Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications General I/O Performance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications general I/O PerformanceUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform general I/O performance

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Performance Resource Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking Performance Resource ToolsUpdated 1/23/2018 Server storage I/O benchmark performance resource tools, various articles and tips. These include tools for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments.The best server and storage I/O (input/output operation) is the one that you do not have to do, the second best is ...

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy The question to ask yourself is not if flash Solid State Device (SSD) technologies are in your future. Instead the questions are when, where, using what, how to configure and related themes. SSD including traditional DRAM and NAND flash-based ...

How much storage performance do you want vs. need?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

How much storage I/O performance do you want vs. need? The answer to how much storage I/O performance you need vs. want probably depends on cost, for which applications along with benefit among other things.View Part II: How many IOPS can a HDD, HHDD or SSD do with ...

Can we get a side of context with them IOPS server storage metrics?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Can we get a side of context with them server storage metrics?Updated 2/10/2018Whats the best server storage I/O network metric or benchmark? It depends as there needs to be some context with them IOPS and other server storage I/O metrics that matter. There is an old saying that the best I/O ...

How many I/O iops can flash SSD or HDD do?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

How many i/o iops can flash ssd or hdd do with vmware?Updated 2/10/2018A common question I run across is how many I/O iopsS can flash SSD or HDD storage device or system do or give. The answer is or should be it depends. This is the first of a two-part series looking ...

XtremIO, XtremSW and XtremSF EMC flash ssd portfolio redefined

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

EMC (@EMCflash) today announced some new, enhanced, renamed and a rebrand flash solid-state device (SSD) storage portfolio around theme of XtremIO. XtremIO was the startup company with a new all flash SSD storage array that EMC announced they were buying in May 2012. Since that announcement, Project ...

Why FC and FCoE vendors get beat up over bandwidth?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Have you noticed how Fibre Channel (FC) and FC over Ethernet (FCoE) switch and adapter vendors and their followers focus around bandwidth vs. response time, latency or other performance activity? For example, 8Gb FC (e.g. 8GFC), or 10Gb as opposed to latency and response time, or IOPS and other activity ...

Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be In a recent conversation with Dave Raffo about the nand flash solid state disk (SSD) market, we talked about industry trends, perspectives and where the market is now as well as headed. One of my comments is, has been and will ...

More storage and IO metrics that matter

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

It is great to see more conversations and coverage around storage metrics that matter beyond simply focusing on cost per GByte or TByte (e.g. space capacity). Likewise, it is also good to see conversations expanding beyond data footprint reduction (DFR) from a space capacity savings or reduction ratio to also ...

What is the best kind of IO? The one you do not have to do

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

What is the best kind of IO? The one you do not have to doUpdated 2/10/2018What is the best kind of IO? If no IO (input/output) operation is the best IO, than the second best IO is the one that can be done as close to the application and processor ...

Speaking of speeding up business with SSD storage

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Solid state devices (SSD) are a popular topic gaining both industry adoption and customer deployment to speed up storage performance. Here is a link to a recent conversation that I had with John Hillard to discuss industry trends and perspectives pertaining to using SSD to boost performance ...

How to win approval for upgrades: Link them to business benefits

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Drew Rob has another good article over at Processor.com about various tips and strategies on how to gain approval for hardware (or software) purchases with some comments by yours truly. My tips and advice that are quoted in the story include to link technology resources to business ...

Optimize Data Storage for Performance and Capacity Efficiency

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This post builds on a recent article I did that can be read here.Even with tough economic times, there is no such thing as a data recession! Thus the importance of optimizing data storage efficiency addressing both performance and capacity without impacting availability in a ...