Volume 17, Issue VI
Hello and welcome to the June 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.
For those of you in the northern hemisphere it is time for summer holidays, while in the southern hemisphere its winter time. That means there is a lot going on outside of work, however June has also seen a lot of activity in and around IT data infrastructure along with data centers. Check out some of the industry trends news and updates below.
A quick update following up from the May newsletter is that my new book is now available via Amazon.com, CRC Press and other venues in hardcopy hardcover as well as electronic versions. Think of this as the soft launch with a formal launch and more information being rolled out soon. For now, you can visit the landing page for Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC PRess/Taylor Francis/Auerbach) at storageio.com/book4 to learn more including view table of contents, preface, how organized among other items.
In This Issue
Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.
Some recent Industry Activities, Trends, News and Announcements include:
Cavium announced 10, 25, 50 and 50Gbps Ethernet server storage I/O NIC solutions (e.g. FastLine 41000 series).
The NVMe Express trade group (e.g. nvmexpress.org) announced the completion of NVMe 1.3 specification. New optional features include support for mobile platforms and book, along with scaling for enterprise as well as cloud environments. Learn more about specifications at the NVMexpress.org site as well as more NVMe material at thenvmeplace.com.
Keep in mind that if the answer is NVMe, what are the questions along with various options from front end to back-end, NVMe and PCIe, NVMeoF, U.2/8639, M2/NGFF among others.
The Fibre Channel Industry Association announced FC-NVMe interoperability plugfest and Gen 6 32GFC activity to support next generation data infrastructures and data centers.
Storage vendor Tegile announced they are joining the growing ranks of vendors adding NVMe support with their InteliFlash OS 3.7 along with other enhancements.
For those of you who are involved with Windows Servers environments along with server, storage and I/O networks, check out Darryl VanderPeijl multi-part series on RDMA, DCB, PFC, ETS and related topics.
HPE and Hedvig announced solutions combing forces to address hybrid cloud storage needs.
IBM and Cisco announced enhancements around their converged (Cisco powered servers) solution for VDI and Hybrid cloud workloads.
Big Data and Analytics vendor Mapr announced enhancements to their converged data management platform for cloud scale data fabrics.
Panzura has enhanced its Freedom software defined storage management solution with version 7 to support expanded unstructured data growth while easing management functions, along with performance updates.
Red Hat announced Ceph Storage 2.3 including Ceph 10.2 (Jewel) combing an NFS gateway.
Scality announced enhancements to its Ring software defined storage cloud and object solution including enhanced security along with data protection capabilities.
Check out other industry news, comments, trends perspectives here.
Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:
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Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: 5 Hot Storage Technologies to Watch
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: 10-Year Review of Data Storage
Via CDW: Your IT Department Can Help Your Companys Bottom Line Heres How
Via EnterpriseStorageForum: Top 10 Tips for Software-Defined Storage Deployment
Via CDW: Meeting IoTs Demands for Networking
View more Server, Storage and I/O trends and perspectives comments here
Recent and upcoming event activities.
Sep. 13-15, 2017 – Fujifilm IT Executive Summit – Seattle WA
August 28-30, 2017 – VMworld – Las Vegas
June 22, 2017 – Webinar – GDPR and Microsoft Environments
May 11, 2017 – Webinar – Email Archiving, Compliance and Ransomware
See more webinars and activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.
Useful links and pages:
Greg Schulz – Multi-year Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, VMware vExpert (and vSAN). Author of Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press), as well as Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press), Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and twitter @storageio.
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