Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

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 ...

NetApp on rough ground, or a diamond in the rough?

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

In case you missed it, NetApp announced their most recent quarterly earnings a few weeks ago which in themselves were not bad. However what some of their competition jumping up and down for joy while others are scratching their heads is the forward-looking guidance given by NetApp. NetApp can be seen ...

Green IT deferral blamed on economic recession might be result of green gap

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I recently saw a comment somewhere that talked about Green IT being deferred or set aside due to lack of funding because of ongoing global economic turmoil. For those who see Green IT in the context of the green washing efforts that requiring spending to gain some benefits that I ...

How much SSD do you need vs. want?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I have been getting asked by IT customers, VAR's and even vendors how much solid state device (SSD) storage is needed or should be installed to address IO performance needs to which my standard answer is it depends. I also am also being asked if there is rule of thumb (RUT) ...

Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Spring (May) 2012 News letterWelcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web ...

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 ...

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 ...

StorageIO books by Greg Schulz added to Intel Recommended Reading Lists

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

My two most recent books The Green and Virtual Data Center and Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking both published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis have been added to the Intel Recommended Reading List for Developers.If you are not familiar with the Intel Recommended Reading List ...

A conversation from SNW 2011 with Jenny Hamel

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Here (.qt) and here (.wmv) is a video from an interview that I did with Jenny Hamel (@jennyhamelsd6) during the Fall 2011 SNW event in Orlando Florida.Topics covered during the discussion include: Importance of metrics that matter for gaining and maintaining IT situational awareness ...

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 ...

2012 industry trends perspectives and commentary (predictions)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

2011 is almost over, so its wrap up time of the year as well as getting ready for 2012. Here is a link to a post of the top 25 new posts that appeared on StorageIOblog in 2011. As a companion to the above, here is a link to the all ...

Top 2011 cloud virtualization storage and networking 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 new posts from this past year at StorageIOblog. Looking back, here is a post about industry trends, thoughts and perspective predictions for 2010 and 2011 (preview 2012 and 2013 ...

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 ...