Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

New SDDI Essentials Book by Greg Schulz of Server StorageIO SDDC, Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Data Infrastructures and my new book (my 4th solo project) officially announced today, Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials ...

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-Waste

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-Waste With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic waste (e-waste). For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following are five tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste and ...

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center Primer Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green hype messaging or green washing and IT pain point issues including limits on availability or rising costs ...

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center A Green and Virtual IT Data Center (e.g. an information factory) means an environment comprising: Habitat for technology or physical infrastructure (e.g. physical data center, yours, co-lo, managed service or cloud) Power, cooling, communication networks, HVAC, smoke and fire suppression, physical security IT data information infrastructure (e.g. hardware, ...

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 ...

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts This is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those that will ...

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas This is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN) switch for the KVM virtualization hypervisor, how about the other ...

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 ...

EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage Draft Specification review

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

For those of you interested in EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage, here is an announcement for an upcoming conference call and review of the version 1.0 final draft specification. There are a few attachments referenced in the following note from EPA that can be accessed here: EPA_Version 1.0 ...

Web chat Thur May 30th: Hot Storage Trends for 2013 (and beyond)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join me on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Noon ET (9AM PT) for a live web chat at the 21st Century IT (21cit) site (click here to register, sign-up, or view earlier posts). This will be an online web chat format interactive conversation so if you are not able ...

Spring SNW 2013, Storage Networking World Recap

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I attended the spring 2013 Storage Networking World (SNW) in Orlando Florida. Talking with SNIA Chairman Wayne Adams and SNIA Director Leo Legar this was the 28th edition of the US SNW (two shows a year), plus the international ones. While ...

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 ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages (Part II)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the second in a two-part industry trends and perspective looking at learning from cloud incidents, view part I here. There is good information, insight and lessons to be learned from cloud outages and other incidents. Sorry cynics no that does not mean an end to clouds, as they ...