Performance testing pitfalls with artificial load generators

Since I’ve now written few posts about NetApp, it is time to switch gears. While I am quite noob with Nutanix, I’d like share something about Nutanix as well.

I received a demo unit from Nutanix a while go. One way to get familiar with a product is to put some load on to it and see what happens.

Because I am going to show some performance figures and Nutanix EULA forbids publishing benchmarking results, I am not going to disclose the configuration of the Nutanix box. This way performance figures are just numbers, not benchmarking results and hopefully I am not breaching the EULA. Furthermore without disclosing all the workload parameters and the configuration of the box, metrics such as “IOPS” and “Latency” are just numbers without relevance and should not be used in any comparisons with other products. Continue reading “Performance testing pitfalls with artificial load generators”

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