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Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle Following up from last years 2017 crossword puzzle for travel fun, here is the Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle (click on the below image for PDF version that includes an...
Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture Dell EMC today announced with a tag line IT Unbound their new PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture slated for general availability September 21, 2018. Previewed earlier this year ...
Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements Time for some catching up with summer 2018 IBM cloudy software defined storage announcements that were made earlier this week. The Share Event (Mainframe centric) is occurring this week in St. Louis. Thus, it is no sur...
IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems.As a single server or node, the Power9 E950 supports up to four (4) CPU processor sockets each with multiple cores. An E980 system comprises up to fo...
July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 7 (July 2018) Hello and welcome to the July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newslet...
Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates continue to expand feature, functionality, service capabilities of the public cloud providers capabilities across various geographies. Recent AWS up...
Intel Micron 3D XPoint Evolving Intel Micron 3D XPoint Evolving Major memory classes or categories timeline (Image via Intel and Micron) Co-Creators of 3D XPoint the next generation of non-volatile memory (NVM) also known as storage class memory (SCM) or Persistent Memory (...
Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster? Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brain buster? For some in the IT industry as well as financial markets, there is skepticism about Broadcom (formerly known as Avago) making an announcing that they are buying CA Technologies ...
AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance As part of extending their cloud platform reach, recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements include AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance. Snowbal...
Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced a new Los Angeles Region (e.g., uswest-2) with three initial Availability Zones (AZ) also known as data centers. Keep ...
2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch Here is the 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch which includes startups as well as established vendors doing new th...
Dell Technologies Announces Class V VMware Tracking Stock exchange for stock or cash Dell Technologies Announces Class V VMware Tracking Stock exchange for stock or cash. Image via Dell Technologies Summary of this transaction announcement includes: VMware declares an ...
June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 6 (June 2018) Hello and welcome to the June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the May 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter ...
Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar The best I/O is the one you do not have to do, the second best is the one with least server I/O and storage overhead along with applic...
Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Microsoft will be hosting a free (no registration required) half day virtual (e.g. online) Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event June 26, 2018 starting at 9AM PT. As part of its continued focus on supporting hybrid strateg...
May 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 5 (May 2018) Hello and welcome to the May 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter c...
Part V Dell Technology World 2018 Server Converged Announcement Details This is Part V Dell Technology World 2018 Server Converged Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part III here and part IV here). Last week (April 30-May 3)...
Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure This is Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part III here and part V here). Last week (...
This is Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part IV (PowerEdge MX Composable) here and part V here). Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada (LAS) to attend Dell Te...
Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details This is Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part III here, part IV here and part V here). Last week (April 30-M...
Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement Summary This is part one of a five-part series about Dell Technology World 2018 announcement summary. Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada (LAS) to attend Dell Technology World 2018 (e.g., DTW 2018) as a guest of Dell (th...
April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Volume 18, Issue 4 (April 2018) Hello and welcome to the April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter can be...
VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements This is part three of a three-part series looking at last weeks v6.7 VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements. The focus of this post is on server, storage, I/O along with deployment and other wrap up i...
VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details of announcement summary focus on vCenter, Security, and management. This is part two (part one here) of a three-part (part III here) series looking at VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC ...
VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update Summary VMware announced last week vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 among other updates for their software-defined data center (SDDC) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions. The new April v6.7 announcement updates foll...
Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? The new CLOUD Act data regulation became law as part of the recent $1.3 Trillion (USD) omnibus U.S. government budget spending bill passed by Congress on March 23, 2018 a...
Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR It's time for Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date. The annual March 31 world backup day focus has come and gone once again. However, that does not mean data protection including backup...
AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET Only YOU can prevent data loss for on-premise, Amazon Web Service (AWS) based cloud, and hybrid applications. Join me in this free ...
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview has been announced. Windows Server 2019 in the past might have been named 2016 R2 also known as a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release. Microsoft recommends LTSC Windows Server for wo...
March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 3 (March 2018) Hello and welcome to the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. If you are wondering where the January and February 2018 update newsletters are, they are ...
Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same(Part V) Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same This is part five of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a compa...
Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The Same Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The Same This is part four of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from c...
Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same This is part three of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from...
Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection This is part two of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book...
Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same This is part one of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same as a companion excerpt from ...
Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences Webinar walking the talk Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences Fireside chat Webinar March 27, 9AM PT This free (register here) fireside chat webinar sponsored by Veeam looks at Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences based on what Veeam did to be...
VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements of new features and other enhancements. VMware Cloud Provides Consistent Operations and Infrastructure Via: VMware.com With its recent announcements, VMware...
Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. Feb. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and ...
World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It's that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to r...
Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slot Need to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed to connect an I...