A Response Time Distribution Model for Zoned RAID
Source: Imperial College London
RAID systems are widely deployed, both as standalone storage solutions and as the building blocks of modern virtualised storage platforms. An accurate model of RAID system performance is therefore critical to understanding storage system performance. To this end, this paper presents a queueing network-based model of RAID systems comprised of zoned disks and operating at RAID level 0-1 or 5. The contribution over previous work is twofold. Firstly, the analysis approximates full I/O request response time distributions rather than just mean values.