Veritas Storage Foundation and Sun Solaris ZFS: A Performance Study Based on Commercial Workloads
This whitepaper compares how Veritas Storage Foundation and Solaris ZFS perform for commercial workloads. The paper describes not only the raw performance numbers, but also the system and storage resources required to achieve those numbers. Pure performance numbers are interesting, but what is often ignored is how much CPU time, memory or I/O to disk was required to reach that number. In a performance benchmark situation, the resources used are less relevant, but for sizing server and storage infrastructure in the data center it is vital information. To see the bigger picture both performance numbers and resource utilization need to be considered.