Archive for the ‘Performance and Capacity’ Category

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel NVMe SAN Updates

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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 the Cisco announcement include: MDS 9700 48 port 32Gbps FC ...

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, ...

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 ...

Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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 data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, ...

February 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Sunday, February 26th, 2017



Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends http://storageioblog.com/data-infrastructure-server-storage-io-tradecraft-trends 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 ...

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview 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 ...

Server StorageIO IT Data Infrastructure Industry Links A to E

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (A to E) Updated 2/23/17 Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing. You may ...

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links F to J

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (F to J) Updated 4/7/17 Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing. You may ...

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links P to T

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (P to T) Updated 4/7/17 Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing. You may ...

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links U to Z

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (U to Z) Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing. You may encounter ...

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 ...