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White paper

The Ins and Outs of IOPS as a Measure of Storage Performance

Written by Brad Bonn, Lead Systems Consultant, Dell

Disk performance seems to have traditionally been measured in how many acronyms you could list as present in a solution.  In filling the need for better metrics on storage performance, IOPS has become a commonplace term in determining shared storage capabilities.  In this white paper, we'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls of focusing on IOPS, and how storage I/O is an often over-simplified topic.