VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (reducing costs complexity)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (Reducing costs complexity) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, ...

EMC is now Dell EMC, part of Dell Technologies and other server storage Updates

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

EMC is now Dell EMC and other server storage UpdatesIn case you missed it or did not hear, EMC is now Dell EMC and is future ready (one of their new tag lines). What this means is that EMC is no longer a publicly traded company instead now being privately ...

Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls)Is there an information recession where you are creating, processing, moving or saving less data? Are you using less data storage than in the past either locally online, offline or remote including via clouds? IMHO there is no such ...

Part II Until the focus expands to data protection – What to do about it

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Part II - Until the focus expands to data protection - What to do about it This is the second of a three-part series (read part I here) about how vendors are keeping backup alive, however what they can and should do to shift and expand the conversation to data protection ...

Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Blog post: Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants Update 1/10/18 Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part ...

Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details, insights and perspectives about EMC XtremIO and it’s generally availability that were announced today.XtremIO the basics All flash Solid State Device (SSD) ...

Garbage data in, garbage information out, big data or big garbage?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Do you know the computer technology saying, garbage data in results in garbage information out? In other words even with the best algorithms and hardware, bad, junk or garbage data put in results in garbage information delivered. Of course, you might have data analysis and cleaning software to ...

More modernizing data protection, virtualization and clouds with certainty

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is a follow-up to a recent post about modernizing data protection and doing more than simply swapping out media or mediums like flat tires on a car as well as part of the Quantum protecting data with certainty event series. As part of a recent 15 city event series sponsored ...

EPA Energy Star for data center storage draft 3 specification

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are not familiar with the EPA Energy ...

Commentary on Clouds, Storage, Networking, Green IT and other topics

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Rather than doing a bunch of separate posts, here is a collection of different perspectives and commentary on various IT and data storage industry activity.In this link are comments and perspectives regarding thin provisioning including how it works as well as when to use it for optimizing storage space capacity. ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book released

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ok, it's now official, following its debut at the VMworld 2011 book store last week in Las Vegas, my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) is now formally released with general availability announced today along with companion material located at https://storageio.com/book3.html including the Cloud and Virtual Data Storage ...

Industry trend: People plus data are aging and living longer

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Lets face it, people and information are living longer and thus there are more of each along with a strong interdependency by both. People living and data being retained longer should not be a surprise, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. There is no such thing as ...

Cloud storage: Dont be scared, however look before you leap

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Here is a link to a web cast on BrightTalk I will be doing live on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 1PM Pacific, 3PM Central or 4PM Eastern time lasting about 45 minutes. The web cast is titled: Cloud storage: Dont be scared, however look before you leap.This web cast ...

Fall 2010 StorageIO News Letter

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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