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Ins and Outs of IOPS

Published By: Dell
Dell
Published:  Aug 16, 2013
Length:  13 pages

IOPS (I/O operations per second) is an easily understood and communicated unit of measurement, which is why itís so widely used. Unfortunately, itís also easy to oversimplify. IOPS describes only the number of times an application, OS or VM is reading or writing to storage each second. More IOPS means more disk I/O, and if all IOPS are created equal, we should be able to measure disk activity with it alone. But they arenít.

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Tagsiops, i/o, disk activity, server hardware, virtualization