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Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Data Infrastructure Recommended Reading List and Book Shelf Updated 10/30/17 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast's, events and industry links among other resources. Various Data Infrastructure including hardware, software, ...

Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft Microsoft has created an Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Map (corresponding services from both providers). Image via Azure.Microsoft.com Note that this is an evolving work in progress from Microsoft and use it as a tool to help position the different ...

Travel Fun Crossword Puzzle For VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Travel Fun Crossword Puzzle For VMworld 2017 Las Vegas Some of you may be traveling to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas next week to sharpen, expand, refresh or share your VMware and data infrastructure tradecraft (skills, experiences, expertise, knowledge). Here is something fun to sharpen your VMware skills while traveling. Most ...

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 ...

Like IT Data Centers Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted? Think about this for a moment; do you assume that Information Technology (IT) and Cloud based data centers along with their associated Data Infrastructure supporting various applications will be accessible when needed. Likewise, when you go to a ...

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors SDDI and SDDC Today Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type ...

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID In case you missed it, Broadcom formerly known as Avago who bought the LSI adapter and RAID card business announced shipping new SAS, SATA and NVMe devices. While SAS and SATA are well established continuing to be deployed for both ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (reducing costs complexity)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (Reducing costs complexity) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, ...

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links F to J

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (F to J) Updated 4/7/17 Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing. You may ...

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Some popular viewed storageioblog posts during 2016 The following are some of the more popular viewed posts from StorageIOblog.com during 2016. Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench - Need to test, validate, compare, contrast or simply apply workload to file systems, NAS or other file-based ...

January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Saturday, January 21st, 2017



Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) with Intel 750 among others

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) If you are or have talked the Non Volatile Memory (NVM) and NVM Express (NVMe) flash SSD talk, however have not yet done the walk, there are some good opportunities to do so. One example how to start walking ...

12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness Webinar

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness Webinar Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solid State Devices (SSDs) including nand flash, DRAM as well as emerging PCM and 3D XPoint as part of Storage Class Memories (SCMs) are in your future. The questions are where, when, for what, how much as ...