I have been doing some research on Fusion-IO's ioTurbine product to speed up our environment (VM latency and disk throughput) and would like some advice from experts.
NetApp FAS2020 NAS (12 x 500GB SATA) using NFS and iSCSI for VM's
2 x Dell R610 ESX 4.1 U1 hosts
12 Virtual Machines
(5 x 2008 R2 (heavy hitters are: MS Exchange 2007, MS SCE 2010, vCenter Server)
2 x Win 7 VDI
3 x XP VDI
2 x Linux appliances)
Gigabit connections between hosts and storage
- Does anyone have any experience with implementing ioTurbine and can provide some performance comparison against conventional SAN storage?
- Has anyone implemented ioTurbine on non-Fusion-IO storage devices (OCZ, Intel, Samsung, etc..)? What were your experiences? Are there any reliability concerns with choosing a 3rd party storage (non-Fusion-IO)?
- What performance differences would I see going with Fusion-IO vs adding a shelf of 14x 15k FC disks to the NetApp?
Links to Fusion-IO products:
Dell OEM of ioDrive
Thanks in advance.