Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles RegionGoogle Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced a new Los Angeles Region (e.g., uswest-2) with three initial Availability Zones (AZ) also known as data centers. Keep in mind that a region is a ...

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection WebinarAWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET Only YOU can prevent data loss for on-premises, Amazon Web Service (AWS) based cloud, and hybrid applications. Join me in this free AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar (registration required) ...

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcements

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

VMware continues cloud construction with March announcementsVMware 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 ...

Cloud Conversations AWS Azure Service Maps via Microsoft

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Cloud Conversations AWS Azure Service Maps via MicrosoftUpdated 1/21/2018 Microsoft has created an Amazon Web Service AWS Azure Service Map. The AWS Azure Service Map is a list created by Microsoft looks at corresponding services of both cloud providers. Image via Azure.Microsoft.com Note that this is an evolving work in progress from ...

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?Data Storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. Fundamental ...

Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage News Trends

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Cloud, Software Defined, Scale-Out, Object Storage News TrendsUpdated 1/21/2018Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends page. This page contains various links pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends and resources. Other resources pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk ...

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark ToolsThis is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-one of this post here, along with ...

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others).Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find out the more familiar Windows storage ...

Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns?

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting down and that customers should move their data.Nirvanix has also posted an announcement that they have established an agreement with IBM Softlayer (read about that acquisition ...

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 ...

The Human Face of Big Data, a Book Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a ...

Ceph Day Amsterdam 2012 (Object and cloud storage)

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Recently while I was in Europe presenting some sessions at conferences and doing some seminars, I was invited by Ed Saipetch (@edsai) of Inktank.com to attend the first Ceph Day in Amsterdam.As luck or fate would turn out, I was in Nijkerk which is about an hour train ride from Amsterdam central ...

Cloud conversations: confidence, certainty and confidentiality

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Here is an interesting article from over at wired about proposed privacy law and court warrants for cloud data, along with this one over at information week. Both got me thinking about some things that I hear when out and about talking with IT professionals and their concerns around clouds.Common ...