Archive for the ‘Power and Cooling’ Category

3D XPoint nvm pm scm storage class memory

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Part III - 3D XPoint server storage class memory SCMUpdated 1/31/20183D XPoint nvm pm scm storage class memory. This is the third of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part I here and Part II here. What is 3D XPoint and ...

Intel Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory NVM for servers storage

Friday, July 31st, 2015

3D XPoint NVM persistent memory PM storage class memory SCMUpdated 1/31/2018This is the first of a three-part series on Intel Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory NVM for servers storage announcement. Read Part II here and Part III here. In a webcast the other day, Intel ...

Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes)

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Top vblog voting V2.015 (Its IT award season, cast your votes)It's that time of the year again for award season:The motion picture association Academy awards (e.g. the Oscars) The Grammys and other entertainment awards As well as Eric Siebert (aka @ericsiebert) vsphere-land.com top vblogVsphere-land.com top vblog Eric has run for several years now ...

How to test your HDD SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage fundamentals

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

How to test your HDD SSD AFA Hybrid or cloud storageUpdated 2/14/2018Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article 4 Ways to Performance Test Your New HDD or SSD that provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable ...

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties or dummies ;)This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best ...

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark ToolsThis is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-one of this post here, along with ...

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center PrimerMoving 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 CenterA 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 LinksMoving 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 Intel NUC nick knack notes – First impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - First impressions This is the first of a two-part (part II here) series of my experiences (and impressions) using an Intel NUC ( a 4th generation model) for various things about cloud, virtual, physical and software defined server storage I/O networking. The ...

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes – Second impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets ...

Revisiting RAID data protection remains relevant resource links

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Revisiting RAID data protection remains relevant and resourcesUpdated 2/10/2018RAID data protection remains relevant including erasure codes (EC), local reconstruction codes (LRC) among other technologies. If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead ...

December 2014 Server StorageIO Newsletter

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek GiftsThis 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 ...