Archive for the ‘Green IT’ Category

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 ...

Amazon cloud storage options enhanced with Glacier

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In case you missed it, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has enhanced their cloud services (Elastic Cloud Compute or EC2) along with storage offerings. These include Relational Database Service (RDS), DynamoDB, Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Simple Storage Service (S3). Enhancements include new functionality along with availability or reliability in the ...

IBM buys flash solid state device (SSD) industry veteran TMS

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partners and prospects by acquiring Texas ...

Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) publishes two new cloud usage models

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among other topics which are ...

Over 1,000 entries now on the StorageIO industry links page

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page (click here to learn more about it). The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade groups, part and solution suppliers ...

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washing

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washingKeeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over ...

Announcing SAS SANs for Dummies book, LSI edition

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI.This new book (ebook and print hard ...

EPA Energy Star for data center storage draft 3 specification

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are not familiar with the EPA Energy ...