HP Enterprise Converged System Scores Highest in Hyper-Converged VM Performance

By CIOReview | Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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BOULDER, CO: Evaluator Group and IOmark have published virtual machine data storage test results for HP Hyper Converged 250(HC 250) and the HC 250 with HPE StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage. IOmark is an organization under the Evaluator Group which tests storage systems running VDI workloads enabling IT users to determine and characterize the systems fairly and accurately.

The HC25O pulled off 160 VMs while the HC 250 with HPE StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage achieved 208VMs, making it the top ranked hyper-converged VM performance. During the tests, the HPE configurations attained a mean read response time of 3.79 milliseconds for the HPE Hyper Converged 250 and 4.47 milliseconds for the Hyper Converged 250 with HPE StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage. Mean write response times were 10.78 and 11.97 milliseconds, respectively.

“We tested the unique, scale-out storage aspects of the Hyper Converged 250 by adding a StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage system to the standalone hyper-converged system enabling an additional 30 per cent greater number of virtual machines, highlighting the ability to independently scale storage capacity and performance with HPE Hyper Converged systems.”

The HC250 is a compact 2U/4-node virtualized platform with robust computing capability and a durable storage, which is managed simultaneously from a single interface and can easily handle a variety of workloads – from on-demand IT infrastructure to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The HC 250 is built to enable high availability, data protection, and backup and recovery potentials. It can operate on both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows Server. It serves both applications as well as data services with four times the computing capabilities using 75 per cent less space.