Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

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 ...

SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Recently I was in Europe for a couple of weeks including stops at Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe in Frankfurt, StorageExpo Holland, Ceph Day in Amsterdam (object and cloud storage), and Nijkerk where I delivered two separate 2 day, and a single 1 day seminar. At the recent StorageExpo Holland event in Utrecht, I ...

Is SSD only for performance?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Normally solid state devices (SSD) including non-persistent DRAM, and persistent nand flash are thought of in the context of performance including bandwidth or throughput, response time or latency, and IOPS or transactions. However there is another role where SSD are commonly used where the primary focus is not performance. ...

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 ...

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 washing Keeping 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 ...

Give HP storage some love and short strokin

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Following up from my last post over at InfoStor about metrics that matter, here is a link to a new piece that I did on storage vendors benchmarking and related topics. This new post looked at an storage performance council (SPC1) benchmark that HP did with their ...