Can we get a side of context with them IOPS server storage metrics?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Can we get a side of context with them server storage metrics?Updated 2/10/2018Whats the best server storage I/O network metric or benchmark? It depends as there needs to be some context with them IOPS and other server storage I/O metrics that matter. There is an old saying that the best I/O ...

Part II: EMC Evolves Enterprise Data Protection with Enhancements

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

This is the second part of a two-part series on recent EMC backup and data protection announcements. Read part I here.What about the products, what's new? In addition to articulating their strategy for modernizing data protection (covered in part I here), EMC announced enhancements to ...

EMC Evolves Enterprise Data Protection with Enhancements (Part I)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A couple of months ago at EMCworld there were announcements around ViPR, Pivotal along with trust and clouds among other topics. During the recent EMCworld event there were some questions among attendees what about backup and data protection announcements (or lack there of)?Modernizing Data Protection Today EMC ...

Tape is still alive, or at least in conversations and discussions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Depending on whom you talk to or ask, you will get different views and opinions, some of them stronger than others on if magnetic tape is dead or alive as a data storage medium. However an aspect of tape that is alive are the discussions by those ...

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 ...

If March 31st is backup day, dont be fooled with restore on April 1st

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

With March 31st as world backup day, hopefully some will keep recovery and restoration in mind to not be fooled on April 1st.When it comes to protecting data, it may not be a headline news disaster such as earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane or act of man, rather something as ...

What industry pundits love and loathe about data storage

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Drew Robb has a good article about what IT industry pundits including vendors, analysts, and advisors loath including comments from myself. In the article Drew asks: What do you really love about storage and what are your pet peeves? One of my comments and perspectives is that I like Hybrid ...

The blame game: Does cloud storage result in data loss?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I recently came across a piece by Carl Brooks over at IT Tech News Daily that caught my eye, title was Cloud Storage Often Results in Data Loss. The piece has an effective title (good for search engine: SEO optimization) as it stood out from many others ...

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 ...

SMB, SOHO and low end NAS gaining enterprise features

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Here is a link to an interview that I did providing industry trends, perspectives and commentary on how Network Attached Storage (NAS) aka file and data sharing for the Small Medium Business (SMB), Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and consumer or low end offerings are gaining features and functionality traditionally ...

Are Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) getting too big?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lets start out by clarifying something, that is in terms of context or scope, big means storage capacity as opposed to the physical packaging size of a hard disk drive (HDD) which are getting smaller. So are HDDs in terms of storage capacity getting too big? This question of if HDDs ...

Using Removable Hard Disk Drives (RHDDs)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Removable hard disk drives (RHDD) are a form of removable media which includes magnetic tape that address many common use cases. Usage scenarios include enabling bulk data portability for larger environments or for D2D backup where the media needs to be physically moved offsite for small and mid sized environments. ...

Spring 2011 Server and StorageIO News Letter

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Spring 2011 NewsletterWelcome to the Spring 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Winter 2011 edition.You can access this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions.   Click on the following ...

The data storage prayer

Friday, April 15th, 2011

On a lighter note. For those who follow or are involved with data storage religiously with a passion, then this is for you. As for others who do not get or understand what this is about, just ask those who are devout data storage followers. Now I lay my data to sleep I ...