Information Technology News.


HPE’s all-flash StoreServ 8450 delivers impressive benchmark results

Share on Twitter.

Sponsered ad: Get a Linux Enterprise server with 92 Gigs of RAM, 16 CPUs and 8 TB of storage at our liquidation sale. Only one left in stock.

Sponsered ad: Order the best SMTP service for your business. Guaranteed or your money back.

March 10, 2016

HPE’s newer all-flash StoreServ 8450 delivered some impressive SPC-1 benchmark results yesterday when it was put through some intensive tests.

The SPC-1 benchmark looks at a storage array's transactional performance and other various functions. It then enables an independent and objective comparison to be made of different suppliers' systems, be they external arrays or virtual arrays built by virtualizing servers and their directly-attached storage.

This HPE StoreServ 8450 is the 10th fastest array performer on the SPC-1 run, scoring 545,164.29 IOPS, with a price/performance rating of $0.23/IOPS and an average response at 100 percent load of 0.80 milliseconds.

The cost of the benchmarked 8450 system was $126,558, the lowest cost of all the top ten systems, including the DataCore Parallel Server which cost $136,759 and scored slightly more than 1.5 million IOPS.

Excluding DataCore, the 8450’s cost is the lowest of all the top 23 external arrays, being beaten by X-IO’s SE 820 G3’s $83,000, but that system only achieved 252,981.83 IOPS, less than half the 8450’s performance.

The 8450’s latency of 0.8 msecs was beaten by the two DataCore systems in the top ten and also by an HDS VSP all-flash system that scored 602,019.47 IOPS at 0.72 msecs latency and with a price/performance rating of $2.86, the system cost was $1,721,620.

Performance-wise, the 8450 is in the same ballpark at a much lower cost. Paul Haverfield, Storage CTO in HPE Storage’s Asia Pacific region has blogged about the 8450 SPC-21 results.

He said-- “The HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 achieved a world-leading result for SPC-1 $/IOPS – the leading external all flash array based on SPC-1 Price Performance $ per IOPS.”

DataCore’s software-defined storage running on Lenovo servers is not included in his definition of external storage arrays, yet the two DataCore/Lenovo results show that a system using the two suppliers’ products can, in SPC-1 terms, do what the 8450 does and do it better.

Haverfield praises the 8450’s efficiency, saying-- “While achieving the 545,164 SPC-1 IOPS the system was almost 97 percent full. That’s right – only 3.07 percent free space at peak performance. No wasted flash here.”

And he pushes its affordability as well. “The 3PAR StoreServ 8450 proved to be the most affordable in SPC-1 Price Performance terms amongst ALL of the external arrays including all flash arrays with results.”

There is a lot of SPC benchmark activity going on, with DataCore, HPE, and Huawei being major players. Interesting times as disk spindle counts in SPC-2 runs, and all-flash and parallel IO duke it out in the SPC-1 segment of the industry.

Source: HPE.

Sponsered ad: Get a Linux Enterprise server with 92 Gigs of RAM, 16 CPUs and 8 TB of storage at our liquidation sale. Only one left in stock.

Sponsered ad: Order the best SMTP service for your business. Guaranteed or your money back.

Share on Twitter.

IT News Archives | Site Search | Advertise on IT Direction | Contact | Home

All logos, trade marks or service marks on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Sponsored by Sure Mail™, Avantex and
by Montreal Server Colocation.

       © IT Direction. All rights reserved.