Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar

February 15, 2018 – 1:27 pm
Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. Feb. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and Hyper-V software defined data center (SDDC) based applications need always on availability and access to data which means enabling cloud based data protection (including backup/recovery) for seamless disaster recovery (DR), business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR) and high availability (HA). Key to an always on, available and accessible environment is having robust  RTO and RPO aligned to your application workload needs. In other words, time for data protection to work for you and your applications instead of you working for it (e.g. the data protection tools and technologies). This free data protection webinar (registration required) sponsored by KeepItSafe produced by Virtualization & Cloud ...

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder

February 11, 2018 – 9:10 am
World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It's that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting your applications, data, information, configuration settings as well as data infrastructures. While the emphasis is on Backup, that also means recovery as well as testing to make sure everything is working properly. Its time that the focus of world backup day should expand from just a focus on backup to also broader data protection and things that start with R. Some data protection (and backup) related things, tools, tradecraft techniques, technologies and trends that start with R include readiness, recovery, reconstruct, restore, restart, resume, replication, rollback, roll forward, RAID and erasure codes, resiliency, recovery time objective ...

Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot

February 2, 2018 – 1:57 pm
Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slot Need to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed to connect an Intel Optane NVMe 900P U.2 SFF 8639 drive form factor SSD into one of my servers using an available PCIe slot. The solution I used was an carrier adapter card such as those from Ableconn (PEXU2-132 NVMe 2.5-inch U.2 [SFF-8639] via Amazon.com among other global venues. Top Intel 750 NVMe PCIe AiC SSD, bottom Intel Optane NVMe 900P U.2 SSD with Ableconn carrier The above image shows top an Intel 750 NVMe PCIe Add in Card (AiC) SSD and on the bottom an Intel Optane NVMe 900P 280GB U.2 (SFF 8639) drive form factor SSD mounted on an Ableconn ...

Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends

January 25, 2018 – 11:13 pm
Data Infrastructure Resource Links Server Storage I/O Network By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com January 25, 2018 Various data infrastructure resource links. The following are a collection of server storageioblog data infrastructure resource links. Where to learn more politics and storage or storage in an election year v2008 sherwood becomes atrato updated look and feel chargeback for storage beware of announcements on april 1st im leaving on a jet plane links to upcoming and recent webcasts and videocasts off to snw in dallas for the day poll whats your take on windows 7 update energy star for server workshop emc and cisco acadia vce what does it mean moving beyond the benchmark brouhaha snw spring 2008 audio and podcasts presentation downloads from storage decisions new york 2008 us epa energy star for servers wants to hear from you upcoming event industry trends and perspective european seminar could huawei buy brocade back from fall 2008 snw in dallas another storageio appearance on storage monkeys infosmack atrato part deux updated look and feel part deux summer dog days my how ...

How to Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash Storage Solutions

January 10, 2018 – 1:39 pm
Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash Solutions Updated 1/21/2018 How to Achieve Flexible flash data protection and Availability with All-Flash Storage Solutions Interactive webinar discussion (not death by power point or Ui Gui product demo ;) pertaining flash data protection ) Tuesday January 30 2018 11AM PT / 2PM ET Via Redmond Magazine (Free with registration) Everything is not the same across different organizations, environments, application workloads and the data infrastructures that support them. Fast application and workloads need fast protection, restoration, and resumption as well as fast flash storage. This applies across legacy, software-defined, virtual, container, cloud, hybrid, converged and HCI among other environments. Join me along with representatives from Pure Storage along with Veeam for this interactive discussion as we explore how to boost the performance, availability, capacity, and economics (PACE) of your applications along with the data infrastructures that support them. How all-flash storage enables faster protection and restoration ...

2017 Holiday Seasons Greetings From Server StorageIO

December 23, 2017 – 9:09 am
2017 Holiday Seasons Greetings Greetings from Server StorageIO wishing you, your data infrastructures as well as friends and family's all the best for a safe, merry happy 2017 holiday season. Btw, if you have not done so lately, check out storageio.tv to view various videos, podcasts and images. Some of the storageio.tv content is data infrastructure technology, tools, technique, tradecraft and trends related. Also on storageio.tv are fun content including views from the drone as well as cooking (food and recipes) among other items. Ok, nuff said, for now. Cheers Gs Greg Schulz - Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, VMware vExpert 2010-2017 (vSAN and vCloud). Author of Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press), as well as Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press), Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and twitter @storageio. Courteous comments are welcome for consideration. First published on ...

