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Some Server Storage I/O Benchmark Workload Scripts | Part 1 This is part one of a two-part series of posts about using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scripts and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices (SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others. Various NVM flash SSD including NVMe devices For example, lets say you have an SSD such as an Intel 750 (here, here, and here) or some other vendors NVMe PCIe Add in Card (AiC) installed into a Microsoft Windows server and would like to see how it compares with expected results. The following scripts allow you to validate your system with tho... (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)

Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench By @Storageio | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload running in the background for what ever reason? Getting Started Here's a quick and relatively easy way to do it with Vdbench (Free from Oracle). Granted there are other tools, both for free and for fee that can similar things, however we will leave those for another day and post. Here'... (more)

Cloud Conversations: AWS Government Cloud (GovCloud)

Following earlier cloud conversations posts, cloud computing means many things from products to services, functionality and positioned for different layers of service delivery or capabilities (e.g. SaaS, AaaS, PaaS, IaaS and XaaS). Consequently it is no surprise when I hear from different people their opinion, belief or perception of what is or is not a cloud, confidence or concerns, or how to use and abuse clouds among other related themes. A common theme I hear talking with IT professionals on a global basis centers around conversations about confidence in clouds including reli... (more)

Little Data, Big Data and Very Big Data (VBD) or Big BS?

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a popular buzzword bingo topic and term for a couple of years now. Big data is being used to describe new and emerging along with existing types of applications and information processing tools and techniques. I routinely hear from different people or groups tryin... (more)