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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 Enterprise SSD Review - Database/OLTP and Webserver

By: Paul Alcorn | SSDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 16, 2013 1:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Smart Storage Systems







This test emulates Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is in essence the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Enterprise SSDs are uniquely well suited for the financial sector with their low latency and high random workload performance. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These are demanding 8K random workloads with a 66% read and 33% write distribution that can bring even the highest performing solutions down to earth.


The CloudSpeed 500 manages 25,100 IOPS at QD256, and the SM843 averages 13,481 IOPS.




The CloudSpeed 500 provides 3,637,315 I/O's (48%) in the 10-20ms range, 2,246,858 I/O's (29.7%) in the 8-10ms range, and 1,523,348 I/O's (20.1%) in the 6-8ms range.




The CloudSpeed 500 averages 3.1 Watts, in comparison to the SM843 with 2.47 Watts.




The CloudSpeed averages 8,152 IOPS per Watt.









The Webserver profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the server that is hosting the websites, and thus the end user experience.


The CloudSpeed averages 19,886 IOPS at QD256, and the SM843 averages 27,919 IOPS. This read-heavy workload is well suited to the SM843's strengths.




The CloudSpeed provides 5,555,344 I/O's (93.4%) in the 10-20ms range and 374,791 I/O's (6.3%) in the 8-10ms range.




The CloudSpeed 500 averages 3.41 Watts in the Webserver workload, much higher than the 2.06 Watts of the SM843.




The CloudSpeed 500 provides 5,881 IOPS per Watt in this test, but the SM843 scores an average of 13,100 IOPS per Watt.

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