Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) BMW Private Cloud Strategy

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If your organization like StorageIO is a member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) you may be aware of the resources they make available about cloud, virtualization, security and more. Unlike so many other industry associates or trade groups dominated by vendors, the ODCA has an IT or ...

Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content feed (https://storageioblog.com/RSSfull.xml). Excluding traditional media venues, columns, articles, web casts and web site visits (StorageIO.com and StorageIO.TV), StorageIO ...

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

Dell is buying Quest software, not the phone company Qwest

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

For those not familiar with Quest, they are a software company not to be confused with the telephone communications company formerly known as Qwest (aka now known as centurylink). Both Dell and Quest have been on software related acquisition initiatives that past few years with Quest having purchased vKernel, ...

Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Spring (May) 2012 News letterWelcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web ...

Part IV: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fourth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what does this mean for IBM Business Partners (BPs) and ISVs? What could very well differentiate IBM PureSystems from those of other competitors ...

Part V: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fifth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here.So what about vendor or technology lock in? So who is responsible for vendor or technology lock in? When I was working in IT organizations, (e.g. ...

Part III: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the third in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what about the IBM Virtual Appliance Factory? Where PureFlex and PureApplication (PureSystems) are the platforms or vehicles for enabling your journey to efficient and effective ...

Part II: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the second in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what are the speeds and feeds of a PureFlex system? The components that make up the PureFlex line include:IBM management ...

Part I: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the first in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the next post here.For a certain generation of IBM faithful or followers the recently announced PureFlex and PureApplication systems might give a sense of DejaVu perhaps even causing some to ...

Data Center I/O Bottlenecks Performance Issues and Impacts

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

This is an excerpt blog version of the popular Server and StorageIO Group white paper "IT Data Center and Data Storage Bottlenecks" originally published August of 2006 that is as much if not more relevant today than it was in the past. Most Information Technology (IT) data centers have bottleneck ...

Green Power and Cooling Tools and Calculators

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

In the course of doing research and consulting work with various IT organizations, VARs, trade groups and vendors over the past couple of years, not to mention in preparing for my new book "The Green and Virtual Data Center" (Auerbach), I have come across (see a list here) several tools, ...

Storage Optimization: Performance, Availability, Capacity, Effectiveness

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

With the IT and storage industry shying away from green hype, green washing and other green noise, there is also a growing realization that the new green is about effectively boosting efficiency to improve productivity and profitability or to sustain business and IT growth during tough economic times.This past ...

From ILM to IIM, Is this a solution sell looking for a problem?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Enterprise Storage Forum has a new piece about what could be the successor to ILM from a marketing rallying cry perspective in the form of Intelligent Information Management (IIM).Information management is an important topic, however, given tough economic times, can IIM be joined into some other discussions about efficiency ...