Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and ...

Six plus data center software defined management dashboards tools

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Software defined data infrastructure management insight toolsUpdated 1/17/2018 Managing data infrastructures involves using software defined management dashboards tools. Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six ...

Storage Effiency and Optimizaiton – Balancing Time and Space

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here's a link to the presentation I recently delivered at the Spring 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul area CMG (Computer Measurement Group - CMG) March 20th, 2009 hosted by Nexus Information Systems and organized by Tom Becchetti. The theme of the event was "Is your storage efficient? There are many ways ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...

Out and About Update

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

As part of the continuing on the road theme and series, this post is being done while traveling for this weeks adventures and events including stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and wrapping up the week in Minneapolis at the local CMG quarterly meeting event. At both last weeks events in ...

CMG, Enabling “The Green and Virtual Data Center”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Last week I was invited to by Tom Becchetti and the Minneapolis CMG folks to keynote at their session hosted at the Brocade facity in Minneapolis along with other speakers from Brocade, IBM, Teamquest and Sun.The theme of my talk was "The Green and Virtual Data Center and ...

Power, Cooling, Floor-space, Environmental (PCFE) and Green Metrics

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The Metrics and Measurement page on has been updated along with other pages covering IT data center PCFE and green topics for servers, storage, networks and facilities. Have a look.Ok, nuff said. Cheers gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data ...

Do Disk based VTLs draw less power than Tape?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The tape is dead debates rage on as they have for a decades which make for good press and discussion or debate during slow times, similar to coverage of what Britney Spears or Paris Hilton are or are not wearing.In the on-going debates and Greenwashing of what technology or vendor ...

Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Heres a Link to a new article/column/opinion piece over at Enterprise Storage Forum by me about "Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha" in the storage industry.Have a read for yourself.Cheers GS