IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider.IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise (read more about clouds, conversations and confidence here).It's about the management, flexibly, scale up, out and down, agility and valueware.Is ...

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) ...

StorageIO Momentus Hybrid Hard Disk Drive (HHDD) Moments

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

This is the third in a series of posts that I have done about Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDDs) along with pieces about Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Devices (SSDs). Granted the HDD received its AARP card several years ago when it turned 50 and is routinely declared ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Tiered Hypervisors and Microsoft Hyper-V

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs.These short posts complement other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports.Multiple - Tiered Hypervisors for Server Virtualization The topic of ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...

Should Everything Be Virtualized?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Should everything, that is all servers, storage and I/O along with facilities, be virtualized? The answer not surprisingly should be it depends! Denny Cherry (aka Mrdenny) over at ITKE did a great recent post about applications not being virtualized, particularly databases. In general some of the points or ...