Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Games of inches and seconds, performance and skill Some of these ...

DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software Some of you may recall back in 2006 (here and here) when Brocade bought a file management storage startup called NuView whose product was StorageX, and then in 2009 issued end of life (EOL) notice letters that the solution was being discontinued. ...

Summer 2011 StorageIO News Letter

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Summer 2011 Newsletter Welcome to the Summer 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Spring 2011 edition. You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions.   Click on ...

Dude, is Dell going to buy Brocade?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Some IT industry buzz this week is around continued speculation (or here) of who will Dell buy next and will it be Brocade. Brocade was mentioned as a possible acquisition by some in the IT industry last fall after Dell stepped back from the 3PAR bidding war with HP. Industry rumors ...

EMC VPLEX: Virtual Storage Redefined or Respun?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

In a flurry of announcements that coincide with EMCworld occurring in Boston this week of May 10 2010 EMC officially unveiled the Virtual Storage vision initiative (aka twitter hash tag of #emcvs) and initial VPLEX product. The Virtual Storage initiative was virtually previewed ...

HP Buys one of the seven networking dwarfs and gets a bargain

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco announced their VCE collation and Acadia. The other day, HP continued its early holiday shopping by plucking down $2.7B USD and bought 3COM, one of the networking seven dwarfs (e.g. when compared to networking giant Cisco). Some of the other so called networking dwarfs ...

Another StorageIO Appearance on Storage Monkeys InfoSmack

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Following up from a previous appearance, I recently had another opportunity to participate in another Storage Monkeys InfoSmack podcast episode. In the most recent podcast, discussions were centered on the recent service disruption at Microsoft/T-Mobile Side-Kick cloud services, FTC blogger disclosure guidelines, is Brocade up for sale ...

Could Huawei buy Brocade?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Disclosure: I have no connection to Huawei. I own no stock in, nor have I worked for Brocade as an employee; however I did work for three years at SAN vendor INRANGE which was acquired by CNT. However I left to become an industry analyst prior to ...

I/O, I/O, Its off to Virtual Work and VMworld I Go (or went)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Ok, so I should have used that intro last week before heading off to VMworld in San Francisco instead of after the fact. Think of it as a high latency title or intro, kind of like attaching a fast SSD to a slow, high latency storage controller, or ...

Cisco wins FCoE Pre-Season and Primaries – Now for the Main Event!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Ok, unless you have turned off all of your news feeds, RSS feeds, discontinued all printed industry and trade related publications and stopped visiting blogs and other on-line venues, you may not have heard that Cisco, NetApp, EMC, Emulex and Qlogic have made a series of announcements signaling proof ...

Why XIV is so important to IBMs storage business – Its Not About the Technology or Product!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Ok, so I know I'm not taking a popular stance on this one from both camps, the IBMers and their faithful followers as well as the growing legion of XIV followers will take exception I'm sure. Likewise, the nay sayers would argue why not take a real swing and knock ...

Brocade to Buy Foundry Networks – Prelude to Upcoming Converged Ethernet and FCoE Battle

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The emerging and maturing Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Ethernet, aka Data Center Ethernet, Converged Enhanced Ethernet, Enterprise Ethernet among others marketing names activity is picking up. Today Brocade took a major step to shore up its already announced FCoE and converged Ethernet story which includes new ...

More on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Here's a link to a new StorageIO Industry Trends and Perspective on the emerging "Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology". Ok, nuff said. Cheers gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) twitter @storageio All Comments, (C) ...

Logo-ology

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

In case you did not catch it, NetApp (formerly officially known as Network Appliance) who has been known in the industry for years by their nickname “NetApp” has joined the ranks of companies like FedEx (formerly known as Federal Express) to shorten their name and logo to their more commonly ...