IOPS (Input-Output Operations per Second)

IOPS is a common performance measurement for computer storage devices, such as hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), and storage area networks (SAN). It refers to the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage locations. You can set IOPS capacity and utilization constraints in Turbonomic policies.

For cloud storage, Turbonomic considers IOPS utilization to drive storage scaling actions. For on-prem storage, IOPS capacity for a disk array takes precedence. Datastores that are members of a disk array always have the IOPS capacity that is set to the disk array.

For hyperconverged infrastructure, you can set an effective IOPS capacity for the datastores on the hyperconverged host. Turbonomic uses the value that you set to provide an estimate of effective IOPS capacity for each host in the cluster.

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