Volume 15, Issue X – Industry Trends, M&A, PTSA
Hello and welcome to this October 2015 Server StorageIO update newsletter. Fall has arrived here in the northern hemisphere which means its spring in the southern hemisphere, and getting colder here. While fall means cooler out-door temperature with winter just around the corner, in the IT/ITC industry, particular the data infrastructure sector (server, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, cloud, physical, software defined virtual) things are very hot. Sure the various industry and vendor focused conferences, road shows and mini-events with associated new product, technology or services announcements (PTSA. There are also the various merger and acquisitions (M&A) that have occurred throughout the year including the recent Dell buying EMC, and Western Digital (WD) buying SANdisk among others.
This edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter has a focus on industry trends perspectives including recent M&A and PTSA activity. In addition to industry fall industry M&A and PTSA activity, there also plenty of conference, seminars, workshops, webinars and other events some of which you can see here on the Server StorageIO events page.
On a slightly different note, for those interested and not aware of the European Union (EU) ruling earlier this month on data privacy (e.g. Safe Harbor), here and here are a couple of links to stories discussing the new ruling changes between the EU and US (among other countries). The EU data privacy rulings involve personal data being moved out of EU countries to US data centers such as cloud and application services firms.
Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter and watch for new tips, articles, StorageIO lab report reviews, blog posts, videos and podcast’s along with in the news commentary appearing soon.
In This Issue
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This months feature topic theme is industry trends perspectives including M&A activity.
Some M&A, IPO and divestiture activity includes:
Continue reading more about NVM, NVMe, NAND flash, SSD Server and storage I/O related topics at www.thessdplace.com as well as about I/O performance, monitoring and benchmarking tools at www.storageperformance.us.
Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:
View other recent as well as past blog posts here
Some new Products Technology Services Announcements (PTSA) include:
View other recent news and industry trends here
View more Server, Storage and I/O hardware as well as software trends comments here
Various vendors (and service providers) you may not know or heard about recently.
Check out more vendors you may know, have heard of, or that are perhaps new on the Server StorageIO Industry Links page here (over 1,000 entries and growing).
Recent Server StorageIO articles appearing in different venues include:
StorageIO podcasts are also available via and at StorageIO.tv
Deltaware Emerging Technology Summit November 10, 2015
Dell Data Protection Summit Nov 4, 2015 7AM PT
Microsoft MVP Summit Nov 2-5, 2015
October 13 – Symposium: Software Defined Storage Management
Learn more and register at the Brouwer Consultancy website here.
September 23 – Webinar Redmond Magazine & Dell Data Protection
See more webinars and other activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.
From StorageIO Labs
Quick Look: SATA and NVMe Flash SSD Performance
Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) continues to evolve as a technology for enabling and improving server storage I/O for NVM including nand flash SSD storage. NVMe streamlines performance enabling more work to be done (e.g. IOPs), data to be moved (bandwidth) at a lower response time using less CPU. The above figure is a quick look comparing nand flash SSD being accessed via SATA III (6Gbps) on the left and NVMe (x4) on the right. As with any server storage I/O performance comparisons there are many variables and take them with a grain of salt. While IOPs and bandwidth are often discussed, keep in mind that with the new protocol, drivers and device controllers with NVMe that streamline I/O less CPU is needed. Learn more about NVM, NVMe, flash, SSD and related topics at www.thessdplace.com.
View other StorageIO lab review reports here
The following are various recommended reading including books, blogs and videos. If you have not done so recently, also check out the Intel Recommended Reading List (here) where you will also find a couple of my books.
Check out these useful links and pages:
Ok, nuff said
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