LInux, network iops vs bandwidth

Could some one please explain the difference between iops and bandwidth on a network interface, and how they would both (espeically iops) affect performance?

Thanks
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MazdajaiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
IOPS is the input/output per second  to measure performance or benchmark disk storage.

Network bandwidth is normally bit per second (or Gbps nowaday) to measure network throughput.

The higher IOPS, the quicker the data will interleave (read or write) the disk. The higher Gbps, the quicker the packet will traverse through the signal (wire or wireless) and get to the destination.
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Lee IngallsDirector of IT/TS, Quality and FinanceCommented:
Nice explanation Mazdajai.
I went through extensive network infrastructure and storage testing prior to upgrading my storage solution... and great tool for storage performance is IOMeter http://www.iometer.org/
I use Wireshark for the network.
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