Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Recently I was in Europe for a couple of weeks including stops at Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe in Frankfurt, StorageExpo Holland, Ceph Day in Amsterdam (object and cloud storage), and Nijkerk where I delivered two separate 2 day, and a single 1 day seminar. At the recent StorageExpo Holland event in Utrecht, I ...

Is SSD only for performance?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Normally solid state devices (SSD) including non-persistent DRAM, and persistent nand flash are thought of in the context of performance including bandwidth or throughput, response time or latency, and IOPS or transactions. However there is another role where SSD are commonly used where the primary focus is not performance. ...

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

StorageIO going Dutch and Deutsch fall 2012

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Following a busy spring and summer schedule, the fall 2012 StorageIO out and about activities are underway including events on both the European and North American continents. In addition to in person events, there are also some virtual activities including live and recorded video and audio sessions, ...

Cloud, virtualization, storage and networking in an election year

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

My how time flies, seems like just yesterday (back in 2008) that I did a piece titled Politics and Storage, or, storage in an election year V2.008 and if you are not aware, it is 2012 and thus an election year in the U.S. as well as in many other ...

Over 1,000 entries now on the StorageIO industry links page

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page (click here to learn more about it). The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade groups, part and solution suppliers ...

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washing

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washing Keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over ...

Give HP storage some love and short strokin

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Following up from my last post over at InfoStor about metrics that matter, here is a link to a new piece that I did on storage vendors benchmarking and related topics. This new post looked at an storage performance council (SPC1) benchmark that HP did with their ...

EPA Energy Star for data center storage draft 3 specification

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are not familiar with the EPA Energy ...

NetApp on rough ground, or a diamond in the rough?

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

In case you missed it, NetApp announced their most recent quarterly earnings a few weeks ago which in themselves were not bad. However what some of their competition jumping up and down for joy while others are scratching their heads is the forward-looking guidance given by NetApp. NetApp can be seen ...

Green IT deferral blamed on economic recession might be result of green gap

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I recently saw a comment somewhere that talked about Green IT being deferred or set aside due to lack of funding because of ongoing global economic turmoil. For those who see Green IT in the context of the green washing efforts that requiring spending to gain some benefits that I ...

How much SSD do you need vs. want?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I have been getting asked by IT customers, VAR's and even vendors how much solid state device (SSD) storage is needed or should be installed to address IO performance needs to which my standard answer is it depends. I also am also being asked if there is rule of thumb (RUT) ...

Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Spring (May) 2012 News letter Welcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition. You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web ...

Various cloud, virtualization, server, storage I/O poll’s

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The following are a collection of on-going industry trends and perspectives poll's pertaining to server, storage, IO, networking, cloud, virtualization, data protection (backup, archive, BC and DR) among other related themes and topics. In addition to those listed below, check out the comments section where additional poll's are added over ...