Archive for the ‘review’ Category

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 ...

Part 7 – HDDs for Content Applicaitons – HDDs continue to evolve

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 7 - HDDs for Content Applications - HDD's continue to evolve 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 seventh and final post in this multi-part series (read part six here) based on a white ...

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures For those who are into, or simply like to talk about software defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? If ...

Server StorageIO October 2015 Update Newsletter

Thursday, October 29th, 2015



August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015



Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion ...

July 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

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VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may already being using VMware vSphere, vRealize and other software defined data center (SDDC) aka Virtual Server Infrastructure ...

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

S3motion Buckets Containers Objects AWS S3 Cloud and EMCcode It's springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buckets, Containers, Objects, AWS S3, Cloud and Object Storage, node.js, EMCcode and open source among other related topics which are available ...

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 ...

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes – First impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - First impressions This is the first of a two-part (part II here) series of my experiences (and impressions) using an Intel NUC ( a 4th generation model) for various things about cloud, virtual, physical and software defined server storage I/O networking. The ...

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes – Second impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets ...

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140 Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used ...