Archive for the ‘Power and Cooling’ Category

Server and Storage IO Memory: DRAM and nand flash

Monday, August 12th, 2013

DRAM, DIMM, DDR3, nand flash memory, SSD, stating what's often assumed Often what's assumed is not always the case. For example in along with around server, storage and IO networking circles including virtual as well as cloud environments terms such as nand (Negated AND or NOT And) flash memory aka (Solid ...

Cloud, Virtual, Server, Storage I/O and other technology tiering

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Tiering technology and the right data center tool for a given task Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual ...

As the platters spin, HDD’s for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environments

Friday, July 19th, 2013

HDDs for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environmentsUpdated 1/23/2018 As the platters spin is a follow-up to a recent series of posts on Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) along with some posts about How Many IOPS HDD's can do.HDD and storage trends and directions include ...

Seagate provides proof of life: Enterprise HDD enhancements

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Proof of life: Enterprise Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) are enhanced Last week while hard disk drive (HDD) competitor Western Digital (WD) was announcing yet another (Velobit) in a string of acquisitions ( e.g. earlier included Stec, Arkeia) and investments (Skyera), Seagate announced new enterprise class HDD's to their portfolio. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content feed (https://storageioblog.com/RSSfull.xml). Excluding traditional media venues, columns, articles, web casts and web site visits (StorageIO.com and StorageIO.TV), StorageIO ...

Summary, EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from earlier today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today’s VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. The enhanced ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive (part II)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the second in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here) looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates mean. Thus on January 14 2013 it is time for a new EMC Virtual Matrix (VMAX) model ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part ...

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

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the first of a two-part industry trends and perspectives series looking at how to learn from cloud outages (read part II here). In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox (view ...

December 2012 StorageIO Update news letter

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

December 2012 News letterWelcome to the December 2012 year end edition of the StorageIO Update news letter including a new format and added content.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites ...

Ceph Day Amsterdam 2012 (Object and cloud storage)

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Recently while I was in Europe presenting some sessions at conferences and doing some seminars, I was invited by Ed Saipetch (@edsai) of Inktank.com to attend the first Ceph Day in Amsterdam.As luck or fate would turn out, I was in Nijkerk which is about an hour train ride from Amsterdam central ...