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Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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 part one here that provides a ...

Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack ...

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the first of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN v6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the second of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (reducing costs complexity)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (Reducing costs complexity) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds ...

March 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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 this edition includes some additional posts, ...

Preparing For World Backup Day 2017 Are You Prepared

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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 settings as well as ...

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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 infrastructure, server and ...

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview Updated: 6/5/17 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 be complete data infrastructure for smaller environments, or ...

HPE Continues Buying Into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g. no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at. As ...

Six plus data center software defined management dashboards

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Software defined data infrastructure management insight tools Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six different datacenter technologies, dashboard solutions tools were instead of finding list ...

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Did you want a side of SLBS with your software or hardware FUD? Did you want a side of SLBS (serverless BS) with your software or hardware FUD? A few years ago a popular industry buzzword term theme included server less and hardware less. It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) ...

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016 The following are some of the more popular viewed posts from StorageIOblog.com during 2016. Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench - Need to test, validate, compare, contrast or simply apply workload to file systems, NAS or other file-based ...