February 27, 2015 – 2:55 pm
Volume 15, Issue II
Hello and welcome to this February 2015 Server and StorageIO update newsletter. The new year is off and running with many events already underway including the recent USENIX FAST conference and others on the docket over the next few months.
Speaking of FAST (File and Storage Technologies) event which I attended last week, here is a link to where you can download the conference proceedings.
In other events, VMware announced version 6 of their vSphere ESXi hypervisor and associated management tools including VSAN, VVOL among other items.
This months newsletter has a focus on server storage I/O performance topics with various articles, tips, commentary and blog posts.
Watch for more news, updates and industry trends perspectives coming soon.
Following are some StorageIO industry trends perspectives comments that have appeared in various print and on-line venues. Over at Processor there are comments on resilient & highly available, underutilized or unused servers, what abandoned data Is costing your company, align application needs with your infrastructure (server, storage, networking) resources.
Also at processor explore flash based (SSD) storage, enterprise backup buying tips, re-evaluate server security, new tech advancements for server upgrades, and understand cost of acquiring storage.
Meanwhile over at CyberTrend there are some perspectives on enterprise backup and better servers mean better business.
View more trends comments here
So you have a new storage device or system.
How will you test or find its performance?
Check out this quick-read tip on storage benchmark and testing fundamentals over at BizTech. Also check out these resources and links on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking tools.
View recent as well as past tips and articles here
Recent StorageIOblog posts include:
View other recent as well as past blog posts here
In This Issue
|Industry Trends PerspectivesCommentary in the newsTips and ArticlesStorageIOblog posts|
Events & Activities
EMCworld – May 4-6 2015
Interop – April 29 2015
NAB – April 14-15 2015
Deltaware Event – March 3 2015
Feb. 18 – FAST 2015 – Santa Clara CA
View other recent and upcoming events here
December 11, 2014 – BrightTalk
Server & Storage I/O Performance
December 10, 2014 – BrightTalk
Server & Storage I/O Decision Making
December 9, 2014 – BrightTalk
Virtual Server and Storage Decision Making
December 3, 2014 – BrightTalk
Data Protection Modernization
November 13 9AM PT – BrightTalk
Software Defined Storage
Videos and Podcasts
StorageIO podcasts are also available via and at StorageIO.tv
From StorageIO Labs
Research, Reviews and Reports
StarWind Virtual SAN
Using less hardware with software defined storage management. This looks at the needs of Microsoft Hyper-V ROBO and SMB environments with software defined storage less hardware. Read more here.
View other StorageIO lab review reports here.
Resources and Links
Check out these useful links and pages:
Enjoy this edition of the Server and StorageIO update newsletter and watch for new tips, articles, StorageIO lab report reviews, blog posts, videos and podcasts along with in the news commentary appearing soon.
Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)
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