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Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers and other Geek Gifts By Greg Schulz Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts This is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those that will be repeated next year or that were also made last year. It's also the time of the year to get various projects wrapped up, line up new activities, get the book-keeping things ready for year-end processing and taxes, as well as other things. It's also that time of the year to do some budget and project planning including upgrades, replacements, enhancements while balancing an over-subscribed holiday party schedule some of you may have. Lets not forget getting ready for vacations, perhaps time off from work with some time u... (more)

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, Its Still Alive

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, Its Still Alive By Greg Schulz Data Storage Tape Update V2014, It's Still Alive A year or so ago I did a piece tape is still alive, or at least in conversations and discussions. Despite being declared dead for decades, and will probably stay being declared dead for years to come, magnetic tape is in fact still alive being used by some organizations, granted its role is changing while the technology still evolves. Here is the memo I received today from the PR folks of the Tape Storage Council (e.g. tape vendors marketing consortium) and for simplici... (more)

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140 By Greg Schulz Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140 Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used for accessorizing servers such as the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140. Image via Lenovo.com Likewise I have done reviews of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 in the past which included me liking them and buying some (... (more)

December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter

December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter By Greg Schulz December 2014 Hello and welcome to this December Server and StorageIO update newsletter. Seasons Greetings Commentary In The News Following are some StorageIO industry trends perspectives comments that have appeared in various venues. Cloud conversations continue to be popular including concerns about privacy, security and availability. Over at BizTech Magazine there are some comments about cloud and ROI. Some comments on AWS and Google SSD services can be viewed at SearchAWS. View other trends comments here Tips and Ar... (more)

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates By Greg Schulz Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates This is part two of a two-part series about Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 and other recent cloud updates, read part one here. AWS re:Invent announcements Announcements and enhancements made by AWS during re:Invent include: Key Management Service (KMS) Amazon RDS for Aurora Amazon EC2 Container Service AWS Lambda Amazon EBS Enhancements Application development, deployed and life-cycle management tools AWS Service Catalog AWS CodeDeploy A... (more)