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SwiftTest Delivers Highest Performance and Most Dense 10GE Storage Validation Appliance

SwiftTest, the leader in infrastructure performance validation, today announced the release of its new SwiftTest 10G Series 8-port appliances with expanded protocol support. The new appliances and protocols give storage vendors a new level of load generation capability to stress their file, block and object-based storage systems at extreme scale. This will result in faster time to market for product development while delivering higher performance and more reliable storage systems for their end-user customers. The new SwiftTest 10G series was built with the intelligence and performance to validate even the most powerful storage systems with highly accurate, realistic workloads and up to eight 10GbE interfaces per appliance. The 10G Series offers 4x the total I/O bandwidth, 4x the I/O Operations per Second (IOPS), and 4x the user capacity as previous generation solutions from SwiftTest in same 2RU footprint. It delivers 120% more IOPS performance and 30% higher I/O bandwidth performance over competitive offerings. Flexible System Under Test connectivity options include 10GE SFP+, which supports fiber and direct attached copper, and 10GBASE-T copper. “We are deploying the new SwiftTest 10G Series product due to its unique ability to comprehensively validate the performance of the largest Nimbus Data all-flash storage systems available today,” stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO and founder of Nimbus Data Systems, Inc. “Given the unsurpassed performance and scalability of our Gemini all-flash arrays, we needed a realistic workload modeling and performance validation solution that can test and validate our products at extreme scale. Our use of SwiftTest re-enforces what our current customers already know – that we take performance scalability and product reliability to an entirely new level.” SwiftTest is also releasing version 3.4 of the SwiftTest appliance operating system and test development environment (TDE) which now supports the most prevalent cloud and object storage protocols, including support for SNIA CDMI and OpenStack Swift. The appliances now support pNFS, NFSv4.1 Threading, and SCSI Streaming Commands. SwiftTest is delivering several major innovations in its SwiftTest Enterprise workload modeling and performance validation suite. Workloads can now be modeled in high fidelity for a more realistic representation of production applications. In addition to modeling the command mix distribution, users can now model directory structures, file size distribution, folder structure, block size distribution and I/O direction. SwiftTest Enterprise now supports a truly collaborative testing environment that will increase the productivity of engineering and QA teams. The new version supports global and local collaboration through shared test libraries, shared visual test beds, and shared results. The ability to share resources, such as multiple SwiftTest appliances, across the organization enables increased utilization of each SwiftTest appliance and dramatically increases ROI. “SwiftTest storage performance validation appliances help storage engineering and QA teams accelerate the discovery and resolution of performance problems and scaling limitations by showing how different product configurations and feature sets impact overall performance,” said Philippe Vincent, president and CEO of SwiftTest. “By combining our advanced workload modeling and extended protocol support with these much higher port densities, SwiftTest is the only performance validation solution available today that can methodically validate the limits of the largest networked storage infrastructures.” The new products are available immediately. About SwiftTest As the leader in storage performance validation, SwiftTest empowers storage professionals with the insight needed to make intelligent decisions regarding networked storage. By accurately characterizing and emulating real-world application behavior, SwiftTest optimizes the overall performance, availability, and cost of storage infrastructure. The combination of advanced workload modeling and performance validation software with extreme load-generating appliances give storage and network engineers the ability to cost-effectively stress storage systems to their limits. Visit for more information.