While researching distributed cloud storage we came up with these interesting points on storage throughput along with some great links for additional reading. Input/Output Per Second (IOPs). This is the most-commonly quoted measurement. For Amazon’s Relation Database Service (RDS) public …

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The vSphere solution allows Storage vMotion and other functions that require the greatest amount of bandwidth possible, especially given the fact that we do leverage local blade storage for particular VMs. (What we lose in resiliency we gain back in …

Use Case: Link Aggregation to Maximize iSCSI Read more »

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Jumbo frames are used for iSCSI (which use 8192 byte frames) to avoid IP fragmentation, thus improving network throughput by reducing the overall number of frames transmitted. Jumbo frames are by convention 9000 bytes which is ample for iSCSI traffic …

Jumbo Frames – Use Case for ESXi5, NetApp, and Cisco/NetGear Switches Read more »

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