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Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best is the one with the least impact as well as low overhead. Drew Robb (@robbdrew) has a Data Storage Benchmarking Guide article over at Enterprise Storage Forum that provides a good framework and summary quick guide to server storage I/O benchmarking. Via Drew: Data storage benchmarking can be quite esoteric in that vast complexity awaits anyone attempting to get to the heart of a particular benchmark. Case in point: The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has developed the Emerald benchmark to measure power consumption. This invaluable benchmark has a vast amount of supporting literature.... (more)

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX Are in Your Future | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, it's Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devicess (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks like they will, this could bring relief and rest for the over-worked Big Data and Software Defined "X" buzzword bingo bandwagon usage. Introducing IoX? For those not familiar with Software Defined "X", simply replace "X" with your favorite term such as Data Center (SDDC), Networking (SDN), Storage (SDS), Marketing, (SDM) among others.as the new IT (and beyond) indus... (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)

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140 By Greg Schulz Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140 Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used for accessorizing servers such as the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140. Image via Lenovo.com Likewise I have done reviews of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 in the past which included me liking them and buying some (... (more)

December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter

December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter By Greg Schulz December 2014 Hello and welcome to this December Server and StorageIO update newsletter. Seasons Greetings Commentary In The News Following are some StorageIO industry trends perspectives comments that have appeared in various venues. Cloud conversations continue to be popular including concerns about privacy, security and availability. Over at BizTech Magazine there are some comments about cloud and ROI. Some comments on AWS and Google SSD services can be viewed at SearchAWS. View other trends comments here Tips and Ar... (more)