Fluccs has just released its’ latest Cloud infrastructure and the performance is incredible. Before releasing the Cloud for Public use, extensive benchmarking was performed to compare the speed of the old and new infrastructure and the results were staggering:
- 3 times faster overall performance
- 40 times faster Read speed
- 10 times faster Write speed
- 13 times faster Network speeds
One of the reasons for the dramatic performance improvements is the move from a traditional Hypervisor and SAN configuration to the use of Integrated Storage.
The benchmarking tests were performed on the current infrastructure, utilising the EqualLogic SAN and the new Hypervisors which utilise cutting edge Integrated Storage technology.
For these tests, we created 2 cloud servers on each infrastructure in order to compare the results. The cloud servers were based on Fluccs’ Plan 2 and Plan 4.
|Plan 2||Plan 4|
Table 1: Cloud server characteristics
UnixBench: Overall performance
UnixBench is an industry standard benchmarking tool, ideal for measuring the overall performance of Linux servers. As can been seen from the table and the graph, the performance is three times better on the new infrastructure.
Table 2: UnixBench results
Graph 1: Comparison UnixBench
Input/Output Operation Per Second, or IOPS, is a performance measurement used to evaluate a new storage system.
As a testing tool for both Linux and Windows, Fio is an industry standard benchmark for stress and I/O testing.
Table 3: IOPS results for Random read
Table 4: IOPS results for Random write
Iperf: network speed
The network speed test was performed between two cloud servers located on different Hypervisors.
|Network Speed||718 Mbps||9,388 Mbps|
Table 5: Network speed results
Graph 2: Comparison network speed
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