Volume 16, Issue II
Hello and welcome to the February 2016 Server StorageIO update newsletter.
Even with an extra day during the month of February, there was a lot going on in a short amount of time. This included industry activity from servers to storage and I/O networking, hardware, software, services, mergers and acquisitions for cloud, virtual, containers and legacy environments. Check out the sampling of some of the various industry activities below.
Meanwhile, its now time for March Madness which also means metrics that matter and getting ready for World Backup Data on March 31st. Speaking of World Backup Day, check out the StorageIO events and activities page for a webinar on March 31st involving data protection as part of smart backups.
While your focus for March may be around brackets and other related themes, check out the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) white paper listed below that looks at NAND flash SSD failures at Facebook. Some of the takeaways involve the importance of cooling and thermal management for flash, as well as wear management and role of flash translation layer firmware along with controllers.
Also see the links to the Google White Paper on their request to the industry for a new type of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to store capacity data while SSD’s handle the IOP’s. The take away is that while Google uses a lot of flash SSD for high performance, low latency workloads, they also need to have a lot of high-capacity bulk storage that is more affordable on a cost per capacity basis. Google also makes several proposals and suggestions to the industry on what should and can be done on a go forward basis.
Backblaze also has a new report out on their 2015 HDD reliability and failure analysis which makes for an interesting read. One of the take away’s is that while there are newer, larger capacity 6TB and 8TB drives, Backblaze is leveraging the lower cost per capacity of 4TB drives that are also available in volume quantity.
Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter and watch for new tips, articles, StorageIO lab report reviews, blog posts, videos and podcast’s along with in the news commentary appearing soon.
In This Issue
Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:
View other recent as well as past blog posts here
Some new Products Technology Services Announcements (PTSA) include:
View other recent news and industry trends here
Various vendors (and service providers) you may not know or heard about recently.
Check out more vendors you may know, have heard of, or that are perhaps new on the Server StorageIO Industry Links page here (over 1,000 entries and growing).
EMCworld (Las Vegas) May 2-4, 2016
Interop (Las Vegas) May 4-6 2016
NAB (Las Vegas) April 19-20, 2016
March 31, 2016 Webinar (1PM ET) – Smart Backup and World Backup Day
February 25, 2016 Webinar (11AM PT) – Migrating to Hyper-V including from Vmware
February 24, 2016 Webinar (11AM ET) – How To Become a Data Protection Hero
February 23, 2016 Webinar (11AM PT) – Rethinking Data Protection
January 19, 2016 Webinar (9AM PT) – Solve Virtualization Performance Issues Like a Pro
See more webinars and other activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.
Check out these useful links and pages:
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