Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

StorageIO Out and About Update – VMworld 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014

StorageIO Out and About Update - VMworld 2014 Here is a quick video montage or mash-up if you prefer that Cory Peden (aka the Server and StorageIO Intern @Studentof_IT) put together using some video that recorded while at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. In this YouTube video we ...

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends I often get asked, or, told that computer data storage is complex with so many options to choose from, apples to oranges comparison among other things. On a recent trip to Europe while being interviewed by a Dutch journalist in Nijkerk Holland at a Brouwer ...

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, its Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices's (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks ...

Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays 2013 from Server and StorageIO

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays 2013 from Server and StorageIO Ok, nuff said for now (for now ;)... Cheers Gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) twitter @storageio All Comments, (C) and (TM) belong to their ...

Morning Summer Storms Walking Through The Midwest

Friday, June 21st, 2013

It is June 21st which means closet enough to Summer solstice to say it's also Summer here in Minnesota. Being Prepared Summers in Minnesota also means severe thunderstorms with lightning, strong winds and heavy rain along with hail, sometimes even tornadoes or straight line winds. When those occur it is also ...

How a pressure cooker should be used for good things

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

How a pressure cooker should be used for good things First, let me say condolences to those and their families that were killed and/or injured in the tragic terrorist act at the Boston marathon bombings this past week. Second, let me say thank you and congratulations to all of ...

Introducing Josh Apter and the Padcaster from NAB 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

I am surprised nobody has figured out how to use the term valueware to describe their hardware, software or services solutions, particular around cloud, big data, little data, converged solution stacks or bundles, virtualization and related themes. Cloud and virtualization building blocks transformed into Valueware Note that I'm referring ...

Predictions, did Mayans have it right, or did we read it wrong?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

It is late in the day December 12, 2012 and best I can tell, we are still here, and for some, by time you read this it will be a few days or weeks later which means that either the Mayan calendar had it wrong, or we misinterpret it. Some ...

Garbage data in, garbage information out, big data or big garbage?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Do you know the computer technology saying, garbage data in results in garbage information out? In other words even with the best algorithms and hardware, bad, junk or garbage data put in results in garbage information delivered. Of course, you might have data analysis and cleaning software to ...

Ben Woo on Big Data Buzzword Bingo and Business Benefits

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Ceph Day in Amsterdam and Sage Weil on Object Storage

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a ...

Networking with Bruce Ravid and Bruce Rave

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Now also available via This is the eighth (here is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California. In this episode, my co-host Bruce ...