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March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter : Cisco Cloud, VMware VSAN and More By Greg Schulz Industry Trends Perspectives: Cisco Cloud and VMware VSAN Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. Technically it is now spring here in North America and to say that we have had abnormal cold weather would be an understatement. However it is March with April just around the corner meaning plenty to do including several upcoming events (see below). Clouds and Cisco Some recent industry activity has included Cisco announcing its Cloud intentions (e.g. more than simply selling servers and networking hardware). So far the Cisco Cloud move appears to be more about hybrid and partner ecosystem including channels vs. going toes to toe with an Amazon Web Service (AWS). C... (more)

Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review

Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review By Greg Schulz Part II: Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review This is the second of a two part post series on my recent experiences with a Lenovo TS140 server, you can read part I here. What Did I do with the TS140 After initial check out in an office type environment, I moved the TS140 into the lab area where it joined other servers to be used for various things. Some of those activities included using the Windows Server 2012 Essentials along with associated admin activities. In addition I also installe... (more)

Old School, New School, Current and Future School (with Poll)

If you are new school or old school, then will you be stuck on those school's of thought or advanced to the current and future schools? Old School From the old school folks you will hear things along the lines of that is how we do or did it. Also you might hear things along the lines of lets use what we have as long as we can make it work to fix problems while learning from mistakes. Also from old school you may here things like new school is only focused on the newest latest greatest shiny technology. Not to mention themes such as we have to stick around and clean up and take ... (more)

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries

This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security (logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA), archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends. Think of data protection like protect, preserve and serve information across cloud, virtual and physical environments spanning traditional servers, storage I/O networking along with mobile (ok, some IoT as well), SOHO/SMB to enterprise. Getting started, taking a step back Recently I have done a series... (more)

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage?

Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage? By Greg Schulz Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage? Recently I did a piece over at the site Information Security Buzz title How Secure Is Your Data Storage? that takes a cursory look at securing your digital assets from a storage perspective. Keep in mind that data protection can mean many things to different people from various focus or technology domain perspectives. Likewise there are various threat risks to protect against and, not all of them are head-line news making events. P... (more)