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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) industry term might just take some pressure from the over-worked software defined "x" usage (you pick "x" such as data center, networking, storage, marketing, etc). This is good news as we now have IoX where "X" can be leveraged from Things (IoT) and Devices (IoD) to People, Places, Protocols or P... (more)

How To Test Your HDD, SSD or All Flash Array By @StorageIO | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

How To Test Your HDD, SSD or All Flash Array (AFA) Storage Fundamentals By Greg Schulz Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article 4 Ways to Performance-Test Your New HDD or SSD that provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable of. Building off the basics, server storage I/O benchmark fundamentals The four basic steps in the article are: Plan what and how you are going to test (what's applicable for you) Decide on a benchmarking tool (learn about various tools here) Test the test (find bugs, errors before a ... (more)

Server & Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 By @StorageIO | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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 t... (more)

StorageIO Debuts at Top 400 Analyst List

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Following on the heals of being named one of three EcoTech warriors earlier in the year, and then number 5 in the top ten independent bloggers at StorageMonkeys earlier this year (plus appearing on InfoSmack), the momentum continues more recently being named as the 23rd out of the top 30 influential virtualization bloggers by Cloud Computing Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) and Ulitzer (www.ulitzer.com). If that were not enough, I was also surprised to learn recently that I have also made a debut appearance at number 79 in the Technobabble top 400 analyst ... (more)

Blog Post: Blog Roll Deja Vu and Storage Monkeys

Ever have blog roll DejaVu? If not, go visit various blogs and look at the blog rolls. While some blog owners do a good job of keeping their blog rolls up to date (for example the Storage Monkeys site) given their interests, preferences or blog objectives, there are also many who appear to simply cut and paste blog rolls from other sites (Not the Storage Monkeys) which have added StorageIOblog to their blogroll. Read the full post here ... (more)