As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and IBM Business Partner, hyperI/O is a registered member of the IBM PartnerWorld for Developers, a worldwide program that supports developers who build solutions using IBM technologies. The hIOmon I/O Performance Monitor is listed within the IBM PartnerWorld for Developers Global Solutions Directory. In addition, the hIOmon “Add-On Support for IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring”, which has successfully met the IBM specifications for validation as “Ready for Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure”, is included within the IBM “Global Solutions Directory (GSD)”.
hyperI/O is also an active participant in several Technical Work Groups (TWG) of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) including the:
“I/O Traces, Tools, and Analysis (IOTTA)” TWG – hyperI/O has been an active member of this TWG since 2005.
“Solid State Storage (SSS)” TWG – hyperI/O has been a contributor to the “SSS Performance Test Specification (PTS)” standard, which defines a set of device level tests and methodologies intended to enable comparative testing of SSS devices.
In addition, hyperI/O is an active member of the SNIA “Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI)” and previously made available a specially-tailored version of the hIOmon software for use by the SNIA SSSI WIOCP.
Focus and Goals
Understanding and evaluating disk storage I/O operation performance can often be a daunting if not difficult task.
Our focus is directed towards the design, development, and use of software tools that both measure and monitor disk storage I/O operation performance. This includes I/O operation performance as seen from individual application, file, and device perspectives – including both hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state storage solutions.
Overall, our goal is to help bring transparency to the determination and assessment of disk I/O performance.
Towards that end, we strive to provide a variety of users with hIOmon software tools and services that:
• Facilitate and foster a “top-down” approach towards understanding and evaluating disk storage I/O operation performance – especially in terms of empirical, pertinent metrics that reflect how their specific applications/workloads actually experience disk I/O operation performance within everyday usage
• Are simple, quick, and easy to use and acquire
• Enable users to maintain their privacy and security (for example, no need to send their I/O operation metrics to hyperI/O for summarization or any other processing)
Further information about the hyperI/O goals and solutions can be found at the hIOmon Store (www.hIOmon.com).