Archive for the ‘Green IT’ Category

Green and Virtual Data Center Links

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Updated 10/25/2017 Green and Virtual IT Data Center Links Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power ...

February 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter Data Infrastructure Insights

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

...

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page? The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade ...

IT and data center sustainability, the other convergence zone

Friday, January 24th, 2014

IT and data center sustainability convergence Recently Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief over at Data Center Acceleration (@DataAccelerate) reached out for a conversation about well, data center themes and topics. Given Hailey's background in covering technology as well as business supply chain we somehow ended up talking about ...

June 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, June 24th, 2013

June 2013 News letter Welcome to the June 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. In this edition coverage includes data center infrastructure management (DCIM), metrics that matter, industry trends, IBM buying Softlayer for Cloud, IaaS and managed services. Other items include backup and data protection topics ...

Cloud, virtualization, Storage I/O trends for 2013 and beyond

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

It is still early in 2013, so I can make some cloud, virtualization, storage and IO related predictions, or more aptly, talk about some trends, in addition to those that I made in late 2012, looking forward and back. Common over-riding themes will continue to include ...

In the data center or information factory, not everything is the same

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At ...

Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content feed (https://storageioblog.com/RSSfull.xml). Excluding traditional media venues, columns, articles, web casts and web site visits (StorageIO.com and StorageIO.TV), StorageIO ...

Congratulations Imation and Nexsan, are there any independent storage vendors left?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Last week Imation, the company that is known for making CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape and in the past floppy disk (diskettes) bought Nexsan, a company known for the SATA and SAS storage products. Imation is also (or should be) owns the TDK and Memorex names (remember is ...

December 2012 StorageIO Update news letter

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

December 2012 News letter Welcome to the December 2012 year end edition of the StorageIO Update news letter including a new format and added content. You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites ...

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

StorageIO going Dutch and Deutsch fall 2012

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Following a busy spring and summer schedule, the fall 2012 StorageIO out and about activities are underway including events on both the European and North American continents. In addition to in person events, there are also some virtual activities including live and recorded video and audio sessions, ...

Cloud, virtualization, storage and networking in an election year

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

My how time flies, seems like just yesterday (back in 2008) that I did a piece titled Politics and Storage, or, storage in an election year V2.008 and if you are not aware, it is 2012 and thus an election year in the U.S. as well as in many other ...

Does software eliminate or move location of vendor lockin?

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Does software eliminate or move location of vendor lockin? Updated 1/21/2018 Does software eliminate or move location of vendor lockin? I'm always interested when I hear or read a software vendor or their value added reseller (VAR) or business partner claim that their solution eliminates vendor lockin. More often than not, I ...