Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection

March 13, 2018 – 7:05 pm
Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection Application Data Availability 4 3 2 1 Data Protection This is part two of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). available at Amazon.com and other global venues. In this post, we continue looking at application performance, availability, capacity, economic (PACE) attributes that have an impact on data value as well as availability. Availability (Accessibility, Durability, Consistency) Just as there are many different aspects and focus areas for performance, there are also several facets to availability. Note that applications performance requires availability and availability relies on some level of performance. Availability is a broad and encompassing area that includes data protection ...

Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same

March 13, 2018 – 7:05 pm
Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same Application Data Characteristics Types Everything Is Not The Same This is part three of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). available at Amazon.com and other global venues. In this post, we continue looking at application and data characteristics with a focus on different types of data. There is more to data than simply being big data, fast data, big fast or unstructured, structured or semistructured, some of which has been touched on in this series, with more to follow. Note that there is also data in terms of the programs, applications, code, rules, policies as well as configuration settings, metadata along ...

Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Is Not The Same

March 13, 2018 – 7:04 pm
Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The Same Application Data Volume Velocity Variety Everything Not The Same This is part four of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). available at Amazon.com and other global venues. In this post, we continue looking at application and data characteristics with a focus on data volume velocity and variety, after all, everything is not the same, not to mention many different aspects of big data as well as little data. Volume of Data More data is growing at a faster rate every day, and that data is being retained for longer periods. Some data being retained has known value, while a growing amount of ...

Application Data Access Lifecycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same

March 13, 2018 – 7:04 pm
Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same(Part V) Application Data Access Life cycle Patterns Everything Is Not The Same This is part five of a five-part mini-series looking at Application Data Value Characteristics everything is not the same as a companion excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC Press 2017). available at Amazon.com and other global venues. In this post, we look at various application and data lifecycle patterns as well as wrap up this series. Active (Hot), Static (Warm and WORM), or Dormant (Cold) Data and Lifecycles When it comes to Application Data Value, a common question I hear is why not keep all data? If the data has value, and you have a large enough budget, why not? On the other hand, most organizations have ...

Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences Webinar walking the talk

March 7, 2018 – 6:48 pm
Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences Webinar walking the talk Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences Fireside chat Webinar March 27, 9AM PT This free (register here) fireside chat webinar sponsored by Veeam looks at Veeam GDPR preparedness experiences based on what Veeam did to be ready for the May 25, 2018 Global Data Protection Regulations taking effect. The format of this webinar will be fireside chat between myself and Danny Allan (@DannyAllan5) of Veeam as we discuss the experiences, lessons learned by Veeam during their journey to prepare for GDPR. Danny has put together a five-part blog series here covering some of Veeams findings and lessons learned that you can leverage to prepare for GDPR, as well as what we will discuss among other related topics during the fireside chat webinar. Keep in mind that GDPR is commonly mistaken as just an European regulation when in fact it is global. In addition to being global, it ...

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements

March 7, 2018 – 3:11 pm
VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements of new features and other enhancements. VMware Cloud Provides Consistent Operations and Infrastructure Via: VMware.com With its recent announcements, VMware continues cloud construction adding new features, enhancements, partnerships along with services. VMware continues cloud construction, like other vendors and service providers who tried and test the waters of having their own public cloud, VMware has moved beyond its vCloud Air initiative selling that to OVH. VMware which while being a public traded company (VMW) is by way of majority ownership part of the Dell Technologies family of company via the 2016 acquisition of EMC by Dell. What this means is that like Dell Technologies, VMware is focused on providing solutions and services to its cloud provider partners instead of building, deploying and running its own cloud in competition with partners. VMware Cloud Data Infrastructure and SDDC layers ...

Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar

February 15, 2018 – 1:27 pm
Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. Feb. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and Hyper-V software defined data center (SDDC) based applications need always on availability and access to data which means enabling cloud based data protection (including backup/recovery) for seamless disaster recovery (DR), business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR) and high availability (HA). Key to an always on, available and accessible environment is having robust  RTO and RPO aligned to your application workload needs. In other words, time for data protection to work for you and your applications instead of you working for it (e.g. the data protection tools and technologies). This free data protection webinar (registration required) sponsored by KeepItSafe produced by Virtualization & Cloud ...

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder

February 11, 2018 – 9:10 am
World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It's that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting your applications, data, information, configuration settings as well as data infrastructures. While the emphasis is on Backup, that also means recovery as well as testing to make sure everything is working properly. Its time that the focus of world backup day should expand from just a focus on backup to also broader data protection and things that start with R. Some data protection (and backup) related things, tools, tradecraft techniques, technologies and trends that start with R include readiness, recovery, reconstruct, restore, restart, resume, replication, rollback, roll forward, RAID and erasure codes, resiliency, recovery time objective ...

Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot

February 2, 2018 – 1:57 pm
Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slot Need to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed to connect an Intel Optane NVMe 900P U.2 SFF 8639 drive form factor SSD into one of my servers using an available PCIe slot. The solution I used was an carrier adapter card such as those from Ableconn (PEXU2-132 NVMe 2.5-inch U.2 [SFF-8639] via Amazon.com among other global venues. Top Intel 750 NVMe PCIe AiC SSD, bottom Intel Optane NVMe 900P U.2 SSD with Ableconn carrier The above image shows top an Intel 750 NVMe PCIe Add in Card (AiC) SSD and on the bottom an Intel Optane NVMe 900P 280GB U.2 (SFF 8639) drive form factor SSD mounted on an Ableconn ...

Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends

January 25, 2018 – 11:13 pm
Data Infrastructure Resource Links Server Storage I/O Network By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com April 28, 2018 Various data infrastructure resource links. The following are a collection of server storageioblog data infrastructure resource links. Where to learn more Vmware Vsphere Vsan Vcenter Version 6 7 Summary Vmware Vsphere Vsan Server Storage Io Enhancements Data Protection Recovery World Backup Day Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview Application Data Value Characteristics Part1 Application Data Characteristics Types Part3 Application Data Access Life Cycle Vmware Continues Cloud Construction March Announcements World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder Data Infrastructure Resource Links Tradecraft Trends 2017 Holiday Greetings From Serverstorageio Transformation Serverless Life Beyond Devops New York Times Cto Nick Rockwell Reliability Availability Serviceability Ras Data Protection Fundamentals Enabling Data Protection Rpo Archive Backup Cdp Pit Copy Snapshots Versions Nvme Place Volatile Memory Express Welcome To The Obeject Storage Resources Center Server Storage Io Converged Infrastructure Hci Overview Data Infrastructure Server Storage Io Networking Recommended Reading Book Shelf Blogtober Data Infrastructure Primer Overview Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Sddc Book Hot ...

How to Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash Storage Solutions

January 10, 2018 – 1:39 pm
Achieve Flexible Data Protection Availability with All Flash Solutions Updated 1/21/2018 How to Achieve Flexible flash data protection and Availability with All-Flash Storage Solutions Interactive webinar discussion (not death by power point or Ui Gui product demo ;) pertaining flash data protection ) Tuesday January 30 2018 11AM PT / 2PM ET Via Redmond Magazine (Free with registration) Everything is not the same across different organizations, environments, application workloads and the data infrastructures that support them. Fast application and workloads need fast protection, restoration, and resumption as well as fast flash storage. This applies across legacy, software-defined, virtual, container, cloud, hybrid, converged and HCI among other environments. Join me along with representatives from Pure Storage along with Veeam for this interactive discussion as we explore how to boost the performance, availability, capacity, and economics (PACE) of your applications along with the data infrastructures that support them. How all-flash storage enables faster protection and restoration ...

2017 Holiday Seasons Greetings From Server StorageIO

December 23, 2017 – 9:09 am
2017 Holiday Seasons Greetings Greetings from Server StorageIO wishing you, your data infrastructures as well as friends and family's all the best for a safe, merry happy 2017 holiday season. Btw, if you have not done so lately, check out storageio.tv to view various videos, podcasts and images. Some of the storageio.tv content is data infrastructure technology, tools, technique, tradecraft and trends related. Also on storageio.tv are fun content including views from the drone as well as cooking (food and recipes) among other items. Ok, nuff said, for now. Cheers Gs Greg Schulz - Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, VMware vExpert 2010-2017 (vSAN and vCloud). 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. Courteous comments are welcome for consideration. First published on ...

November 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

December 7, 2017 – 11:12 pm

IT transformation Serverless Life Beyond DevOps with New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell Podcast

November 30, 2017 – 8:36 pm
IT transformation Serverless Life Beyond DevOps with New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell Podcast By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 30, 2017 In this Server StorageIO podcast episode New York Times CTO / CIO Nick Rockwell (@nicksrockwell) joins me for a conversation discussing Digital, Business and IT transformation, Serverless Life Beyond DevOps and related topics. In our conversation we discuss challenges with metrics, understanding value vs. cost particular for software, Nicks perspective as both a CIO and CTO of the New York Times, importance of IT being involved and understanding the business vs. just being technology focused. We also discuss the bigger broader opportunity of serverless (aka micro services, containers) life beyond DevOps and how higher level business logic developers can benefit from the technology instead of just a DevOps for infrastructure focus. Buzzwords, buzz terms and themes include datacenter technologies, NY Times, data infrastructure, management, trends, metrics, digital transformation, tradecraft skills, ...