Storage Performance Council Launches New Storage Benchmark

At this year's annual Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Conference, the Storage Performance Council (SPC) launched a new industry-standard benchmark for enterprise-storage systems called SPC Benchmark-1 (SPC-1). The SPC hopes to establish an independent set of benchmarks that will help consumers accurately compare storage solutions from different companies. The benchmark will focus on Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and network-storage technology.

The industry appears to be supporting the new standard. "Customers have sought a workload environment that is widespread, metrics that are realistic and usable, and an implementation that is representative of sophisticated I/O applications. SPC-1 provides them the powerful tools that they need," commented Alan Cade, vice president of technical operations at Hitachi Data Systems.

SPC members include Adaptec, Compaq, Dell, The Evaluator Group, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Ideas International, LSI Logic Storage Systems, NEC, Sun Microsystems, Unisys, and VERITAS Software.

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