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EMCworld 2016 Getting Started on Dell EMC EMCworld 2016 Getting Started on Dell EMC It's the first morning of EMCworld 2016 here in Las Vegas with some items already announced today, and more in the wings. One of the underlying themes and discussions besides what's new or who's doi...
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What's In The Bits and Bytes? Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What's In The Bits and Bytes? Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) was recently released (you can get the bits or software download here). Ubuntu is available in various distributio...
Server StorageIO April 2016 Update Newsletter
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 Seag...
Part 7 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for Content Applicaitons - HDDs continue to evolve Part 7 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for Content Applications - HDD's continue to evolve Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage...
Part 6 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - General I/O Performance Part 6 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - General I/O Performance Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server st...
Part 5 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - Large and Small Files Part 5 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - Large and Small Files Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage ...
Part 4 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - Database Workloads Part 4 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Applications - Database Workloads Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/...
Part 3 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for content applicaitons - Test Configuration Part 3 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for content applications - Test Configuration Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O deci...
Part 2 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for Content Applications - How and What To Test Part 2 - Which Enterprise HDD to use for Content Applications - How and What To Test Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O ...
For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following are five 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...
vSphere Beta, Something free from VMware (other than your time) vSphere Beta, Something free from VMware (other than your time) Something free from VMware (other than time) VMware is looking for candidate beta test sites and environments for an upcoming vSphere release. Target aud...
Cloud Constellation SpaceBelt - Out Of This World Cloud Data Centers? A new startup called Cloud Constellation (aka SpaceBelt) has announced and proposes converge space terrestrial satellite technology with IT information and cloud related data infrastructure technologies including ...
Server StorageIO March 2016 Update Newsletter
The Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet Alliance The Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet Alliance The Ethernet Alliance has announced their 2016 roadmap of enhancements for Ethernet. Ethernet enhancements include speeds, connectivity inter...
Part V - NVMe overview and primer (Where to learn more, what this all means) Part V - NVMe overview and primer (Where to learn more, what this all means) This is the fifth in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, P...
Part IV - NVMe overview and primer (Where and How to use NVMe) Part IV - NVMe overview and primer (Where and How to use NVMe) This is the fourth in a five-part miniseries providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. Where...
Part III - NVMe overview and primer (Need for Performance Speed) Part III - NVMe overview and primer (Need for Performance Speed) This is the third in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. H...
Part II - NVMe overview and primer (Different Configurations) Part II - NVMe overview and primer (Different Configurations) This is the second in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. The ma...
NVMe overview and primer - Part I NVMe overview and primer - Part I This is the first in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. What is NVM Express (NVMe) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) includes...
Server StorageIO February 2016 Update Newsletter
Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA This is the second post in a two-part series on the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part one here. Lets take a closer look at how EMC DSSD D5 works, its hardware and software c...
EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part I EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part I This is the first post in a two-part series pertaining to the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part two here. EMC announced today...
Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd's and Ends Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd's and Ends Ever need to add another GbE port to a small server, workstation or perhaps Intel NUC, however no PCIe slots are available...
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 q...
Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures For those who are into, or simply like to talk about software defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) o...
Server StorageIO January 2016 Update Newsletter
RIP Windows SIS (Single Instance Storage), or at least in Server 2016 RIP Windows SIS, or at least in Server 2016 I received as a Microsoft MVP a partner communication today from Microsoft of a heads up as well as pass on to others that Single Instance Storage (SIS) has been ...
RIP Windows SIS (Single Instance Storage), or at least in Server 2016 RIP Windows SIS, or at least in Server 2016 I received as a Microsoft MVP a partner communication today from Microsoft of a heads up as well as pass on to others that Single Instance Storage (SIS) has been remo...
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 s...
Server StorageIO November 2015 Update Newsletter
Server StorageIO December 2015 Update Newsletter
The NVMe Place (Non Volatile Memory Express) Welcome To The NVMe Place Updated 11/16/15 The NVMe Place Welcome to the NVM Express (NVMe) place containing various links and content on you guessed it, NVMe which is a companion to The SSD Place which has a broader Non Volatile Me...
Server StorageIO October 2015 Update Newsletter
Dude, Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal Dude, Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal Some of you might remember the marketing campaign "Dude you're getting a Dell" to show somebody buying a Dell computer. Today, Dell as in Michael Dell and his cor...
Server StorageIO September 2015 Update Newsletter
PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirements PACE your Server Storage I/O decision-making, it's about application requirements Regardless of if you are looking for physical, software defined virtual, cloud or container storage, block, file or ...
Fall 2015 Server Storage I/O Cloud Virtual Seminars Going Dutch Fall 2015 Server Storage I/O Cloud Virtual Seminars Going Dutch It's that time of the year again where the fall 2015 events and activities are underway which also includes a week of sessions in Holland October 13-...
August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter - NVM and Flash SSD Focus By Greg Schulz
Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates By Greg Schulz Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates I attended the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara CA last week and not surprisingly there were many announcements ab...