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Seagate Has Shipped Over 10 Million Storage HHDD's, Is That A Lot? By Greg Schulz Recently Seagate made an announcement that they have shipped over 10 million Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) also known as Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD) over that past few years. Disclosure Seagate has been a StorageIO client. I know where some of those desktop class HHDD's including Momentus XTs ended up as I bought some of the 500GB and 750GB models via Amazon and have them in various systems. Likewise I have installed in VMware servers the newer generation of enterprise class SSHD's which Seagate now refers to as Turbo models as companions to my older HHDD's. What is a HHDD or SSHD? The HHDD's continue to evolve from initially accelerating reads to now being capable of speeding up write operations across different families (desktop/mobile, workstation and enterprise). What makes a H... (more)

Docker For Smarties By @StorageIO | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Docker for Smarties (e.g. non-dummies) from VMworld 2014 By Greg Schulz In this Industry Trends Perspectives video pod cast episode (On YouTube) I had a chance to visit with Nathan LeClaire of docker.com at the recent VMworld 2014 in San Francisco for a quick overview of docker and containers are about, what you need to know and where to find more information. Check out this StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective episode "Docker for Smarties" aka not for dummies via YouTube by clicking here or on the image below. For those not familiar with Docker Docker overview Three things t... (more)

April and May 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter

April and May 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - April and May 2014 Welcome to the April and May 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. The good news is that while spring is running late (as is this newsletter ;) here in the Stillwater MN area as well as other parts of the world, both are finally here. To say that a lot has been going on and things busy would be an understatement, however that is probably also the situa... (more)

VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals (Part I)

VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals (Part I) By Greg Schulz Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g.VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals Part 1) and the third piece here (e.g. VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals Part 2). Some of you may already be participating in the VMware beta of VVOL involving one of the initial storage vendors also in the beta program. Here is the quick synopsis of VMware Virtual Volumes: Higher level of abstraction ... (more)

Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future? By Greg Schulz Note that this is a three part series with the first piece here (e.g. Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future?), the second piece here (e.g. VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals Part 1) and the third piece here (e.g. VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals Part 2). With VMworld 2014 just around the corner, for some of you the question is not if Virtual Volumes (VVOL's) are in your future, rather when, where, how and with what. What this means is that for some hands on ... (more)