|Established in Colorado in 1999, hyperI/O LLC is a privately-held Limited Liability Company located in Boulder, Colorado. Nestled up against the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains about 30 miles northwest of Denver, the city of Boulder and its surrounding area feature the presence of a multitude of computer-related firms (both long-established Fortune 1000 businesses as well as new entrepreneurial start-ups). The list of companies present within the area include I.B.M., Oracle, Seagate, and Western Digital Corporation. Many of these firms are directly involved in the area of computer storage peripherals.|
|As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and IBM Business Partner, hyperI/O is a registered member of the IBM PartnerWorld, a worldwide program that supports developers who build solutions using IBM technologies. The hIOmon I/O Performance Monitor is included within the IBM "Global Solutions Directory (GSD)".|
hyperI/O is also an active participant in several Technical Work Groups (TWG) of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) including the:
"I/O Traces, Tools, and Analysis (IOTTA)" TWG – hyperI/O has been an active member of this TWG since 2005.
"Solid State Storage (SSS)" TWG – hyperI/O has been a contributor to the "SSS Performance Test Specification (PTS)" standard, which defines a set of device level tests and methodologies intended to enable comparative testing of SSS devices.
In addition, hyperI/O is an active member of the SNIA "Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI)" and previously made available a specially-tailored version of the hIOmon WIOP software for use by the SNIA CMSI WIOCP.
Further information about hyperI/O can be found at the main hyperI/O web site (www.hyperIO.com).
Understanding and evaluating disk storage I/O operation performance can often be a daunting if not difficult task.
Our focus is directed towards the design, development, and use of software tools that both measure and monitor disk storage I/O operation performance. This includes I/O operation performance as seen from individual application, file, and device perspectives – including both hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state storage solutions.
Our hIOmon software tools and services heavily promote a "top-down" approach towards addressing the difficulties and complexities related to understanding and evaluating disk storage I/O performance. For example, we enable our users to immediately start with automatically-summarized I/O operation performance metrics, which can be used to establish "I/O profiles". Moreover, this approach helps avoid becoming immersed at the outset with volumes of I/O operation trace data to mull over and process.
By focusing upon "I/O Profiles" and metrics such as the hIOmon "DXTI", hIOmon users can empirically assess – in an efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner – the specific I/O operation performance of their very own particular application/workloads and devices during everyday usage.
Overall, our goal is to help bring transparency to the determination and assessment of disk I/O performance.
Towards that end, we strive to provide a variety of users with hIOmon software tools and services that:
• Facilitate and foster a "top-down" approach towards understanding and evaluating disk storage I/O operation performance – especially in terms of empirical, pertinent metrics that reflect how their specific applications/workloads actually experience disk I/O operation performance within everyday usage
• Are simple, quick, and easy to use
• Enable users to maintain their privacy and security (for example, no need to send any of their I/O operation metrics to hyperI/O for summarization or any other processing)
• Are made available for procurement in a convenient, e-store fashion and upon a simple, subscription-fee basis
Bringing Transparency to Disk I/O Performance℠