Quantum StorNext Sets New Performance Records for Video Workloads
Quantum says that testing using the independent SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark found that the StorNext 7 system outperformed all other file systems across all three performance metrics, using a reference architecture with 57% fewer storage nodes than the next nearest vendor and at a much lower cost per concurrent stream.
“Video creation is growing exponentially across all industries, whether for entertainment, marketing, communications, training or surveillance, and customers require extremely high-performance storage systems to ingest and process their video content,” says Brian Pawlowski, chief development officer, Quantum. “These test results clearly demonstrate that StorNext is the fastest file system on the planet for video workloads. And thanks to the architecture of the StorNext File System, it achieved these record-breaking results with substantially less hardware than the nearest competitor.”
The SPEC SFS 2014 SP2 Video Data Application (VDA) test, which is designed to simulate a high-performance video-based workload at scale, was conducted on the StorNext File System and Quantum F-Series NVMe storage servers. Quantum says the Quantum StorNext system set new performance records for:
- The highest aggregate throughput (34,391 MB/sec)
- The lowest latency (0.9 milliseconds overall response time)
- The highest number of concurrent streams (7,450 streams).
“The record-setting results in this SPEC SFS testing validate the StorNext system’s performance leadership for video and other large file workloads,” says Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. “And since explosive growth of this type of data is occurring across many industries, StorNext is well positioned to help enterprises ingest, process, and manage this type of data across its lifecycle.”
The reference architecture uses generally available products, configured as a single StorNext 7 File System running on Quantum Xcellis appliances, with 10 Quantum F-Series NVMe storage servers. The StorNext File System was connected to clients via iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) over a 100GbE dual network, with an additional 1GbE network for metadata and administration. Full details of the architecture used are publicly available on the SPEC website.
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