Zoltes Releases the Most Flexible IO Benchmarking Tool for the Virtualization Market

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Zoltes, a leading provider in software only testing solutions for Data Centers, Cloud Computing, Voice and Video Technologies, releases its new version of Zoltes Test Fabric (ZTF) with IO benchmarking capabilities for VMware virtualization environments.

Zoltes, a leading provider in software only testing solutions for Data Centers, Cloud Computing, Voice and Video Technologies, releases its new version of Zoltes Test Fabric (ZTF) with IO benchmarking capabilities for VMware virtualization environments.

ZTF is a cost effective, software only solution that provides the most advanced IO benchmarking framework in the market today for VMware virtualization environments based on its flexibility, use cases coverage, performance metrics and scalability. Customers can easily generate any type of IO traffic under the VMware environment and scale up to thousands of VMs. The ZTF can run on the existing blade servers in the lab and save significant time on test bed configuration and management.

Using the GUI or Automation CLI interface, users have full control of industry standard tools, like Iometer and Iorate, which run on dedicated virtual machines, generating various flavors of realistic IO traffic by combining block and file modes with read, write, sequential and random access patterns. In addition, ZTF performs data verification of the IO operations generated during testing.

ZTF collects and centralizes the IO statistics and results, presenting them to the user for comprehensive characterization of the system under test. Depending on the customer needs, ZTF can be easily integrated with any other 3rd-party test tools with full control over the test execution and results.

ZTF can be instructed to simultaneously generate IP background traffic in combination of the IO operations in order to measure in a realistic manner the performance of any storage device (FC, iSCSI, NAS) over any type of interface (HBA, Ethernet, CNA) connected to the VMware ESX hosts.

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