An M/G/1 Queue Model for Multiple Applications on Storage Area Networks
Source: Northeastern University
Storage Area Networks (SAN) have become one of the most widely used solution for high performance enterprise storage applications. However, the infrastructures of SANs are very complex and varied among different vendors. It is important to understand the behavior of these SANs in order of enhancing performance of the applications that run on them. The main idea of this paper is to understand the behavior of a server-SAN system that manages multiple applications stored in the same volume. The authors aim at modeling a typical workload of a small company which consists of one license of a database system software and shares that same license for multiple databases. These multiple databases may be used potentially for diverse applications.