The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision Making

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision MakingJoin me and Virtual Instruments CTO John Gentry on October 27, 2016 for a free webinar (registration required) titled The Value of Infrastructure Insight – Enabling Informed Decision Making with Virtual Instruments. In this webinar, John and me will discuss the ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Server Platform

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Server PlatformUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform? Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of ...

In the data center or information factory, not everything is the same

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part II

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This follows the first of a two-part series on my latest experiences with Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD's) and Solid State Devices (SSD's). In my ongoing last momentus moment post I discussed what I have done with HHDD's and setting the stage for expanded SSD use. I have the newer ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part I

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of the then ...

Is 14.4TBytes of data storage for $52,503 a good deal? It depends!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

A news story about the school board in Marshall Missouri approving data storage plans in addition to getting good news on health insurance rates just came into my in box. I do not live in or anywhere near Marshall Missouri as I live about 420 miles north ...

New Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive (SSD and HDD)

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Seagate recently announced the next generation Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Disk Drive (HHDD) with a capacity of 750GB in a 2.5 inch form factor and MSRP of $245.00 USD including integrated NAND flash solid state device (SSD). As a refresher, the Momentus XT is a HHDD ...

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 ...

StorageIO going Dutch: Seminar for Storage and I/O professionals

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Data and Storage Networking Industry Trends and Technology Seminar Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch parter Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day seminar for Storage Professionals Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of May 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 ...

EPA Server and Storage Workshop Feb 2, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up on a recent previous post pertaining to US EPA Energy Star(r) for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data Centers, there will be a workshop held Tuesday February 2, 2010 in San Jose, CA. Here is the note (Italics added by me for clarity) from the folks ...

RAID Relevance Revisited

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up from some previous posts on the topic, a continued discussion point in the data storage industry is the relevance (or lack there) of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). These discussions tend to evolve around how RAID is dead due to its lack of real ...

The other Green Storage: Efficiency and Optimization

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Some believe that green storage is specifically designed to reduce power and cooling costs. The reality is that there are many ways to reduce environmental impact while enhancing the economics of data storage besides simply booting utilizing. These include optimizing data storage capacity as well as boosting performance ...