Part II – EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFAThis is the second post in a two-part series on the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part one here. Lets take a closer look at how EMC DSSD D5 works, its hardware and software components, how it compares and other ...

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion ...

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 ...

Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together: (Part II)

Monday, January 21st, 2013

In the first part of this post I showed how to use a tip from Dunacn Epping to fake VMware into thinking that a HHDD (Hybrid Hard Disk Drive) was a SSD. Now lets look at using a tip from Dave Warburton to make an internal SATA HDD into ...

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 ...

Getting SASy, the other shared storage option for disk and SSD systems

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 Getting SASsy, the other shared server to storage interconnect for disk and SSD systems. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is better known as an interface for connecting ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: 6GB SAS and DAS are not Dumb A$$ Storage

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Blog: Industry Trends and Perspectives: 6GB SAS and DAS are not Dumb A$$ Storage This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, ...