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April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update

April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update

Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

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 viewed here (HTML and PDF).

In this issue themes include life beyond world backup day, focus on recovery, restoration and resiliency, as well as getting ready for GDPR. Also covered in this issue are themes of NVMe along with NVMe over Fabric (NVMeoF), Storage Class Memories (SCM) and related technologies covered in the March 2018 newsletter. Recent VMware public, private and hybrid cloud along with vSphere v6.7 are covered as well as other topics including:

Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure update newsletter.

Cheers GS

Server StorageIO Commentary in the news, tips and articles

Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.

Via SearchStorage: Comments on Dell EMC storage strategy talk buzzes Dell Tech World
Via GizModo: Comments Can a Loud Noise Really Bring Down a Data Center?
Via StateTech: Comments IT Ingenuity Lets State and Local Agencies Do More with Less
Via StateTech: Comments State and Local Agencies See Power in the VDI, HCI Combination
Via StateTech: Comments How Local Governments Can Meet the Demands of IoT Networking
Via IronMountain: Comments Hybrid cloud deployment demands a change in security mindset
Via IronMountain: Hybrid 4 3 2 1 Data Protection
Via IronMountain InfoGoto: The growing Trend of Secondary Data Storage
Via IronMountain InfoGoto: World Backup Day Best Practices For a Hybrid Approach
Via BizTech: Why Hybrid (SSD and HDD) Storage Might Be Fit for SMB environments

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

Server StorageIOblog Data Infrastructure Posts

Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update Summary
VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details
VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements
Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?
Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview
March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter
Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same
Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection
VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements
World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder
Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot
Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends
IT transformation Serverless Life Beyond DevOps Podcast
Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Topics Tools Techniques Technologies Tips
AWS Announces New S3 Cloud Storage Security Encryption Features
Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober
Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch

View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here

Events and Activities

Recent and upcoming event activities.

April 25, 2018 - Webinar - SDDC and Data Protection Discussion

April 24, 2018 - Webinar - AWS and on-site, on-premise hybrid data protection

March 27, 2018 - Webinar - Veeams Road to GDPR compliance The 5 Lessons Learned

Feb 28, 2018 - Webinar - Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

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

Data Infrastructure Server StorageIO Industry Resources and Links

Various useful links and resources:

Data Infrastructure Recommend Reading and watching list
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/downloads - Various presentations and other download material
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/converge - Various CI, HCI and related SDS topics
storageio.com/performance - Various server, storage and I/O benchmark and tools
VMware Technical Network - Various VMware related items

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What this all means and wrap-up

Data Infrastructures are what exist inside of physical and cloud data centers that in turn support applications that transform data into information. Clouds continue to be a popular topic as well as deployment platform for and of data infrastructures. VMware has made several announcements in support of their public, private and hybrid cloud environments. A fundamental role of data infrastructures is to protect, preserve, secure and serve information via server, storage, I/O network hardware, software as well as services.

Ok, nuff said, for now.


Greg Schulz - Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, VMware vExpert 2010-2018. Author of Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press), as well as Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press), Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and twitter @storageio. Courteous comments are welcome for consideration. First published on https://storageioblog.com any reproduction in whole, in part, with changes to content, without source attribution under title or without permission is forbidden.

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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.