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February 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volume 15, Issue II Hello and welcome to this February 2015 Server and StorageIO update newsletter. The new year is off and running with many events already underway including the recent USENIX FAST conference and others on the docket over the next few months. Speaking of FAST (File and Storage Technologies) event which I attended last week, here is a link to where you can download the conference proceedings. In other events, VMware announced version 6 of their vSphere ESXi hypervisor and associated management tools including VSAN, VVOL among other items. This months newsletter has a focus on server storage I/O performance topics with various articles, tips, commentary and blog posts. Watch for more news, updates and industry trends perspectives coming soon. Commentary In The News Following are some St... (more)

Seagate Has Shipped Over 10 Million Storage HHDD's

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... (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)

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible By Greg Schulz Green and Virtual Data Center A Green and Virtual IT Data Center (e.g. an information factory) means an environment comprising: Habitat for technology or physical infrastructure (e.g. physical data center, yours, co-lo, managed service or cloud) Power, cooling, communication networks, HVAC, smoke and fire suppression, physical security IT data information infrastructure (e.g. hardware, software, valueware, cloud, virtual, physical, servers, storage, network) Data Center Infrastructu... (more)

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions By Greg Schulz Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets look at options added to my NUC model 54250, first deployment use and more impressions. Intel® NUC with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor and 2.5-Inch Drive Support (NUC5i5RYH) via Intel.com What you will want to add to a NUC Sin... (more)