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Sponsor:   Hitachi Data Systems     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: HDS High-performance NAS Platform 3200 Series with 10GbE, powered by BlueArc Throughput Evaluation Using Network File System (NFS) Ver. 3 Protocol

Publication date:   09 March 2009
Document number:    208340


Hitachi Data Systems commissioned The Tolly Group to examine the I/O performance characteristics of its High-performance NAS Platform 3200 Series (HNAS 3200). The HNAS 3200 is a purpose-built network-attached storage (NAS) solution that incorporates the BlueArc Titan 3210 Network Storage System under a strategic partnership between Hitachi Data Systems and BlueArc.

Tolly Group engineers measured the throughput of a single HNAS 3200 node when handling file-access requests using Network File System (NFS) Version 3 protocol. The back-end storage system used for testing was Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Universal Storage Platform V (USP V) outfitted with 256 Fiber Channel HDDs. Throughput was measured for a variety of read, write and mixed read/write operations from/to back-end disks with sequential access. Engineers also measured the throughput of two HNAS 3200 nodes in a cluster in the same scenarios.
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