Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

April 21, 2019 – 1:39 pm
Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation SeminarsDriving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data.Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations April 30 in New York City, May 1 in Chicago and May 2 in Houston Amazon. At each of these three cities, I will be joined by experts from NetApp, Talon and AWS as we look at issues, trends and what can be done today (including hands on demos) driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. What The Seminars Are About These seminars look at how remove cost and complexity while boosting productivity for distributed sites with unstructured data and NAS file servers. The seminars ...

World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery

March 30, 2019 – 4:20 pm
World Backup Day Reminder Don't Be an April Fool Test Your Data RecoveryWorld Backup Day Reminder Don't Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery. March 31 is the annual world backup day to spotlight awareness around the importance of protecting your data and test your data recovery. The focus of world backup and recovery day spans from the largest enterprise and cloud service providers (e.g., super scalars) to the smallest SMB, SOHO, ROBO and home consumers (including your photos) or other valuable items. Granted the technology, tools, techniques, trends will differ with a scope as well as scale. However, the fundamental data protection approaches apply to all. That is, having multiple copies of different points in time spread across separate storage (systems, servers, devices, media, cloud services) as well as offsite (and off-line).Why The Need For Data Protection And Recovery Data Protection encompasses ...

Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments Webinar

March 11, 2019 – 3:18 pm
Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments WebinarJoin me on Thursday March 14th 11AM PT when I host a webinar with topic Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments. This is free webinar (will also be available for replay) sponsored by Veeam, produced by Redmond Magazine where I will be joined by Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam Software for an interactive engaging discussion. Our discussion including questions for attendees will look at how IT landscapes are evolving, hybrid and multi-cloud have become the new normal and what can be done to protect, preserve, secure and serve data spread across on-prem and different public clouds. Topics will include what to do today to prepare for tomorrow, minimizing risk of hybrid environments, changing environments along with their requirements, identify strategies for sound data management, data protection including backup ...

Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies

February 25, 2019 – 6:17 pm
Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight StrategiesAnnouncing my new book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies published via Auerbach/CRC Press is now available via CRC Press and Amazon.com among other global venues. My Fifth Solo Book Project - Data Infrastructure Management Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies (e.g. the white book) is my fifth solo published book in addition to several other collaborative works. Given its title, the focus of this new book is around Data Infrastructures, the tools, technologies, techniques, trends including hardware, software, services, people, policies inside data centers that get defined to support business and application services delivery. The book (ISBN 9781138486423) is soft covered (also electronic kindle versions available) with 250 pages, over a 100 figures, tables, tips and examples. You can explore the contents via Google Books here.Stack of my solo books with common theme around Data Infrastructure topicsData Infrastructure Management - Insight and Strategies e.g. ...

Happy Holidays 2018 From Server StorageIO

December 24, 2018 – 12:16 pm
Happy Holidays 2018 From Server StorageIO and Pictures Over StillwaterSeasons Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2018 From Server StorageIO and Pictures Over Stillwater. Some of you may be familiar with our IT Data Infrastructure (cloud, converged, container, server, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, data protection) related site Server StorageIO also known as StorageIO(tm) along with its StorageIOblog companion. Others might know about our new companion site Pictures Over Stillwater (FAA & MNDoT Aviation licensed commercial drone based aerial photography and videography). Some of you might even know us for our other companion site Karen of Arcola, all of which are part of the UnlimitedIO LLC family. Regardless of which you may know us from or for, or even if a first time visitor, we wish you seasons greetings, happy holidays whatever if your choice to celebrate as well as safe, prosperous new yearsDowntown Stillwater Lights via www.picturesoverstillwater.comOld Washington County Courthouse ...

Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars

November 5, 2018 – 1:39 pm
Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making SeminarsFall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars. There is still time to register for the fall 2018 Dutch data infrastructure industry trends decision-making seminars November 27th and 28th. The workshops are being organized by Brouwer Storage Consultancy of Holland and will be held in Nijkerk. On Tuesday, November 27th, there will be an advanced education workshop seminar covering data infrastructure industry trends and technology update presented by myself. On Wednesday, November 28th, there will be a deeper dive workgroup seminar session addressing data infrastructure related strategy, planning, and decision-making. Data Infrastructures Industry Trends November 27 Whats New, Whats the buzz, what you need to know about, From Speeds and Feeds, Slots and Watts to Whos doing what, from interesting to What's relevant for your environment. This one-day seminar is a new and improved version of the popular speeds ...

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech

October 31, 2018 – 6:53 pm
Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions #blogtobertechData Box Disk Test Drive Impressions is the last of a four-post series looking at Microsoft Azure Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review. Overall, I liked the Azure Data Box experience along with a range of options to select the best fit solution for my needs. A common trend among the major cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google is that one size fits all approach solution does not meet different customer needs. The only things that I did not like about and would like to see improved with Azure Data Box are two items one at the beginning, the other at the end of the process. Granted with Data Box Disks still in preview, there is time ...

