HP recently made Gen 5 16 Gb/s FC targets available on new 3PAR StoreServ storage systems and as an upgrade to existing systems. The addition of Gen 5 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel (16GFC) infrastructure to Flash Storage—also equipped with Gen 5 16 Gb/s FC targets—is the latest addition to high performance flash storage.
Demartek evaluated the performance of the All-Flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system with Gen 5 16 Gb/s FC SAN and compared it to 8 Gb/s FC, measuring the difference in performance.
By replacing the 8 Gb/s FC components with 16 Gb/s FC on the HP 3PAR StoreServ array, FC switch, storage I/O bandwidth and IOPs increased by 35% without making any application-level changes. Latency improved remaining significantly and consistently under a millisecond.
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