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Chelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with oth...
Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Architecture Resources Need to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft...
For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow. The other day following their formal announced, I received an summary update from Quantum pertaining to their recent Q1 Results (show later below). Various IT and Cloud Infrastructure Layers incl...
Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix WekaIO is a scale out software defined storage startup vendor whose solution is Matrix. This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different applic...
Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted? Think about this for a moment; do you assume that Information Technology (IT) and Cloud based data centers along with their associated Data Infrastructure supporting various applications will be accessible when needed. Like...
NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study sponsored by including the st...
Zombie Technology Life after Death Tape Is Still Alive A Zombie Technology is one declared dead yet has Life after Death such as Tape which is still alive. Image via StorageIO.com (licensed for use from Shutterstock.com) Tapes Evolving Role Sure we have heard for decade&rsquo...
Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, process...
Today Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type of processor,...
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) go into effect in a year on May 25 2018 are you ready? What Is GDPR If your initial response is that you are not in Europe and do not need to be concerned about GDPR you might want to step back and review that thought. W...
Microsoft Windows Server, Azure, Nano and life cycle Updates For those of you who have an interest in Microsoft Windows Server on-premise, on Azure, on Hyper-V or Nano life cycle here are some recently announced updates. Microsoft has announced updates to Windows Server Core and...
Part II Revisiting AWS S3 Storage Gateway (Test Drive Deployment) This Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway Revisited posts is a follow-up to the AWS Storage Gateway test drive and review I did a few years ago (thus why it's called revisited). As part of a two-part series, the ...
AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (how to avoid an install error) This Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway Revisited posts is a follow-up to the AWS Storage Gateway test drive and review I did a few years ago (thus why it's called revisited). As part of a two-part series, the f...
Top vBlog 2017 Voting Now Open It is that time of the year again when Eric Siebert (@ericsiebert) over at vSphere-land holds his annual Top vBlog (e.g. VMware and Virtualization related) voting (vote here until June 30, 2017). The annual Top vBlog event enables fans to vote for thei...
GDPR goes into effect May 25 2018 Are You Ready? The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) go into effect in a year on May 25 2018 are you ready? Why Become GDPR Aware Now if your initial response is that you are not in Europe and do not need to be concerned ...
Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell EMC World events ...
Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my ...
Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read pa...
Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID In case you missed it, Broadcom formerly known as Avago who bought the LSI adapter and RAID card business announced shipping new SAS, SATA and NVMe devices. While SAS and SATA are well established continuing to b...
A Story About Stadiums Along With Seismic Activity I find in my inbox several pitches a day for briefings, products, vendors, services, authors, books, blogs and other things to cover, write about or simply take their pitch and post it as is, or with some editing. Of course, there a...
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fifth of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part ...
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part...
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part ...
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the second of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located here, part I...
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the first of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing cost ...
Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel and NVMe SAN Updates Cisco announced today next generation MDS storage area networking (SAN) Fibre Channel (FC) switches with 32Gb, along with NVMe over FC support. Cisco Fibre Channel (FC) Directors (Left) and Switches (Right) Highlights of th...
Volume 17, Issue III Hello and welcome to the March 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. First a reminder world backup (and recovery) day is on March 31. Following up from the February Server StorageIO update newsletter that had a focus on data protection...
Preparing For World Backup Day 2017 Are You Prepared In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Friday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting your applications, data, information, configuration set...
In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!). For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data i...
Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage fundamentals page part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to support expanding and diverse application data demands. There ar...
Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. CI, CIB and HCI can...
Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network and associated tradecraft are your skills, experiences, insight as well as tricks of the trade, profession and job function (read more about what is a data infrastructure here). This is the first of a two-part series exploring data infrast...
Updated 3/7/2017 Cloud, Bulk, Object Storage Trends News Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage trends news page, part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to su...
Slilly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) Database Server I/O Podcast In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our ...
The other day VMware announced the 2017 list of vExperts which you can view here. Congratulations and welcome to all new and returning fellow vExperts for 2017. In its ninth year, it is an honor to now have been named a vExpert for eight consecutive years. Where To Learn ...