Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Load DynamiX Raises $12 Million for Storage Performance Test

Load DynamiX, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, announced a $12 million round of funding to support its storage performance validation solutions. The company develops tools to understand the performance of flash and hybrid storage systems under load.  The funding was led by HighBar Partners.

In 2013, Load DynamiX expanded its focus to enterprise IT and cloud service providers.  The company recently released the Load DynamiX Enterprise Series solutions that combine advanced storage workload modeling and extreme load generation into an integrated 2RU appliance.

The company’s enhanced product line now provides deep storage infrastructure insight that enables IT managers and architects to optimize the performance, availability and cost of their networked storage infrastructures.

“Storage architects and engineers are demanding a new level of insight into their infrastructure as they migrate to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model for their public and private clouds. In order to meet their performance, availability and cost objectives, new storage systems and technologies, including flash storage, must be tested, analyzed and validated before production deployment,” said Philippe Vincent, CEO of Load DynamiX. “Our storage workload modeling and performance validation appliances are the only way to properly plan and deploy these new storage technologies without the risk of unpredictable response times, unplanned outages and uncontrolled over-investment in equipment.”