VERITAS Says It Makes Solaris Run 15 Times Faster

Thursday Nov 21st 2002 by Enterprise Storage Forum Staff

Benchmark results demonstrate real-time ROI through increased performance and reduced downtime.

VERITAS has announced that testing has revealed companies who use VERITAS storage software with Sun Solaris 9 experience 15 times faster computing performance and improved system reliability compared to those who simply run the native software provided with the operating system. The testing was performed by the GiantLoop Testing and Certification (GTAC) Lab -- an independent testing facility for enterprise storage and networking technologies. The tests involved using the VERITAS Foundation Suite on the Solaris 9 platform.

VERITAS said that the GiantLoop benchmark demonstrates that VERITAS Foundation Suite pays for itself in real-time by keeping critical systems online, so revenue-generating transactions are processed without interruption. This enhanced productivity is complemented by improved system reliability, showing that a Solaris system running VERITAS storage management software can restart seven times faster after a system failure. All of these factors contribute to ROI.

"This benchmark makes it clear that the right storage management software yields significant cost savings and is a strategic investment in IT infrastructure," said Brenda Zawatski, vice president of product and solutions marketing, VERITAS Software. "These performance results demonstrate that organizations can save money using VERITAS Foundation Suite to optimize their Solaris environments, without additional investment in costly hardware."

GiantLoop performed the benchmark testing in its testing facilities in Waltham, Mass, using the PostMark file system benchmark. According to the results, VERITAS Foundation Suite also performed faster than Solaris 9's native storage management tools in tests designed to increase stress on the processors, showing how well VERITAS software integrates with the operating environment and hardware.

Details about the testing and the benchmarks, including access to GiantLoop's test results white paper, visit

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