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Cloud and Object Storage Are in Your Future, What Are Some Questions? IMHO there is no doubt that cloud and object storage are in your future, what are some questions? Granted, what type of cloud and object storage or service along with for work or entertainment are some questions. Likewise, what are your cloud and object storage concerns (assuming you already have heard the benefits)? Some other questions include when, where for different applications workload needs, as well as how and with what among others. Keep in mind that there are many aspects to cloud storage and they are not all object, likewise, there are many facets to object storage. Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor titled Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends that looks at the above among other items including: Is cloud storage cheaper than traditional storage? How do you access cloud ... (more)

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Workload Scripts | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

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 e... (more)

Part 2: Some Server Storage I/O Workload Scripts and Results | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

Part 2: Some Server Storage I/O Workload Scripts and Results This is the second in a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part I here which includes overview, background and information about the tools used and related topics. Following are some server I/O benchmark workload scripts to exercise various storage devices 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 The Workloads Some ways that ca... (more)

Green IT and Virtual Data Centers

Green IT and virtual data centers are no fad nor are they limited to large scale environments. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in a flexible, adaptable, energy efficient, environmentally, and economically friendly manner to boost efficiency and productivity are here to stay. Read more here in the article I did for the folks over at Enterprise Systems Journal. Cheers gs To say that “green” is a popular trend is an understatement. Green messaging in general and in the information technology (IT) industry in particular tends to center aro... (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)