Archive for the ‘Storage and Storage Management Tools’ Category

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, ...

Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview (Its Whats Inside The Data Center)

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role of data infrastructures is to provide a platform environment for applications and data that is resilient, flexible, scalable, agile, efficient as ...

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 2/23/17 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 ...

Overview Review of Microsoft ReFS (Reliable File System) and resource links

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

This is an overview review of Microsoft ReFS (Resilient File System) along with some resource links. ReFS is part of some Windows operating system platforms including Server 2016. Some context here is that review can mean an in-depth deep dive product or technology review, while another meaning is to simply to ...

September and October 2016 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Volume 16, Issue IX Hello and welcome to this September and October 2016 Server StorageIO update newsletter. In This Issue Commentary in the news Tips and Articles StorageIOblog posts Events and Webinars ...

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. December 7, 2016 - Webinar 11AM PT - ...

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Updated 12/8/16 In case you had not heard, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA, also known as Release To Manufacturing (RTM) ) of the newest version of its Windows server operating system aka Windows Server 2016 along with System Center 2016. Note ...

The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision Making

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision Making Join me and Virtual Instruments CTO John Gentry on October 27, 2016 for a free webinar (registration required) titled The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision Making with Virtual Instruments. In this webinar, John and me will discuss the ...

EMC is now Dell EMC, part of Dell Technologies and other server storage Updates

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

EMC is now Dell EMC and other server storage Updates In case you missed it or did not hear, EMC is now Dell EMC and is future ready (one of their new tag lines). What this means is that EMC is no longer a publicly traded company instead now being privately ...

Back To Software Defined Data Infrastructure School, Webinar and Fall 2016 events

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events Its September and that means back to school time, and not just for the kids. Here is the preliminary Server StorageIO fall 2016 back to school, webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged ...

Server StorageIO August 2016 Update Newsletter

Sunday, August 28th, 2016



Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Windows Server, get ready for Windows Server 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Happy 20th Birthday Windows Server, ready for Server 2016? In case you have not heard, Microsoft is celebrating the 20th birthday (or anniversary) of Windows Server. Microsoft has a nice site with info graphics and timelines of where Windows Server has been and accomplished over the past 20 years (view here). Some ...

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) with Intel 750 among others

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) If you are or have talked the Non Volatile Memory (NVM) and NVM Express (NVMe) flash SSD talk, however have not yet done the walk, there are some good opportunities to do so. One example how to start walking ...