Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

New SDDI Essentials Book by Greg Schulz of Server StorageIO Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O TradecraftUpdate 1/21/2018 Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials aka SDDI or SDDC and SDI. Now it is time to announce my new ...

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and ...

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 eventsHere is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. December 7, 2016 - Webinar 11AM PT - ...

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties or dummies ;)This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best ...

I/O, I/O how well do you know good bad ugly server storage I/O iops?

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

How well do you know good bad ugly I/O iops?Updated 2/10/2018There are many different types of server storage I/O iops associated with various environments, applications and workloads. Some I/Os activity are iops, others are transactions per second (TPS), files or messages per time (hour, minute, second), gets, puts or other ...

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

Dell is buying Quest software, not the phone company Qwest

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

For those not familiar with Quest, they are a software company not to be confused with the telephone communications company formerly known as Qwest (aka now known as centurylink). Both Dell and Quest have been on software related acquisition initiatives that past few years with Quest having purchased vKernel, ...

Measuring Windows performance impact for VDI planning

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The Virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to measuring the impact of Windows Boot performance and what that means for planning for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiatives. With Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) ...

End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud and Virtual Environments

Friday, October 15th, 2010

A new StorageIO Industry Trends and Perspective (ITP) white paper titled "End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud, Virtual and Abstracted Environments" is now available at www.storageio.com/reports compliments of SANpulse technologies. End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Virtual, Cloud and abstracted environments: Importance of Situational ...

Spring 2010 StorageIO Newsletter

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Welcome to the spring 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This edition follows the inaugural issue (Winter 2010) incorporating feedback and suggestions as well as building on the fantastic responses received from recipients. A couple of enhancements included in this issue (marked as New!) include a ...

March Metrics and Measuring Social Media

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

What metrics matter for social media and networking? Of course the answer should be it depends.      For example, would that be number of followers or how many posts, tweets or videos you post? How about the number of page hits, pages read or unique visitors to a site, perhaps ...

March Metric Madness: Fun with Simple Math

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Its March and besides being spring in north America, it also means tournament season including the NCAA basket ball series among others known as March Madness. Given the office pools and other forms of playing with numbers tied to the tournaments and real ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitter to other venues, here are some recent links to articles, tips, videos, webcasts and other content that have appeared in different venues since August 2009.i365 Guest Interview: Experts Corner: Q&A with Greg Schulz December 2009SearchCIO Midmarket: Remote-location ...

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 ...