Server filesystem performance tuning resources

When hit with slow performance of a hosted application its easily to quickly turn attention to hardware but it's not always the best solution. Optimisation of system configuration will often generate significantly greater performance improvements than can be achieved with hardware. The first step is making sure you know whether your application is CPU, Memory or I/O bound. If you're convinced it's I/O bound then we've get some tips for improving the performance of your dedicated server.

Benchmarking tools

Research papers