November 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

December 7, 2017 – 11:12 pm

IT transformation Serverless Life Beyond DevOps with New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell Podcast

November 30, 2017 – 8:36 pm
IT transformation Serverless Life Beyond DevOps with New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell Podcast By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 30, 2017 In this Server StorageIO podcast episode New York Times CTO / CIO Nick Rockwell (@nicksrockwell) joins me for a conversation discussing Digital, Business and IT transformation, Serverless Life Beyond DevOps and related topics. In our conversation we discuss challenges with metrics, understanding value vs. cost particular for software, Nicks perspective as both a CIO and CTO of the New York Times, importance of IT being involved and understanding the business vs. just being technology focused. We also discuss the bigger broader opportunity of serverless (aka micro services, containers) life beyond DevOps and how higher level business logic developers can benefit from the technology instead of just a DevOps for infrastructure focus. Buzzwords, buzz terms and themes include datacenter technologies, NY Times, data infrastructure, management, trends, metrics, digital transformation, tradecraft skills, ...

Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Topics Tools Techniques Technologies Tips

November 26, 2017 – 6:53 pm
Data Protection Fundamental Topics Tools Techniques Technologies Tips Update 1/16/2018 Data protection fundamental ompanion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part I of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). The focus of this series is around data protection fundamental topics including Data Infrastructure Services: Availability, RAS, RAID and Erasure Codes (including LRC) ( Chapter 9), Data Infrastructure Services: Availability, Recovery Point ( Chapter 10). Additional Data Protection related chapters include Storage Mediums and ...

Data Protection Diaries Reliability, Availability, Serviceability RAS Fundamentals

November 26, 2017 – 6:53 pm
Reliability, Availability, Serviceability RAS Fundamentals Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). Click here to view the previous post Part 1 Data Infrastructure Data Protection Fundamentals, and click here to view the next post Part 3 Data Protection Access Availability RAID Erasure Codes (EC) including LRC. Post in the series includes excerpts from Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) pertaining to data protection for legacy ...

Data Protection Diaries Access Availability RAID Erasure Codes LRC Deep Dive

November 26, 2017 – 6:53 pm
Access Availability RAID Erasure Codes including LRC Deep Dive Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). Click here to view the previous post Part 2 Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) Data Protection Fundamentals, and click here to view the next post Part 4 Data Protection Recovery Points (Archive, Backup, Snapshots, Versions). Post in the series includes excerpts from Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) pertaining to data protection for ...

Data Protection Fundamentals Recovery Points (Backup, Snapshots, Versions)

November 26, 2017 – 6:52 pm
Enabling Recovery Points (Backup, Snapshots, Versions) Updated 1/7/18 Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part 4 of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). Click here to view the previous post Part 3 Data Protection Access Availability RAID Erasure Codes (EC) including LRC, and click here to view the next post Part 5 Point In Time Data Protection Granularity Points of Interest. Post in the series includes excerpts from Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) ...

Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Point In Time Granularity Points of Interest

November 26, 2017 – 6:52 pm
Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Point In Time Granularity Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part 5 of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). Click here to view the previous post Part 4 Data Protection Recovery Points (Archive, Backup, Snapshots, Versions), and click here to view the next post Part 6 Data Protection Security Logical Physical Software Defined. Post in the series includes excerpts from Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) pertaining to data ...

Data Infrastructure Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Security Logical Physical

November 26, 2017 – 6:52 pm
Data Infrastructure Data Protection Security Logical Physical Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017) By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is Part 6 of a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools topics techniques terms technologies trends tradecraft tips as a follow-up to my Data Protection Diaries series, as well as a companion to my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Server Storage I/O Fundamental tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). Click here to view the previous post Part 5 - Point In Time Data Protection Granularity Points of Interest, and click here to view the next post Part 7 - Data Protection Tools, Technologies, Toolbox, Buzzword Bingo Trends. Post in the series includes excerpts from Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) pertaining ...