Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertechThe following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model. This new report looks at Distributed File Server and Consolidated Cloud Storage Economic Comparison with a fundamental economic comparison model ...

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation? The new CLOUD Act data regulation became law as part of the recent $1.3 Trillion (USD) omnibus U.S. government budget spending bill passed by Congress on March 23, 2018 and signed by ...

AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I) This Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway Revisited posts is a follow-up to the AWS Storage Gateway test drive and review I did a few years ago (thus why it's called revisited). As part of a two-part series, the first post looks at ...

EMCworld 2016 Getting Started on Dell EMC announcements

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

EMCworld 2016 Getting Started on Dell EMC announcementsIt's the first morning of EMCworld 2016 here in Las Vegas with some items already announced today, and more in the wings. One of the underlying themes and discussions besides what's new or who's doing what, is that this is for all practical ...

Part 3 – Which HDD for content applicaitons – Test Configuration

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for content applications - HDD Test ConfigurationUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform hdd test configuratoin Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the third in a multi-part series (read part two here) based on a white paper hands-on lab ...

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might have guessed, by being file sync and share of cloud storage Zocalo can be seen as a competitor or ...

Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns?

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting down and that customers should move their data.Nirvanix has also posted an announcement that they have established an agreement with IBM Softlayer (read about that acquisition ...

Cloud conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 overview (Part II S3)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three-part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here (closer look at ...

Cloud conversation, Thanks Gartner for saying what has been said

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club. Why am I thanking Gartner? Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help ...

Congratulations Imation and Nexsan, are there any independent storage vendors left?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Last week Imation, the company that is known for making CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape and in the past floppy disk (diskettes) bought Nexsan, a company known for the SATA and SAS storage products. Imation is also (or should be) owns the TDK and Memorex names (remember is ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages (Part II)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the second in a two-part industry trends and perspective looking at learning from cloud incidents, view part I here.There is good information, insight and lessons to be learned from cloud outages and other incidents. Sorry cynics no that does not mean an end to clouds, as they ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the first of a two-part industry trends and perspectives series looking at how to learn from cloud outages (read part II here). In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox (view ...

Ceph Day in Amsterdam and Sage Weil on Object Storage

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Announcing SAS SANs for Dummies book, LSI edition

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI.This new book (ebook and print hard ...