Mirantis and IBM Run Ambitious OpenStack Benchmark Test
OpenStack player Mirantis continues to deliver unique offerings, and the latest is a benchmark test that is targeted to help IT departments guage performance, scalability and managability metrics. Mirantis and IBM's SoftLayer division, which is focused on cloud computing, set up 350 physical servers on an IBM SoftLayer bare-metal multi-datacenter cloud to run the benchmark test. Mirantis OpenStack was working with 75,000 virtual servers, provisioned in parallel streams levels ranging from 100 at a time to 500 at a time.
The benchmark was designed to show how quickly and reliably OpenStack could respond to on-demand, real world workload requirements for provisioning cloud resources, and achieved a sustained a rate of 9,000 new virtual servers per hour for over 8 hours.
Mirantis has provided some takeaways from the test:
-- Enterprises considering where to run large-scale workloads can rely on OpenStack for a private cloud with up to 75,000 virtual servers.
-- Running Mirantis OpenStack on IBM SoftLayer provides highly responsive on-demand cloud resources, provisioned at over 9,000 virtual servers per hour.
-- Mirantis OpenStack and IBM SoftLayer enable resilient multi data center cloud deployments.
"We built Mirantis OpenStack for scale and performance, and this benchmark with IBM shows that OpenStack is maturing quickly as a robust private cloud alternative to any public cloud offering today," said Adrian Ionel, CEO of Mirantis, in a statement. "We're pushing OpenStack to its limits in harsh conditions that mimic real world production workloads and demanding customer use cases. Our goal is to give our customers reliable and transparent performance data for OpenStack at scale."
"OpenStack is experiencing explosive growth in the cloud market with more than 200 companies contributing code to the source," added Sesh Murthy, Vice President Advanced Cloud Services at IBM. "Customers embrace the proven performance and reliability of IBM Softlayer virtual and bare metal cloud servers and this new benchmark with Mirantis demonstrates just how powerful and flexible of a foundation we can provide with OpenStack for enterprise private cloud deployments at scale."
A detailed technical description of the benchmark configuration, tools and results is available at www.mirantis.com/openstackbenchmark.