SPC-1 benchmark results provide a source of comparative storage performance information that is objective, relevant, and verifiable. SPC-1 consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business critical applications. Those applications are characterized by predominantly random I/O operations and require both queries as well as update operations. Examples of those types of applications include OLTP, database operations, and mail server implementations.
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The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 configuration used for the SPC-1 testing consisted of three 2U chassis, 39.2 TB of raw capacity with 8 SSD drives and 64 HDD drives. RealStor software and three year warranty support was factored into a total price of $115,407.15. The Executive Summary and Full Disclosure Report for the AssuredSAN 5000 Pro Series is available at the Storage Performance Council web site at http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00127  "Cost per GB" was calculated by Dot Hill as follows: SPC-1 Total Price divided by Total ASU Capacity equals "Cost per GB" … or … $115,407.15 / 17,801.996 GB = $6.48 SPC, SPC Benchmark 1, SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS and SPC-1 Price-Performance are trademarks of the Storage Performance Council