Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack ...

April 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructures Update Newsletter

Sunday, April 30th, 2017



Server Storage I/O Converged Infrastructure CI Hyper-converged HCI overview

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Converged Infrastructure CI Hyper-converged HCI overviewUpdated 1/18/2018 This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. Converged Infrastructure including CI, CIB and HCI can be complete data infrastructure for smaller ...

HPE Continues Buying Into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Updated 1/16/2018 HPE expanded its Storage I/O Data Infrastructures portfolio buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g. no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it ...

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence In case you have not heard, the joint initiative (JV) founded in the fall of 2009 between Intel VMware Cisco and EMC called VCE had a change of ownership today. Well, kind of...Who is VCE and what's this Zen ...

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 ...

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the SSD storage I/O flash cash cache dash

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the Storage storage I/O flash cash cache dash Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two ...

Where has the FCoE hype and FUD gone? (with poll)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A couple of years ago I did this post about if Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course? Fast forward to today, has anybody else noticed that there seems to be less hype and fud on Fibre Channel (FC) over Ethernet (FCoE) than a year ...

VCE revisited, now & zen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to ...

The Human Face of Big Data, a Book Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a ...

Oracle, Xsigo, VMware, Nicira, SDN and IOV: IO IO its off to work they go

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

In case you missed it, VMware recently announced spending $1.05 billion USD acquiring startup Nicira for their virtualization and software technology that enables software defined networks (SDN). Also last week Oracle was in the news getting its hands slapped by for making misleading advertisement performance claims vs. IBM....

Part IV: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fourth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what does this mean for IBM Business Partners (BPs) and ISVs? What could very well differentiate IBM PureSystems from those of other competitors ...

Part V: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fifth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here.So what about vendor or technology lock in? So who is responsible for vendor or technology lock in? When I was working in IT organizations, (e.g. ...