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Analyzing Workloads

Understanding real application IO workloads has traditionally been one of the most challenging barriers to storage performance validation, yet it is the most important because everyone's workload is different as even the same application can behave differently when deployed in different environments. The workload acquisition and analysis capabilities in Storage Load Testing (SLT) make it possible to understand and simulate your mission critical applications behavior across your entire infrastructure or your customer's entire infrastructure.

Workload IO data can be obtained from the data collected by storage or compute devices, and from Infrastructure Performance Analytics Solutions like Virtana's . The obtained data, called “production workload data,” can be imported after it is processed into a supported CSV (Comma Separated Values) text file using the Workload Data Importer for workload analysis.