Veritas Software Corporation this week revealed that companies using Veritas storage software with Sun Solaris 9 experience 15 times faster computing performance and improved system reliability compared to those running the native software provided with the operating system.
Testing performed by the GiantLoop Testing and Certification (GTAC) Lab - an independent testing facility for enterprise storage and networking technologies - demonstrated that the Veritas Foundation Suite, which combines a high performance file system and a strong storage virtualization solution, makes data-intensive environments run faster on the Solaris 9 platform.
According to Veritas, the GiantLoop benchmark also found that Veritas Foundation Suite pays for itself by keeping critical systems online, so revenue-generating transactions are processed without interruption. This enhanced productivity is complemented by improved system reliability, showing that a Solaris system running Veritas storage management software can restart seven times faster after a system failure.
GiantLoop performed the benchmark testing in its testing facilities in Waltham, Mass, using the PostMark file system benchmark. Veritas Foundation Suite also performed faster than Solaris 9's native storage management tools in tests designed to increase stress on the processors.
More details about the benchmark, including access to GiantLoop's test results are available on www.veritas.com/solaris9.