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January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Volume 17, Issue I

Hello and welcome to first 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.

Now that we are past the holidays, year-end crunch, post new years activity including NFL football playoffs, its time to get back on track for the new year and new things.

There is a lot going on, in and around data infrastructure server, storage, and I/O networking connectivity from a hardware, software, and services perceptive. From consumer to small/medium business (SMB), enterprise to web scale and cloud managed service providers, physical to virtual, spanning structured database (aka “little data”) to unstructured big data and very big fast data, a lot is happening today.

Watch for more coverage involving data infrastructures as well as other related topics in future newsletters, at StorageIOblog.com as well as in different venues and events.

In This Issue

  • Commentary in the news
  • Tips and Articles
  • StorageIOblog posts
  • Events and Webinars
  • Industry Activity Trends
  • Resources and Links
  • Connect and Converse With Use
  • About Us
  • Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.

    Cheers GS

    Industry Activity Trends

    Recent Industry News and Activity includes:

    Broadcom buying Brocade for $5.5B USD (if you missed last fall)
    Cavium QLogic expands 10GbE connectivity for server and storage I/O
    HPE announces enhancements to flash-ready HPE StoreVirtual 3200
    HPE buying scaleable HCI vendor Simplivity for $650 million USD (Cash)
    LinBit and SUSE providing open source high availability (HA) solutions
    StorageCraft (data protection software) acquires Exablox (object storage)
    Teradata has launched their big data database on Azure


    StorageIOblog Posts

    Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:

    View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here


    StorageIO Commentary in the news

    Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.

    Via InfoStor: 10 Top Data Storage Applications
    Via InfoStor: Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends
    Via InfoStor: 10 Top Data Storage Applications
    Via InfoStor: SSD Trends, Tips and Topics
    Via HPE: Decision guide: Public cloud versus on-prem storage
    Via InfoStor: Six Ways to Boost Data Storage Performance

    View more Server, Storage and I/O trends and perspectives comments here


    StorageIO Tips and Articles

    Recent and past Server StorageIO articles appearing in different venues include:

    Via FutureReadyOEM:  When to implement ultra-dense storage
    Via InfoStor: Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends
    Via InfoStor: SSD Trends, Tips and Topics

    Check out these resources techniques, trends and tools. View more tips and articles here


    Events and Activities

    Recent and upcoming event activities.

    April 3-7, 2017 - Seminars - Dutch workshop seminar series - Nijkerk Netherlands

    March 15, 2017 - Webinar - SNIA/BrightTalk - HyperConverged (HCI) and Storage - 10AM PT

    January 26 2017 - Seminar - Presenting at Wipro SDx Summit London UK

    January 11, 2017 Webinar - Redmond Magazine
    Dell Software
    - Presenting - Tailor Your Backup Data Repositories to Fit Your Needs

    December 13 VMware webinar - vSAN, HCIBench, vSAN Observer and healthcheck

    December 7, 2016 11AM PT - BrightTalk Webinar: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

    See more webinars and activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.


    Server StorageIO Industry Resources and Links

    Useful links and pages:
    Microsoft TechNet - Various Microsoft related from Azure to Docker to Windows
    storageio.com/links - Various industry links (over 1,000 with more to be added soon)
    objectstoragecenter.com - Cloud and object storage topics, tips and news items
    OpenStack.org - Various OpenStack related items
    storageio.com/protect - Various data protection items and topics
    thenvmeplace.com - Focus on NVMe trends and technologies
    thessdplace.com - NVM and Solid State Disk topics, tips and techniques
    storageio.com/performance - Various server, storage and I/O benchmark and tools
    VMware Technical Network - Various VMware related items

    Ok, nuff said


    Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)
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    Greg Schulz is founder of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) Group, an IT industry analyst and consultancy firm. Greg has worked with various server operating systems along with storage and networking software tools, hardware and services. Greg has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and storage and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for various vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO.

    In addition to his analyst and consulting research duties, Schulz has published over a thousand articles, tips, reports and white papers and is a sought after popular speaker at events around the world. Greg is also author of the books Resilient Storage Network (Elsevier) and The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC). His blog is at www.storageioblog.com and he can also be found on twitter @storageio.