Archive for the ‘Poll’ Category

Where has the FCoE hype and FUD gone? (with poll)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A couple of years ago I did this post about if Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course? Fast forward to today, has anybody else noticed that there seems to be less hype and fud on Fibre Channel (FC) over Ethernet (FCoE) than a year ...

February 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

February 2013 News letter Welcome to the February 2013 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 and subscriptions. ...

Vote for top 2013 vblogs, thanks for your continued support

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Eric Siebert (@Ericsiebert) author of the book Maximum vSphere (get your copy on Amazon.com here) has opened up voting for the annual top vBlog over at his site (vSphere-land). While there is a focus on VMware and Virtualization blogs, there are also other categories such as Storage, Scripting, pod casting ...

NetApp EF540, something familiar, something new

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

NetApp announced the other day a new all nand flash solid-state devices (SSD) storage system called the EF540 that is available now. The EF540 has something's new and cool, along with some things familiar, tried, true and proven. What is new is that the EF540 is an ...

Speaking of SSDs (with poll)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

In the spirit of solid state devices (SSD) including DRAM and nand flash, not to mention emerging phase chance memory (PCM) among others that help to boost productivity and cut latency, here are a couple of quick notes and links. Here are a some more pieces to have ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid and Community Clouds? (Part II)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This is the second of a two part series, read part I here. Common community cloud conversation questions include among others: Who defines the standards for community clouds? The members or participants, or whoever they hire or get to volunteer to do it. Who pays for the community cloud? The ...

January 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

January 2013 News letter Welcome to the January 2013 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 and subscriptions. ...

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 III)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the third in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here and second post here) looking at what else EMC announced today in addition to an enhanced VMAX 10K and dispelling the myth that large storage arrays are dead (or at least for now). In addition to the ...

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 ...

Cloud conversation, Thanks Gartner for saying what has been said

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club. Why am I thanking Gartner? Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages (Part II)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the second in a two-part industry trends and perspective looking at learning from cloud incidents, view part I here. There is good information, insight and lessons to be learned from cloud outages and other incidents. Sorry cynics no that does not mean an end to clouds, as they ...

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 ...