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 application workloads.
In order to ensure full confidence in results, all published results are fully audited prior to publication. This enables IT organizations a way to accurately compare multiple storage system configurations while running application workloads.
The applications supported by IOmark include complex VDI application environements, along with typical virtual server application workloads. These two workload sets are known as IOmark-VDI and IOmark-VM respectively.
Using IOmark, it is possible to recreate the storage workload of over 10 servers on a single server while eliminating application environment setup. This in turn enables IT users, Vendors and resellers to rapidly test application workloads against storage configurations, users are able to perform evaluation tasks with significantly fewer resources.