OakGate Test Platform Overview

The OakGate Test Platform represents the ultimate test solution stack in the storage industry. It provides a complete solution to test a variety of customer DUTs:

  • Applications: customized, easy-to-use applications that bring unprecedented control and efficiency to any development, validation, and manufacturing test plan.
  • SVF Engine: the Storage Validation Framework (SVF) engine is the core, proprietary test and validation software which runs the applications and drives the OakGate appliance.
  • Hardware: high-performance appliances, plug-in modules, peripherals, external enclosures, and test chambers capable of testing a variety of SSDs, HDDs, and arrays.

SVF Platform Block Diagram

Applications

OakGate applications put the facility of the OakGate SVF engine and the power of OakGate appliances at your finger tips. Custom-tailored to meet the specific needs of each segment of the product development cycle, OakGate applications provide intuitive access to get the job done - whether it's the precision low-level requirements of engineering, the automation and performance needs of validation, or the environmental controls essential for manufacturing.

The current applications include the Controller Application and Greenlight (Manufacturing Test Application).

Applications Overview

SVF Engine

The Storage Validation Framework (SVF) engine is the driving force of the OakGate Test Platform, providing a high-performance, feature-rich foundation. It's been strategically built from decades of industry experience and tempered in the labs of storage industry leaders. Under the hood, the SVF engine provides a comprehensive storage resource, reaching far beyond basic protocol comprehension to deliver unparalleled testing facility to the application layers, including the ability to mix protocols and to finely tune every aspect of any test scenario.

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SVF Engine Overview

Hardware

Within each appliance, OakGate’s highly-regarded SVF engine is at the heart of all OakGate hardware solutions. OakGate appliances are built for maximum performance and configurability, using the very latest generation servers and custom components designed specifically for storage testing. With our modules, add-ons, and external enclosures, as well as extensive support for leading industry peripherals, we offer the flexibiliy to meet any storage configuration requirement. From compact desktop appliances to configurations for complete rackmounted lab infrastuctures, OakGate has it covered.

For a list of our available hardware products, see our Products page.

Hardware Overview

OakGate Test Platform Supports All Popular Storage Protocols

Support for the storage industry's most popular and emerging protocols is integrated right into our platform, with no restrictions on usage or need to buy extra licenses for each protocol.

Coordinating and automating simultaneous multi-protocol test scenarios within a single, unified test platform decreases the complexity of your test infrastructure, while providing the fine-grain orchestration to meet every corner of your test plan.

  • PCIe - Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3
    • NVMe
    • NVMe-MI
    • AHCI
    • SATA Express
    • SCSI Express / SOP
  • SAS - 3, 6, and 12 Gbps
  • SATA - 3 and 6 Gbps
  • FC - 4, 8, and 16 Gbps
  • iSCSI - 10, 40, and 100 Gbps

OakGate Test Platform Scales Seamlessly

OakGate's feature-rich software and hardware products scale seamlessly together, giving you a common platform on which to build reliably and smoothly, whether you are testing a single device at your desk for development or a thousand in a production facility.

Scalability and Flexibility

OakGate Test Platform Spans DUT Lifecycle

Span DUT Lifecycle

With the diversity of our extensive software features and hardware products, the OakGate Test Platform provides a comprehensive testing platform for the DUT's entire lifecycle, from the early stages of design and development, all the way through high-volume production, as well as including post-production field failure analysis.