Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications Different File Size Impact

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications Different File Size ImpactUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform different file size impact. Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the fifth in a multi-part series (read part four here) based on a white paper hands-on ...

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with VdbenchUpdated 2/10/2018Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload running in the background ...

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. ...

How can direct attached storage (DAS) make a comeback if it never left?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Have you seen or heard the theme that Direct Attached Storage (DAS), either dedicated or shared, internal or external is making a comeback? Wait, if something did not go away, how can it make a comeback? IMHO it is as simple as for the past decade or so, DAS ...

SMB, SOHO and low end NAS gaining enterprise features

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Here is a link to an interview that I did providing industry trends, perspectives and commentary on how Network Attached Storage (NAS) aka file and data sharing for the Small Medium Business (SMB), Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and consumer or low end offerings are gaining features and functionality traditionally ...

Dell Storage Forum 2011 revisited

Monday, July 11th, 2011

About a month ago I was invited by Dell to make a quick trip down to Orlando to attend the Dell Storage Forum 2011 (e.g. twitter #dellsf11). Given that on Tuesday June 7th Minneapolis was having a heat wave with 100 degree (F) temperatures, it was actually cooler in Orlando.Make ...

Clarifying Clustered Storage Confusion

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Clustered storage can be iSCSI, Fibre Channel block based or NAS (NFS or CIFS or proprietary file system) file system based. Clustered storage can also be found in virtual tape library (VTL) including dedupe solutions along with other storage solutions such as those for archiving, cloud, medical or other specialized ...

Summer Weddings: EMC+Datadomain and HP+IBRIX

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Are you friend or family of the bride or groom?Here's comes the bride! (Audio)That's a question me and Mrs. Schulz were asked recently when we attended a wedding.Summer months particularly June and August are known as wedding months (Hmmm, more merger & acquisition activity to come?). Summer is a ...

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) ...

StorageIO Spring Keynote and Speaking tour V2.008

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Several new keynote and speaking engagements involving myself have been added to the StorageIO events page including among others:April 8th, 2008 - SNW Orlando FL Beyond Green-Wash: IT Data Center Power, Cooling, Floor Space and Environmental (PCFE) Topics and Trends V2.008 This talk will move past what are the issues and reasons for ...