Volume 17, Issue V
Hello and welcome to the May 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.
Summer officially here in the northern hemisphere is still a few weeks away, however for all practical purposes it has arrived. What this means is that in addition to normal workplace activities and projects, there are plenty of outdoor things (as well as distractions) to attend to.
Over the past several months I have mentioned a new book that is due out this summer and which means it’s getting close to announcement time. The new book title is Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC PRess/Taylor Francis/Auerbach) that you can learn more about here (with more details being added soon). A common question is will there be electronic versions of the book and the answer is yes (more on this in future newsletter).
Another common question is what is it about, what is a data infrastructure (see this post) and what is tradecraft (see this post). Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills.
Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Essentials provides fundamental coverage of physical, cloud, converged, and virtual server storage I/O networking technologies, trends, tools, techniques, and tradecraft skills. From webscale, software-defined, containers, database, key-value store, cloud, and enterprise to small or medium-size business, the book is filled with techniques, and tips to help develop or refine your server storage I/O hardware, software, and services skills. Whether you are new to data infrastructures or a seasoned pro, you will find this comprehensive reference indispensable for gaining as well as expanding experience with technologies, tools, techniques, and trends.
Watch for more news and insight about my new book Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials soon. In the meantime, check out the various items below in this edition of the Server StorageIO Update.
In This Issue
Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.
Some recent Industry Activities, Trends, News and Announcements include:
Flackbox.com has some new independent (non NetApp produced) learning resources including NetApp simulator eBook and MetroCluster tutorial. Over in the Microsoft world, Thomas Maurer has a good piece about Windows Server build 2017 and all about containers. Microsoft also announced SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 is now available. Meanwhile here are some my experiences and thoughts from test driving Microsoft Azure Stack.
Speaking of NetApp among other announcements they released a new version of their StorageGrid object storage software. NVMe activity in the industry (and at customer sites) continues to increase with Cavium Qlogic NVMe over Fabric news, along with Broadcom recent NVMe RAID announcements. Keep in mind that if the answer is NVMe, than what are the questions.
Here is a good summary of the recent OpenStack Boston Summit. Storpool did a momentum announcement which for those of you into software defined storage, add Storpool to your watch list. On the VMware front, check out this vSAN 6.6 demo (video) of stretched cluster via Yellow Bricks.
Check out other industry news, comments, trends perspectives here.
Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:
View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here
Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: What to Do with Legacy Assets in a Flash Storage World
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: Where All-Flash Storage Makes No Sense
Via Bitpipe: Changing With the Times – Protecting VMs(PDF)
Via FedTech: Storage Strategies: Agencies Optimize Data Centers by Focusing on Storage
Via SearchCloudStorage: Dell EMC cloud storage strategy needs to cut through fog
Via SearchStorage: Microsemi upgrades controllers based on HPE technology
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: 8 Data Machine Learning and AI Storage Tips
Via SiliconAngle: Dell EMC announces hybrid cloud platform for Azure Stack
View more Server, Storage and I/O trends and perspectives comments here
Recent and upcoming event activities.
Sep. 13-15, 2017 – Fujifilm IT Executive Summit – Seattle WA
August 28-30, 2017 – VMworld – Las Vegas
Jully 22, 2017 – TBA
June 22, 2017 – Webinar – GDPR and Microsoft Environments
May 11, 2017 – Webinar – Email Archiving, Compliance and Ransomware
See more webinars and activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.
Useful links and pages:
Ok, nuff said, for now.
Greg Schulz – Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, VMware vExpert (and vSAN). Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press), Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and twitter @storageio. Watch for the spring 2017 release of his new book "Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials" (CRC Press).
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