What is WorkloadCentral?
|WorkloadCentral is a community dedicated to understanding the I/O workloads of applications and their impact on the infrastructure that supports them in the Cloud or in the data center. In today's world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, application performance is driven by the performance of the data. WorkloadCentral is a free cloud-based workload analysis service and community that offers access to an extensive library of cross-industry workloads and models for both IT end users and storage vendors.|
|WorkloadCentral allows you to quickly and easily, learn about, understand and analyze your workloads, create and share workloads across the community. As we know at WorkloadCentral in today's Big Data World Application Performance is a function of the storage workload. WorkloadCentral is designed to enable collaboration across the storage lifecycle between storage vendors, their partners and customers. WorkloadCentral allows you to quickly and easily, learn about, understand and analyze your workloads, create and share workloads across the community and provides:|
What is a Workload?
A workload can be broadly defined as the I/O patterns and data generated by applications and servers against networked storage. When these requests are analyzed in terms of IOPs, read/write percentages, sequential/random behavior, file/block size distribution, data/metadata mix, storage targets, etc., These I/O characteristics can be used as the basis for modeling that workload, to support and improve workload management across the storage lifecycle.
How do I join WorkloadCentral?
WorkloadCentral is a free service! You can join WorkloadCentral by simply choosing Join the Community (see below) from the WorkloadCentral Homepage and filing the registration page. Your registration will be reviewed by WorkloadCentral and once approved you will be notified by email. When you log into WorkloadCentral for the first time you will be asked to review and accept the end user agreement for WorkloadCentral.
The registration page is straight forward and requires a valid email address as the user name.
- A Quick Introduction to Workloads
- How To Get Workload Data
- Upload Your Workload Data
- Analyze Your Production Workloads
- Edit Your Workload Models
- Download Workloads from Library