Openfiler holds its own in tests against dedicated storage appliances

I have access to a couple of different storage arrays, so I decided to see if Openfiler lags them significantly in performance.  Turns out Openfiler does just fine.  In fact, against a Dell/Equallogic PS5000E entry level array, my Openfiler install (running on a Dell 6950) is faster serving up storage for XenServer storage repositories.  It’s a very simple test, and benchmarks always lie, but in a real world test, Openfiler on a Dell 6950 is faster than a Dell PS5000E iSCSI array.

Next up:  Openfiler against NetApp.

One Reply to “Openfiler holds its own in tests against dedicated storage appliances”

  1. The big challenge with this aporpach was finding the right balance of resources dedicated to the infrastructure but leaves me enough resources to actually launch a VDI session and use it.a0 What’s the point of creating a lab that can’t be used?a0 My lab machine is a Dell XPS 15 laptop with 8GB of RAM and an i7 processor.a0 You can get more details about my lab set up here.

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