Like many other Nuveum technologies, IronVault was developed in-house to meet our need for high performance and low latency storage, at an affordable price point. This comparison is intended to showcase IronVault technology and performance as it compares to some well known storage products.
IronVault achieves high performance using multiple RAID 10 arrays arranged in groups. Each array provides a 2x increase in write performance and a 4x improvement in read performance as compared to a single disk. Each group of arrays provides a linear performance increase in an additive fashion. So two groups provides 4x write performance and 8x read performance increase. The groups can be scaled as necessary to meet system performance parameters. A typical IronVault module contains somewhere between 4 groups comprised of 16 physical disks to 32 groups comprised of 128 disks. We adjust these ratios depending on our desired performance profile as relates to the expected workload the particular storage unit is intended to serve.