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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 ...

What Does Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged (HCI) Mean to Storage I/O?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

What Does CI and HCI Mean to Storage I/O? Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption as part of data infrastructures. Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology ...

If Answer is NVMe, what are questions?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

If the Answer is NVMe, then what were and are the questions? Updated 2/24/17 If NVMe is the answer, then what were and are the various questions that should be asked? Some of the common questions include what is the difference between NVM and NVMe? Is NVMe only for servers, ...

January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Saturday, January 21st, 2017



SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics Updated 3/31/17 Will 2017 be there year of solid state device (SSD), all flash, or all Non-volatile memory (NVM) based storage data centers and data infrastructures? Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor looking at SSD trends, tips and related topics. SSDs ...

Cloud and Object storage are in your future, what are some questions?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Cloud and Object storage are in your future, what are some questions? IMHO there is no doubt that cloud and object storage are in your future, what are some questions? Granted, what type of cloud and object storage or service along with for work or entertainment are some questions. Likewise, what are your ...