DSEE 7 Reduces Cost of Storage Using F-20 PCI Flash Drives
By nwooler on Jan 19, 2010
DSEE 7 launched in November and just after Christmas a couple of our Directory experts in the community at Sun took it for a test drive on the new F-20 PCIe flash drives at Sun. The results confirmed the internal testing we did in the improved performance in import times, the reduction in Directory footprint due to compression and the overall performance improvements for DSEE 7. This is critical for our customers because it will allow them to take advantage of growth in their business while bending the operational cost curve for their system. In some organizations, their operational budget is their biggest line-item so being able to meet growth targets while also addressing the time, cost and complexity of servicing the environment can release capital for investment in new product development.
The team that did this great work has agreed to share the results of their testing in a series of blog articles over the next week. The first article will be presented tomorrow by Brad Diggs, Principal Field Technologist. Here are just a few highlights from the results that Brad will share tomorrow on compression:
- The storage footprint was reduced by as much as 66%.
- We were able to cache greater than 50% more entries into the filesystem cache.
- Compression almost completely negated average entry growth that is due to the natural addition of operational attributes and replication metadata over time.
- The nsslapd-db-page-size could be smaller and more consistent with entry growth over time.
The other team members will be sharing insights that they learned during the testing so I encourage you to bookmark these blog's and take a look over the next couple of weeks. The team will be sharing not only the results but the lessons learned. One of the blog articles will discuss tuning to get better import times as well as how to set-up your own SLAMD environment to test your Directory infrastructure. Please bookmark the following blog locations to see the results:
Brad Diggs, Principal Field Technologist, here
Ludo Poitou, OpenDS Community Manager, here
Mark Craig, Directory Integration Team Manager, here
Wajih Ahmed, Principal Field Technologist, here
Nick Wooler, Directory Server Product Line Manager, here
As you look at your business goals for 2010 and are looking for ways to meet your growth goals while keeping your costs under control then take another look at Directory Server 7. Does your Directory Server provide you with the proven performance and continued innovation as Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7?