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Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell ...

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a ...

Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack ...

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 ...

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016 The following are some of the more popular viewed posts from StorageIOblog.com during 2016. Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench - Need to test, validate, compare, contrast or simply apply workload to file systems, NAS or other file-based ...

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 ...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What’s In The Bits and Bytes?

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What's In The Bits and Bytes? Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) was recently released (you can get the bits or software download here). Ubuntu is available in various distributions including as a server, workstation or desktop among others that can run bare metal on ...

Server StorageIO April 2016 Update Newsletter

Friday, April 29th, 2016



Part 2 – Which HDD for Content Applications – How and What To Test

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 2 - Which HDD for Content Applications - How and What To Test Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the second in a multi-part series (read part one here) based on a white paper ...

Part 3 – Which HDD for content applicaitons – Test Configuration

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 3 - Which HDD for content applications - Test Configuration Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the third in a multi-part series (read part two here) based on a white paper hands-on lab report ...

Part 4 – Which HDD for Content Applications – Database Workloads

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 4 - Which HDD for Content Applications - Database Workloads Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the fourth in a multi-part series (read part three here) based on a white paper hands-on lab report ...

Part 5 – Which HDD to use for a Content Applications – Large and Small Files

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 5 - Which HDD for Content Applications - Large and Small Files Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the fifth in a multi-part series (read part four here) based on a white paper hands-on ...

Part 6 – Which HDD for Content Applications – General I/O Performance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 6 - Which HDD for Content Applications - General I/O Performance Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the sixth in a multi-part series (read part five here) based on a white paper hands-on lab ...