Page
- Evaluator Group Page
SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS, $/SPC-1 IOPS reg tm of Storage Performance Council (SPC). More info www.storageperformance.org, results as of 8/6/2010. Sun Storage 6180 array 26,090.03 SPC-1 IOPS, ASU Capacity 5,145.060GB, $/SPC-1 IOPS $4.37, Data Protection Mirroring, Cost $114,042, Ident. A00084.