AzureCAT eBook: Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook.

This guide documents the results of a series of performance tests on Azure to see how scalable Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS are. Using a default configuration, the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) discovered how critical performance tuning is when designing Parallel Virtual File Systems (PVFSs) on Azure. Use these results as a baseline and guide for sizing the servers and storage configuration you need to meet your I/O performance requirements.

This 42 page eBook includes overview information and how-to instructions for performance testing:

  • Lustre
  • GlusterFS
  • BeeGFS

It ends with instructions for Monitoring scenarios. Key AzureCAT contributors include Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil. This eBook was reviewed by Solliance and edited by Nanette Ray, of Resources Online

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