Archive for the ‘Power and Cooling’ Category

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



August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015



Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates I attended the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara CA last week and not surprisingly there were many announcements about Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) along with related enabling technologies. Some of these announcements were component based intended for original equipment ...

Part II – Intel and Micron new 3D XPoint server and storage NVM

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Part II - Intel and Micron new 3D XPoint server and storage NVM This is the second of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part I here and Part III here. Is this 3D XPoint marketing, manufacturing or ...

Part III – 3D XPoint new server storage memory from Intel and Micron

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Part III - 3D XPoint new server storage memory from Intel and Micron This is the third of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part I here and Part II here. What is 3D XPoint and how does it ...

Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory (NVM) for servers and storage

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Intel and Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatile Memory (NVM) for servers and storage This is the first of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part II here and Part III here. In a webcast the other ...

Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes)

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes) It's that time of the year again for award season: The motion picture association Academy awards (e.g. the Oscars) The Grammys and other entertainment awards As well as Eric Siebert (aka @ericsiebert) vsphere-land.com top vblog Vsphere-land.com top vblog Eric has run for several years now ...

How to test your HDD, SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage fundamentals

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

How to test your HDD, SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage fundamentals Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article 4 Ways to Performance-Test Your New HDD or SSD that provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable ...

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties or dummies ;) This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best ...

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools This is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-one of this post here, along with ...

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center Primer Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green hype messaging or green washing and IT pain point issues including limits on availability or rising costs ...

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center A Green and Virtual IT Data Center (e.g. an information factory) means an environment comprising: Habitat for technology or physical infrastructure (e.g. physical data center, yours, co-lo, managed service or cloud) Power, cooling, communication networks, HVAC, smoke and fire suppression, physical security IT data information infrastructure (e.g. hardware, ...

Green and Virtual Data Center Links

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Updated 1/1/2017 Green and Virtual IT Data Center Links Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power ...