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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)

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time By Greg Schulz World Backup Day Generating Awareness About Data Protection This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, servers, storage and virtualization among other related topic themes. Different threat risks and reasons to p... (more)

Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review

Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review By Greg Schulz Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review This is a review that looks at my recent hands on experiences in using a TS140 (Model MT-M 70A4 - 001RUS) pedestal (aka tower) server that the Lenovo folks sent to me to use for a month or so. The TS140 is one of the servers that Lenovo had prior to its acquisition of IBM x86 server business that you can read about here. The Lenovo TS140 Experience Lets start with the overall experience which was very easy and good. This includes going from initial answering some questions to get ... (more)

February 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter Data Infrastructure Insights

February 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter Data Infrastructure Insights By Greg Schulz Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. Its winter here in North America and specifically in the Stillwater Minnesota to say that there is plenty of snow and cold would be an understatement. However in a few months instead of dealing with -20F or -40F wind chills, it will be 100F head index, thus the saying of if you don't like the weather, either leave or wait a bit a... (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)