It’s been a while since our last SPC-1 benchmark submission with high-end systems in 2012. Since then we launched all new systems, and went from ONTAP 8.1 to ONTAP 8.3, big jumps in both hardware and software.
In 2012 we posted an SPC-1 result with a 6-node FAS6240 cluster – not our biggest system at the time but we felt it was more representative of a realistic solution and used a hybrid configuration (spinning disks boosted by flash caching technology). It still got the best overall balance of low latency (Average Response Time or ART in SPC-1 parlance, to be used from now on), high SPC-1 IOPS, price, scalability, data resiliency and functionality compared to all other spinning disk systems at the time.
Today (April 22, 2015) we published SPC-1 results with an 8-node all-flash high-end FAS8080 cluster to illustrate the performance of the largest current NetApp FAS systems in this industry-standard benchmark.
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<edit: updated with the changes in the SPC-1 price/performance lineup as of 3/27/2015, fixed some typos>
I’m happy to announce that today we announced the new, third-gen EF560 all-flash array, and also posted SPC-1 results showing the impressive performance it is capable of in this extremely difficult benchmark.
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<Edited to add some more information on how SPC-1 works since there was some confusion based on the comments received>
We’ve been busy at NetApp… busy perfecting the industry’s only scale-out unified platform, among other things.
We’ve already released ONTAP 8.1, which, in Cluster-Mode, allows 24 nodes (each with up to 8TB cache) for NAS workloads, and 4 nodes for block workloads (FC and iSCSI).
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<Article updated with more accurate calculation>
There are some impressive new scores at storageperformance.org, with the usual crazy configurations of thousands of drives etc.
When looking at $/IOP, make sure you are comparing list price (look at the full disclosure report, that has all the details for each config).
Otherwise, you could get the wrong $/IOP since some vendors have list prices, others show heavy discounting.
Continue reading “Interpreting $/IOPS and IOPS/RAID correctly for various RAID types”