Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

Various cloud, virtualization, server, storage I/O poll’s

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The following are a collection of on-going industry trends and perspectives poll's pertaining to server, storage, IO, networking, cloud, virtualization, data protection (backup, archive, BC and DR) among other related themes and topics. In addition to those listed below, check out the comments section where additional poll's are added over ...

Congratulations to new and returning 2012 VMware vExperts

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A quick note of congratulations to all the new as well as too my fellow returning 2012 VMware vExperts from around the world. Here is a link listing the 2012 VMware vExperts including how you can follow them on twitter if you are interested in virtualization, cloud, data and storage networking ...

IT Optimization, efficiency, convergence and cloud conversations from SNW

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Recently I did a presentation titled backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving (hmm, I think I know of a book with the same title) at the spring 2012 SNW in Dallas. My presentation was on the first morning of the session as I needed to be ...

Going dutch and other Spring 2012 StorageIO activities

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Spring 2012 StorageIO traveling out and about events are underway with activities already having occurred in New York City along with several online live and recorded web casts that you can find here and backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving. Other upcoming events and traveling to ...

Are social media and networking a waste of time?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Are social media and networking including twitter, blogs, google+ and linkedin among other venues and mediums a waste of time or only for those who have nothing else to do? As with most things, the answer is it probably depends. However IMHO the answer is NO, social media and networking ...

Some alternative and fun Cloud API meanings

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Hearing different discussions about APIs in general and cloud in particular got me thinking, besides the usual Application Programming Interface meaning, what other options exists including those to have some fun with. How about some of these among others to have some fun and take a quick break from the ...

Cloud and travel fun

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Warning if you are a cloud purist who does not take lightly to fun in and around all types of clouds, well, try to have some fun, otherwise enjoy this fun in and around clouds post. On a recent trip to a video recording studio in the Boston (BOS) area, I ...

Can I ask for your support? Please vote for my blog

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

No Im not running for any elected office in a political or other organizational capacity, more on the voting stuff in a moment. Let me start out by saying thank you to all of you who have and continue to read theses posts from where ever that happens to ...

My Server and Storage IO holiday break projects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Happy new years!Following up from a flurry of posts in the closing days of 2011 including industry trends perspective predictions for 2012 and 2013, top blog posts from 2011, top all time posts, along with a couple of other items here and here, its time to get back to 2012 ...

Top storageio cloud virtualization networking and data protection posts

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Im in the process of wrapping up 2011 and getting ready for 2012. Here is a list of the top 25 all time posts from StorageIOblog covering cloud, virtualization, servers, storage, green IT, networking and data protection. Looking back, here is 2010 and 2011 industry trends, thoughts and ...

Fall (December) 2011 StorageIO News Letter

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Fall (December) 2011 News letterWelcome to the Fall (December) 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Summer 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites ...

What industry pundits love and loathe about data storage

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Drew Robb has a good article about what IT industry pundits including vendors, analysts, and advisors loath including comments from myself. In the article Drew asks: What do you really love about storage and what are your pet peeves? One of my comments and perspectives is that I like Hybrid ...

Do you know HDS or what it means?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

How much do you know about HDS? When you hear HDS in the context of information technology do you think of Hitachi Data Systems? Along with a bunch of other IT industry advisors, analysts, bloggers, consultants, financiers and pundits or influencers, Im attending a event being sponsored by HDS this week ...

IT and technology turkeys

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Now that Halloween and talk of Zombies has past (at least for now), that means next up on the social or holiday calendar topics in the U.S. is thanksgiving which means turkey themes. With turkey themes in mind, how about some past, current and maybe future technology flops or where ...