Repriced: SPC-1 Sun Storage 6180 Array (8Gb) 1.9x Better Than IBM DS5020 in Price-Per
Results are presented on Oracle's Sun Storage 6180 array with 8Gb connectivity for the SPC-1 benchmark. [LIST] [*] 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.
[/LIST] [B]Performance Landscape[/B]
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.
Sponsor System SPC-1 IOPS $/SPC-1
(GB) TSC Price Data
Identifier Hitachi HDS 2100 31,498.58 $5.85 3,967.500 $187,321 Mirroring A00076 NetApp FAS3040 30,992.39 $13.58 12,586.586 $420,800 RAID6 A00062 Oracle SS6180 (8Gb) 26,090.03 $4.37 5,145.060 $114,042 Mirroring A00084 IBM DS5020 (8Gb) 26,090.03 $8.46 5,145.060 $220,778 Mirroring A00081 Fujitsu DX80 19,492.86 $3.45 5,355.400 $67,296 Mirroring A00082 Oracle STK6140 (4Gb) 17,395.53 $4.93 1,963.269 $85,823 Mirroring A00048 IBM DS4700 (4Gb) 17,195.84 $11.67 1,963.270 $200,666 Mirroring A00046 [SIZE=-1] 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 [URL="http://www.storageperformance.org"] http://www.storageperformance.org[/URL].
[B]Results and Configuration Summary[/B]
80 x 146.8GB 15K RPM drives
4 x Qlogic QLE 2560 HBA
IBM system x3850 M2
MS Windows 2003 Server SP2
SPC-1 benchmark kit
[B]Benchmark Description [/B]
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:
[LIST] [*] 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. [/LIST] [B]Key Points and Best Practices[/B]
[LIST] [*] [URL="http://www.storageperformance.org/benchmark_results_files/SPC-1/Sun/A00084_Sun_6180/a00084_Sun_6180_executive-summary-r1.pdf"] Sun Storage 6180 array SPC-1 Executive Summary [/URL] (6 pages, acrobat pdf) [*] [URL="http://www.storageperformance.org/benchmark_results_files/SPC-1/Sun/A00084_Sun_6180/a00084_Sun_6180_full-disclosure-r1.pdf"] Complete Sun Storage 6180 array SPC-1 Full Disclosure Report [/URL] (acrobat pdf) [*] [URL="http://storageperformance.org"] Storage Performance Council (SPC) Home Page [/URL] [*] [URL="http://www.ideasinternational.com"] Ideas International Benchmark Page [/URL] [*] [URL="http://www.evaluatorgroup.com"] Evaluator Group Page [/URL] [/LIST] [B]Disclosure Statement[/B]
SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS, $/SPC-1 IOPS reg tm of Storage Performance Council (SPC). More info [url]www.storageperformance.org[/url], 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.
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