Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage News Trends

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Cloud, Software Defined, Scale-Out, Object Storage News TrendsUpdated 1/21/2018Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends page. This page contains various links pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends and resources. Other resources pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk ...

Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Slilly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) Database Server I/O PodcastIn this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, ...

Cloud and Object storage are in your future, what are some questions?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Cloud and Object storage are in your future, what are some questions?IMHO there is no doubt that cloud and object storage are in your future, what are some questions? Granted, what type of cloud and object storage or service along with for work or entertainment are some questions. Likewise, what are your ...

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016Updated 12/8/16In case you had not heard, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA, also known as Release To Manufacturing (RTM) ) of the newest version of its Windows server operating system aka Windows Server 2016 along with System Center 2016. Note ...

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) with Intel 750 among others

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already)Updated 2/2/2018Get in the NVMe SSD game. If you are or have talked the Non Volatile Memory (NVM) and NVM Express (NVMe) flash SSD talk, however have not yet done the walk, there are some good opportunities to do ...

12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness Webinar

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

12Gb SAS SSD Enabling Server Storage I/O Performance and Effectiveness WebinarNon-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solid State Devices (SSDs) including nand flash, DRAM as well as emerging PCM and 3D XPoint as part of Storage Class Memories (SCMs) are in your future. The questions are where, when, for what, how much as ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Server Platform

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Server PlatformUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform? Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications Different File Size Impact

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications Different File Size ImpactUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform different file size impact. Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the fifth in a multi-part series (read part four here) based on a white paper hands-on ...

HDDs evolve for Content Application servers

Monday, April 25th, 2016

HDDs evolve for Content Application serversUpdated 1/23/2018 Enterprise HDDs evolve for content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the seventh and final post in this multi-part series (read part six here) based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of Servers ...

PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirements

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirementsUpdated 10/9/18PACE your Server Storage I/O decision-making, it's about application requirements. Regardless of if you are looking for physical, software-defined virtual, cloud or container storage, block, file or object, primary, secondary or protection copies, standalone, converged, hyper-converged, cluster in a ...

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

VMware vCloud Air Server StorageIOlab Test Drive with videos Recently I was invited by VMware vCloud Air to do a free hands-on test drive of their actual production environment. Some of you may already being using VMware vSphere, vRealize and other software defined data center (SDDC) aka Virtual Server Infrastructure ...

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark ToolsThis is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-one of this post here, along with ...

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Performance Resource Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking Performance Resource ToolsUpdated 1/23/2018 Server storage I/O benchmark performance resource tools, various articles and tips. These include tools for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments.The best server and storage I/O (input/output operation) is the one that you do not have to do, the second best is ...

Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part series about Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 and other recent cloud updates, read part two here. Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updatesA few weeks ago I attended Amazon Web Service (AWS) re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas for a few days. For those ...