By Editor on Jan 17, 2015

Demartek_Logo300x63.png Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work Demartek does involves running hardware or software solutions in the Demartek test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. A full description of the Demartek services is available on the Demartek lab validation testing page.

Demartek performs both public and private testing of hardware and software solutions. These services include:

  • Ease of Use Studies
  • Deployment Guides and Solutions Guides
  • Lab Validation Testing
  • Performance Testing and Reporting
    • Synthetic benchmarks using tools such as IOmeter, VDbench, FIO, SQLIO, etc.
    • Database testing using real databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
    • Email testing such as Microsoft Jetstress and ESRP, LoadGen and others
    • File server testing
    • Virtualization (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen and others)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Web Server testing
  • Electrical Power Efficiency Testing including EPA ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage

Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek, a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited test lab. Demartek focuses on lab validation testing and performance testing of storage and related hardware and software products and is recognized by the EPA as an official test lab for ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage. Dennis has been working in the Information Technology industry since 1980, primarily involved in software development and project management in mainframe, UNIX, and Windows environments. These include a variety of large and small end-user customers, and engineering and marketing positions for storage vendors such as StorageTek.

Dennis has made numerous presentations at conferences and has authored many industry articles. His current speaking schedule is available.

Dennis spoke at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit on the topic of performance of Flash storage systems. His complete presentation can be downloaded at:

He also spoke at the 2014 Storage Developer Conference in two separate presentations: "Storage Systems Can Now Get ENERGY STAR Labels and Why You Should Care" and "Next Generation Storage Networking for Next Generation Data Centers". The complete presentations can be downloaded at:

Dennis is a Microsoft Storage MVP for calendar years 2005-2015.

Demartek is also a SNIA Emerald Recognized Tester:

Demartek has also recently begun offering Hadoop testing and can use SAS in the testing process:

Dennis_150x172_new.png In January 2014, Demartek moved to a larger office, with more space for its people and equipment.
Demartek, LLC
231 Violet Street
Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: +1.303.940.7575
Twitter: @Demartek (