July 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter
By Greg Schulz
Volume 15, Issue VII
Hello and welcome to this July 2015 Server StorageIO update newsletter. Its
mid summer here in the northern hemisphere which for many means vacations or
Content Solution Platforms
Thus this months newsletter has a focus on content solution platforms
including hardware and software that get defined to support various
applications. Content solutions span from video (4K, HD and legacy streaming,
pre-/post-production and editing), audio, imaging (photo, seismic, energy,
healthcare, etc.) to security surveillance (including Intelligent Video
Surveillance [ISV] as well as Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
In case you missed it: May and June 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter
EMCworld 2015 How Do You Want Your Storage Wrapped?
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Its been a few months since my last post (read it here) about Hybrid Hard
Disk Drive (HHDD) such as the Seagate Momentus XT that I have been using.
The Momentus XT HHDD I have been using is a 500GB 7,200RPM 2.5 inch SATA Hard
Disk Drive (HDD) with 4GB of embedded FLASH (aka SSD) and 32MB of DRAM memory
for buffering hence the hybrid name.
I have been using the XT HHDD mainly for transferring large multi GByte size
files between computers and for doing some disk to disk (D2D) backups while
becoming more comfortable with it. While not as fast as my 64GB all flash
SSD, the XT HHDD i... (more)
Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up
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.
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)
Should everything, that is all servers, storage and I/O along with
facilities, be virtualized?
The answer not surprisingly should be it depends!
Denny Cherry (aka Mrdenny) over at ITKE did a great recent post about
applications not being virtualized, particularly databases. In general some
of the points or themes we are on the same or similar, while on others we
slightly differ, not by very much.
Unfortunately consolidation is commonly misunderstood to be the sole function
or value proposition of server virtualization given its first wave focus. I
agree that not all applications... (more)
Is I/O Virtualization (IOV) a server topic, a network topic, or a storage
topic? (See previous post.)
Like server virtualization, IOV involves servers, storage, network, operating
system, and other infrastructure resource management areas and disciplines.
The business and technology value proposition or benefits of converged I/O
networks and I/O virtualization are similar to those for server and storage
Additional benefits of IOV include:
Doing more with what resources (people and technology) already exist or
reduce costs Single (or pair for high availability) in... (more)