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech

October 31, 2018 – 6:53 pm
Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive #blogtobertechMicrosoft Azure Data Box Test Drive is part three of four series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates,  Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Getting Started The workflow for using Data Box involves selecting with the type of Data Box to use via the Microsoft Azure portal (here), or Data Box Family page (here).Getting Started via the Microsoft Azure Data Box Family Page image via Microsoft.com First step of ordering a Data Box is to specify your Azure subscription, type of operation (e.g., import data into Azure, or export out), source country/region and destination Azure region.Selecting Data Box from Azure PortalThe next step is to determine what type of Data Box, in this test I choose 40 TB Data Box Disks. Make a note of fees to avoid any ...

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech

October 31, 2018 – 6:52 pm
Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertechMicrosoft Azure Data Box Family is part two of a four-part series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Microsoft Azure Data Box Overview Microsoft has several Data Box solutions available or in the preview to meet various customer needs. These include both online as well as offline solutions that include hardware (except Data Box Gateway), software tools and cloud services. Data Box Online Microsoft has two online Data Box offerings that provide real-time access of Azure cloud storage resources from on-prem including remote, edge locations. The online Data Box solutions include Edge and Gateway both with local on-prem storage. Data Box Edge image via Microsoft.com Data Box Edge (Preview) Currently, in preview, Data Box Edge is a 1U appliance that combines hardware along with software resources for ...

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech

October 31, 2018 – 6:48 pm
Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates - #blogtobertechMicrosoft announced Azure Data Box is the first in a series of four posts looking at Data Box including a test drive experience. View Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions.Microsoft Azure Data Box Family Page image via Microsoft.com At Ignite in Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, which means its time for a test drive and review. Microsoft has several Data Box solutions available or in the preview to meet various customer needs. These include both online as well as offline solutions that include hardware (except Data Box Gateway), software tools and cloud services. In general, Data Box enables bulk movement and migration of data from on-prem environments to Azure cloud storage including blobs (e.g., objects) and files (e.g., NAS accessible) resources. Whats The Need for ...

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

October 17, 2018 – 3:20 pm
Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertechThe following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model. This new report looks at Distributed File Server and Consolidated Cloud Storage Economic Comparison with a fundamental economic comparison model for remote (on-prem) distributed file-servers and cloud storage consolidation decision-making. IT data infrastructure resource (servers, storage, I/O network, hardware, software, services) decision-making involves evaluating and comparing technical attributes (speeds, feeds, features) of a solution or service. Another aspect of data infrastructure resource decision-making involves assessing how a solution or service will support and enable a given application workload from a Performance, Availability, Capacity, and Economic (PACE) perspective.Keep in mind that all application workloads have some amount of PACE resource requirements that may be high, low or various permutations. Performance, Availability (including data protection along with security) as well as Capacity ...

Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech

October 17, 2018 – 3:20 pm
Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertechNot Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update. Musician Phil Collins has an excellent name for his current tour Not Dead Yet which is a reminder that he is still alive and performing, at least one more time. With Halloween just around the corner, it is that time of the year to revisit zombie technology, those technologies, tools, techniques, trends that are declared dead yet still alive.IT Zombie Technology Declared Dead Not Dead Yet With a concert tour named Not Dead Yet, that sets the stage for this post which is about IT Zombie Technology and in particular data infrastructure related technology, tools, trends and related topics that have been declared dead by some people, yet are still alive. Not only are these tools and techniques being used, but they are also being ...

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

October 9, 2018 – 10:13 pm
Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertechThe following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, storage, I/O network resources to support growth while boosting productivity. In other words, when measured on a cost per unit of work done or service enabled, there should be an improvement. On the other hand, cost cutting can be measured by an actual reduction in spending, for example, consolidating multiple applications to a lower cost compute instance running at higher utilization. The caveat is that while the spend may be reduced, is the corresponding level of service or application and user productivity negatively impacted? Other examples are a hybrid of removing complexity and cost, as well as ...

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech

October 9, 2018 – 10:11 pm
How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertechHow I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service is an example of reducing cloud costs as opposed to merely cutting cloud costs. What this means is that instead of just cutting my cloud storage costs with a focus on how much I could save, I wanted to remove some costs while also storing more data without compromise. For example, since making the changes, storage capacity usage has almost doubled, yet prices are remaining 37% lower from two years ago before the changes were made. How I saved money storing more data on aws s3? Without adding any context, the typical reaction might be that I saved money storing more data on (or in) AWS S3 as opposed to locally on-site (on-prem). Another typical response would be that I moved all ...