This post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on
lab report I did compliments of Servers Direct and Seagate that you can read
in PDF form here. The focus is looking at the Servers Direct
(www.serversdirect.com) converged Content Solution platforms with Seagate
Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD's). I was given the opportunity to do some
hands-on testing running different application workloads with a 2U content
solution platform along with various Seagate Enterprise 2.5" HDD's handle
different application workloads. This includes Seagate's Enterprise
Performance HDD's with the enhanced caching feature.
Issues And Challenges
Even though Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) including NAND flash solid state
devices (SSDs) have become popular storage for use internal as well as
external to servers, there remains the need for HDD's Like many of you who
Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste
With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic
For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following
are six tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste
and later physical e-waste. Most conversations involving e-waste focus on the
physical aspects from disposing of electronics along with later impacts.
While physical e-waste is an important topic, let's expand the conversation
including other variations of e-waste including digital... (more)
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?
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)
Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor titled "Water, Data and Storage
Analogy". Besides being taken for granted and all of us being dependent on
them, several other similarities exist between water, data, and storage. In
addition to being a link that piece, this is a companion with some different
images to help show the similarities between water, data and storage if for
no other reason to have a few moments of fun. Read the entire piece here.
Water, Data and Storage Similarities
Water can get cold and freeze, data can also go cold becoming dormant and a
candidate for archiving ... (more)
Cloud Expo New York
There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and
blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing.
Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or
cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls
[Santa Photo Via ABC news]
Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have
However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching
out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave.
In the spir... (more)