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February 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter Data Infrastructure Insights By Greg Schulz Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trend...
It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Some of these activities including real Olympic game events are heavier on sports appeal, so...
There is no such thing as an information recession however there the realities of economic challenges in IT data centers also known as information factories. Likewise, people and data are living longer with increased dependency on information being available and reliable when needed. ...
StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries By Greg Schulz StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent list...
Part III Until the focus expands to data protection - Taking action By Greg Schulz Part III - Until the focus expands to data protection - Taking action This is the thrid of a three-part series (read part II here) about how vendors are keeping backup alive, however what th...
Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive! By Greg Schulz Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive! This is the first of a three-part series discussing how and why vendors are keeping backup alive, read part two here. ...
IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone By Greg Schulz IT and data center sustainability convergence Recently Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief over at Data Center Acceleration (@DataAccelerate) reached out for a conversation about ...
Lenovo buys IBM's xSeries aka x86 server business, what about EMC? By Greg Schulz Lenovo buys IBM's xSeries x86 server business for $2.3B USD, what about EMC? Once again Lenovo is new owner of some IBM computer technology, this time by acquiring the x86 (e.g. xSeries) se...
Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage? Recently I did a piece over at the site Information Security Buzz title How Secure Is Your Data Storage? that takes a cursory look at securing your digital assets from a storage perspective. Keep in mind that data prot...
Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage? By Greg Schulz Securing your information assets and data, what about your storage? Recently I did a piece over at the site Information Security Buzz title How Secure Is Your Data Storage? that takes a c...
Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be used as a physical machine (PM) or VMware host (among other things). Now technically I k...
Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O’Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that’s a disclosure btw) an real soft cover print copy of Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hy...
Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others). Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find ou...
IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, its Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices’s (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks like t...
Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year! Looking back at 2013 I saw a continued trend of more vendors and their media public relations (PR) people reaching out...
Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along with its SAMBA implementation, however for this piece the context is Small Medium Business. A decade...
Blog post: Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO? Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along with its SAMBA ...
Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays 2013 from Server and StorageIO Ok, nuff said for now (for now ;)… Cheers Gs Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Net...
Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays 2013 from Server and StorageIO By Greg Schulz Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays 2013 from Server and StorageIO Ok, nuff said for now (for now ;)... Cheers Gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networkin...
Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered snow management tools and technologies Tiered hypervis...
November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. Fall (here in North America) has been busy wit...
November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter)...
XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details, insights and perspectives about EMC XtremIO and it’s generally availability that were announced today. XtremIO the basics All flash Solid State Device (SSD) base...
Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds By Greg Schulz XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details, insights and perspectives about EMC XtremIO and it’s generally...
EMC announces XtremIO General Availability (Part I) By Greg Schulz EMC announces XtremIO flash SSD General Availability EMC announced today the general availability (GA) if the all flash Solid State Device (SSD) XtremIO that they acquired a little over a year ago. Earli...
DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software By Greg Schulz DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software Some of you may recall back in 2006 (here and here) when Brocade bought a file management storage startup called NuVie...
Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements By Greg Schulz Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements I just received via Email the October Amazon Web Services (AWS) Newsletter in advance of the re:Invent event next week in Las Vegas (yes I wi...
Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the Fall 2013 (joint September and October) edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter...
Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD) By Greg Schulz Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud de...
Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? By Greg Schulz Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting d...
WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident By Greg Schulz WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup ven...
EMC New VNX MCx doing more storage I/O work vs. just being more By Greg Schulz It's not how much you have, its how storage I/O work gets done that matters Following last weeks VMworld event in San Francisco where among other announcements including this one around Virtu...
As with many things it depends, however how about some of these? Is more better for example (among others): Facebook likes Twitter followers or tweets (I'm @storageio btw) Google+ likes, follows and hangouts More smart phone apps LinkedIn connections People in your circle or co...
Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars By Greg Schulz Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars It is that time of the year again when StorageIO will be presenting a series of seminar workshops in the Netherlands pertaining to cloud, virtua...
With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements. VMware made a series of announcements today that set the stage for ma...
Care to help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? By Greg Schulz Blog post - Can you help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? Over the past week or so have had many email conversations with the Coraid marketing/public relations (PR) folks who want ...
Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com By Greg Schulz Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com The other day I was invited by Jeremy Reynolds and J.W. Aldershoff to be a guest on the Inaugural episode of their new SSD Show podcast (click here to...
Summer 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Summer 2013 News letter Welcome to the Summer 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. Welcome to the Summer 2013 (combined July and August) edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containin...
IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software By Greg Schulz IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software As I often say, the best server storage I/O or IOP is the one that you do not have to do. The second best storage I/O or IOP is the one with least imp...
Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software By Greg Schulz Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM's Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage ann...