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Load DynamiX Storage Validation Solutions Adopted by Tolly Group to Benchmark Performance Superiority of IBM FlexSystem and Sophos Products
[April 30, 2014]

Load DynamiX Storage Validation Solutions Adopted by Tolly Group to Benchmark Performance Superiority of IBM FlexSystem and Sophos Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, and Tolly Group, a leading provider of independent IT product testing and validation services today announced they have completed two performance validation reports, for IBM (News - Alert) Corporation and Sophos, that showcase the performance advantages of their respective products. Using LoadDynamiX storage performance validation appliances, Tolly recently tested the VM migration and aggregate network performance of the IBM FlexSystem® Network Architecture and the VMware Server and VDI client application performance of the Sophos Antivirus for vShield v1.0.

IBM commissioned the Tolly Group to benchmark the network capacity and VM migration performance of its IBM Flex System. Testing was conducted in a fully-loaded IBM Flex Server chassis running a VMware virtualized environment and compared that solution with a similar configuration using Cisco (News - Alert) Systems Unified Computing System (UCS).

Sophos commissioned the Tolly Grup to evaluate its Antivirus for vShield v1.0 solution and compare its performance to two other vShield offerings: McAfee MOVE Agentless 3.0 and Trend Micro (News - Alert) Deep Security 9. Tests encompassed a range of VMware ESXi 5.5 and Microsoft Server 2008 virtual server applications including web, database and CIFS file services. A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment with 120 Windows 7 enterprise virtual machines on was also evaluated.

"We are seeing a strong trend toward testing the performance of storage and network products when deployed in virtualized and cloud infrastructures," said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group (News - Alert). "With Load DynamiX storage workload modeling and performance validation appliances, we can easily create apples-to-apples comparisons of competitive solutions that will provide a new level of insight for IT managers. Load DynamiX is the gold standard in the industry for performance testing and validation and has become invaluable in testing this new generation of products."

"Load DynamiX is rapidly becoming the performance validation solution of choice for both technology vendors and IT organizations within the Global 2000," stated Len Rosenthal, vice-president of marketing, Load DynamiX. "The Tolly Group's use of Load DynamiX to validate the performance and scalability of solutions from IBM, Cisco, and Sophos is further evidence of the versatility and broad adoption of Load DynamiX."

Load DynamiX will be exhibiting their products at EMC (News - Alert) World 2014 in Las Vegas May 5-8 in booth #642.

About Load DynamiX

As the leader in infrastructure performance validation, Load DynamiX empowers IT professionals with the insight needed to make intelligent decisions regarding networked storage. By accurately characterizing and emulating real-world application behavior, Load DynamiX optimizes the overall performance, availability, and cost of storage infrastructure. The combination of advanced workload analytics and modeling software with extreme load-generating appliances give IT professionals the ability to cost-effectively validate and stress today's most complex physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure to its limits. Visit for more information.

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