Archive for the ‘Green’ Category

Spring 2011 Server and StorageIO News Letter

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Spring 2011 NewsletterWelcome to the Spring 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Winter 2011 edition.You can access this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions.   Click on the following ...

Happy Earth Day 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Let me keep this simple, efficient and effective, Happy Earth Day 2011 April 22, 2011. Be smart, practical, conscious, aware, recycle, cut down on waste, work smarter and more effective. Ok, nuff said for now, go hug a tree, your computer, hybrid car, droid, ipad, spouse, partner, kid, dog, cat or whatever ...

The new Green IT: Efficient, Effective, Smart and Productive

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Given the buzz about big data and conversations or confusion around clouds along with virtualizing virtually anything possible, Green IT has fallen off the Buzzword Bingo Bandwagon. Green IT like so many other buzzwords and trends typically go through a hype cycle before getting tired, worn out, or disillusioned (see here ...

StorageIO V20.11 (2011) events seminars and web casts schedule

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The V20.11 (e.g. 2011 or follow up from V20.10) Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) out and about events schedule continues to evolve. In the meantime, here are a few (actually a couple dozen) seminars and web casts currently on the event calendar for 2011 that I will be speaking or presenting ...

Tape talk time (tape summit and tape is alive, for some)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Welcome to the tape summit resources and tape summit resources micro site with links for those who are interested in magnetic tape for backup, archive, BC, DR, big and little data tape ...

Are you on the StorageIO IT Data Infrastructure industry links page?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Hey IT data infrastructure vendors, VARs or service providers, are you on the Server and StorageIO IT industry interesting links page? Dont worry, its free and no obligation! There are no hidden charges or fees, you will not be obligated to pay a fee or subscribe to a service, or ...

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spin

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spinUpdated 2/10/2018Despite having been repeatedly declared dead at the hands of some new emerging technology over the past several decades, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) continues to spin and evolve as it moves towards its 60th birthday. More recently HDDs have been declared ...

Green IT goes mainstream: What about data storage environments?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

I recently did an interview with the folks over at Infortrend (a RAID storage company) discussing various industry trends and perspectives including RAID, data footprint reduction (DFR) as well as Green IT including how the Green Gap. The Green Gap is the disconnect between common messaging around carbon and environment vs. ...

Fall 2010 StorageIO News Letter

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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IBMs Storwize or wise Storage, the V7000 and DFR

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

A few months ago IBM bought a Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) technology company called Storwize (read more about DFR and Storwize Real time Compression here, here, here, here and here).A couple of weeks ago IBM renamed the Storwize real time compression technology to surprise surprise, ...

Re visiting if IBM XIV is still relevant with V7000

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Over the past couple of years I routinely get asked what I think of XIV by fans as well as foes in addition to many curious or neutral onlookers including XIV competitors, other analysts, media, bloggers, consultants as well as IBM customers, prospects, vars and business partners. Consequently I have ...

Have VTLs or VxLs become Zombies, Declared dead yet still alive?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Have you heard or read the reports and speculation that VTLs (Virtual Tape Libraries) are dead? It seems that in IT the all to popular trend is to declare something dead so that your new product or technology can have a chance of making it in to the ...

More Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) Material

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives (ITP) blog posts briefs based on what I am seeing and hearing in my conversations with IT professionals on a global basis. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends ...

End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud and Virtual Environments

Friday, October 15th, 2010

A new StorageIO Industry Trends and Perspective (ITP) white paper titled "End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud, Virtual and Abstracted Environments" is now available at www.storageio.com/reports compliments of SANpulse technologies. End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Virtual, Cloud and abstracted environments: Importance of Situational ...