Archive for the ‘Personal Computing’ Category

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 ...

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used ...

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 ...

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideasThis is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN) switch for the KVM virtualization hypervisor, how about the other ...

November 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 StorageIO lab Review

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Server and StorageIO lab Review Earlier this year I did a review of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 in the StorageIO Labs (see the review here), in fact I ended up buying a TS140 after the review, and a few months back picked up another one. This StorageIOlab ...

July 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - July 2014 ...

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might have guessed, by being file sync and share of cloud storage Zocalo can be seen as a competitor or ...

Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Part II: Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review This is the second of a two-part post series on my recent experiences with a Lenovo TS140 Server, you can read part I here. What Did I do with the TS140 After initial check out in an office type environment, I moved the ...

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

World Backup Day Generating Awareness About Data Protection This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, servers, storage ...

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page? The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade ...

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be used as a physical machine (PM) or VMware host (among other things). Now technically I know, this is ...

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others).Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find out the more familiar Windows storage ...

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year!Looking back at 2013 I saw a continued trend of more vendors and their media public relations (PR) people reaching ...