back to article HPE’s StorServ filer is very speedy. So for best $/IOPS, get a DataCore

HPE’s all-flash StoreServ 8450 flier has notched up some impressive SPC-1 benchmark results. The SPC-1 benchmark looks at a storage array's transactional performance, and enables an independent and objective comparison to be made of different suppliers' systems, be they external arrays or virtual arrays built by virtualising a …

  1. PaulHavs

    The two DataCore SPC-1 results as submitted do not have any HA. They are akin to a single controller storage device. It is much easier to obtain higher performance if there is no controller resiliency. Also, the single controller configuration reduces cost dramatically. I don't know any customers running application workloads on single controllers!

    DataCore is a software defined storage solution, and suits very different workloads to the shared external arrays with HA and controller resiliency. So I think it is reasonable to not make direct comparisons between the two DataCore results and external shared array results.

    Paul Haverfield.

    HPE Storage APJ.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What PaulHavs said !

      There's no HA on the DataCore, hence no inter node mirroring and no latency, it's basically direct attach storage and also has other single points of failure within the system to reduce cost further. Add resilience, high availability and networking and you more than double the cost, increase the latency and reduce the overall IOps. So not really comparable to other SPC-1 submissions.

      Chris you should know better by now.

    2. Nate Amsden

      ok Paul!

      Time to bring out the big guns, where's the 3PAR 20850 SPC-1 :)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Kaminario results are from 2013 and on an older version of the current v5.5 K2.

    Interesting times.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Agree 100% with Paul. The datacore seems to be some kind of hyper converged ? Should be a different category in SPC1. comparing apples and oranges. I expect DSSD will be submitted, then what.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Looking at the report a single Lenovo server + DataCore software using direct attached storage, no high availability, less upfront capacity and more wasted capacity actually cost more to purchase upfront than a top of the line four controller 3PAR all Flash 8450 array.

      The roll your own solutions price doesn't include spanners, assembly etc, so commodity kit is obviously.....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Great result for DataCore if you're willing to ignore all the obvious availability holes in the configuration.

        But consider as well as the spanners and duct tape it also looks like as a minimum you'd have to go to DataCore, Lenovo, Dell, and Microsoft for support of that one storage device and that's not including all the other 3rd party bits and bobs they have in there.

        Qualification and root cause analysis anyone ? Ahh you can work around that by doubling things up..... but then there goes the price again.

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