Performance degradation occurs when a program or device uses too much disk I/O. By monitoring a system's I/O, you can find the problem areas and eliminate areas of high activity ("hot spots"), thus ensuring smooth operation. SFW's Performance Monitoring utility lets you continuously monitor and tune system performance, monitor I/O statistics, perform hot spot detection, and make adjustments.
Storage Foundation can help improve overall disk and system performance in several ways, some of which are as follows:
I/O statistics are used to identify high-traffic areas, known as "hot spots." You can use the Move Subdisk command to resolve these hot spots online.
Data is assigned to physical drives to evenly balance the I/O load among the disk drives. This is known as storage load balancing.
Event logging of errors and important information is provided.
Tasks can be paused and resumed to provide additional bandwidth and CPU resources for the priority tasks.