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The SPC said the new benchmark gives customers a clearly applicable, vendor-neutral process to accurately compare and configure direct attach or network storage technology. In additon, the SPC has constructed a complete multi-platform test kit for SPC-1 that quickly evaluates performance and price/performance using a variety of storage network topologies.
The SPC is an industry standards organization that defines and promotes storage benchmarks as well as disseminates what it says is objective, relevant and verifiable performance data and related test tools to the computer industry and its customers. Its members include Adaptec, Compaq, Dell, The Evaluator Group, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Ideas International, LSI Logic Storage Systems, NEC, Sun MicroSystems, Unisys and VERITAS Software.