Archive for the ‘Data and Information Management’ Category

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-Waste

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-Waste With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic waste (e-waste). For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following are five tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste and ...

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload running in the background for ...

RIP Windows SIS (Single Instance Storage), or at least in Server 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

RIP Windows SIS, or at least in Server 2016 I received as a Microsoft MVP a partner communication today from Microsoft of a heads up as well as pass on to others that Single Instance Storage (SIS) has been removed from Windows Server 2016 (Read the Microsoft Announcement here, or below). ...

Server StorageIO October 2015 Update Newsletter

Thursday, October 29th, 2015



Dude, Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Dude, Dell is Getting (Buying) an EMC and VMware Deal Some of you might remember the marketing campaign "Dude you're getting a Dell" to show somebody buying a Dell computer. Today, Dell as in Michael Dell and his corporation Dell along with partner Silver Lake investment announced a $67B USD deal ...

Server StorageIO September 2015 Update Newsletter

Monday, September 28th, 2015



PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirements

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Updated 10/8/15 PACE your Server Storage I/O decision-making, it's about application requirements Regardless of if you are looking for physical, software defined virtual, cloud or container storage, block, file or object, primary, secondary or protection copies, standalone, converged, hyper-converged, cluster in a box or other forms of storage and packaging, when ...

August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015



Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following are two examples. Being a customer of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure (among others), I receive monthly news updates ...

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion ...

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may already being using VMware vSphere, vRealize and other software defined data center (SDDC) aka Virtual Server Infrastructure ...

Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Modernizing Data Protection = Using new and old things in new ways This is part of an ongoing series of posts that part of www.storageioblog.com/data-protection-diaries-main/ on data protection including archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BC), data footprint reduction (DFR), disaster recovery (DR), High Availability (HA) along with related themes, ...

April 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information Recently I was invited to be a guest on the podcast Data Protection Gumbo hosted by Demetrius Malbrough (@dmalbrough). ...