It has been suggested that in order to maximize throughput for large sequential operations on SVC volumes residing entirely on IBM Flash systems, you should consider disabling the write cache. During this case study, we look at whether this was true for our customers’ workload and demonstrate how disabling the SVC write cache can be detrimental to the performance of your SVC environment.

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We demonstrate how some extremely busy volumes created problems for an entire SVC/Spectrum Virtualize cluster, and how IntelliMagic Vision helped identify them.

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