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Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates By Greg Schulz Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following...
Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server By Greg Schulz Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more ...
Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350 By Greg Schulz Breaking the VMware ESXi 5.5 ACPI boot loop on Lenovo TD350 Do you have a Lenovo TD350 or for that many other servers that when trying to load or run VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 u2 (or other versions...
Part III - 3D XPoint new server storage memory from Intel and Micron By Greg Schulz Part III - 3D XPoint new server storage memory from Intel and Micron This is the third of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcemen...
Part II - Intel and Micron new 3D XPoint server and storage NVM By Greg Schulz Part II - Intel and Micron new 3D XPoint server and storage NVM This is the second of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read ...
Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage By Greg Schulz Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatile Memory (NVM) for servers and storage This is the first of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPo...
July 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volu...
May and June 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Vo...
VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos By Greg Schulz VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may alr...
Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways By Greg Schulz Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways This is part of an ongoing series of posts that part of www.dataprotectiondiaries.com on data protection including archiving...
April 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volume 15, Issue IV ...
Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information By Greg Schulz Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information Recently I was invited to be a guest on the podcast Data Protection Gumbo hosted by Demetrius Malbrough (@dmalbrough). ...
S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode By Greg Schulz S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode It's springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buck...
Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look By Greg Schulz Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced (preview) new Elastic File System (EFS) providing Net...
March 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volume 15, Issue III ...
Cloud Conversations: AWS S3 Cross Region Replication storage enhancements By Greg Schulz Cloud Conversations: AWS S3 Cross Region Replication storage enhancements Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently among other enhancements announced new Simple Storage Service (S3) cross-re...
Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015? By Greg Schulz Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015? This is part of an ongoing data protection diaries series of post about, well, data protection and what I'...
Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB By Greg Schulz Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB When using benchmark or workload generation tools such as HammerDB I needed a way to capture and log performance activity metrics su...
To some the above (read the full article here) may seem like common sense tips and things everybody should know otoh there are many people who are new to servers storage I/O networking hardware software cloud virtual along with various applications, not to mention different tools. T...
Cloud conversations: If focused on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits By Greg Schulz Cloud conversations: If focused on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits Drew Robb (@robbdrew) has a good piece (e.g. article) over at InfoStor titled Eight Ways t...
Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes) By Greg Schulz Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes) It's that time of the year again for award season: The motion picture association Academy awards (e.g. the Oscars) The Grammys a...
February 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volume 15, Issue II ...
This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best is the one with the least impact as well as low overhead. Drew Ro...
VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies By Greg Schulz VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies VMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor cal...
Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools By Greg Schulz Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools This is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage...
Server and Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I) By Greg Schulz Server and Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I) This is part-one of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server...
Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources By Greg Schulz Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources The following are a list of various articles, tips, post and other resources about server storage I/O performance benchmarking for leg...
I/O, I/O how well do you know about good or bad server and storage I/Os? By Greg Schulz How well do you know about good or bad server and storage I/Os? The best IO is one you do not have to do. What about all the cloud, virtual, software defined and legacy based applica...
Green and Virtual Data Center Links By Greg Schulz Green and Virtual IT Data Center Links Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facili...
Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer By Greg Schulz Green and Virtual Data Center Primer Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green ...
Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible By Greg Schulz Green and Virtual Data Center A Green and Virtual IT Data Center (e.g. an information factory) means an environment comprising: Habitat for technology or physical infrastruc...
January 2015 Server StorageIO Industry Trends Newsletter By Greg Schulz Volume 15, Iss...
Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions By Greg Schulz Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the...
Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - First impressions By Greg Schulz Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - First impressions This is the first of a two-part (part II here) series of my experiences (and impressions) using an Intel NUC ( a 4th generatio...
Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, it’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devicess (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks like they will, this could bring relief and rest for the over-work...
If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with related advanced approaches? When you hear RAID, what comes to mind? ...
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...
December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter By Greg Schulz December 2014 ...
Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas By Greg Schulz Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas This is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN)...
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...