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About IOmark

IOmark.org was created as a coalition of industry organizations, vendors and IT users. The purpose of the organization is to create and maintain benchmarks that allow IT users to accurately and fairly characterize storage systems running VDI workloads.

IOmark tools may be used to asses storage performance in real-world environments using actual application workloads for performance testing and benchmarking.  

The organization was created to meet three very real needs.  

  1. IT users have no cost effective way to compare storage systems running application workloads -- the only tools available requires a full scale-out Proof of Concept.
  2. The industry lacks standard application workloads, resulting in conflicting claims of storage technology performance.
  3. Establishing standard application workloads that may be utilized for proof of concept without extensive time or IT resources.

IOmark was created based upon input from experts in the vendor and server virtualization performance labs,  other storage benchmark efforts along with guidance from vendors and end users.  The organization welcomes new participants and comments from the industry.

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