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, ...

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 ...

Convergence: People, Processes, Policies and Products

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is people, processes and policies (or more here).The reason I bring this up is ...

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 ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book VMworld 2011 debut

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Following up from a previous preview post about my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) for those for those attending VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas Monday August 29 through Thursday September 1st 2011, you can pick up your copy at the VMworld book store.Book signing ...

Supporting IT growth demand during economic uncertain times

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Doing more with less, doing more with what you have or reducing cost have been the mantra for the past several years now. Does that mean as a trend, they are being adopted as the new way of doing business, or simply a cycle or temporary situation? Reality is that many if ...

NetApp and Akorri: An E2E cross technology domain SRA play

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The other day NetApp announced that it was planning on doing another acquisition following on their recent purchase of Bycast (policy based storage and management software).This time, NetApp is doing yet another ...

E2E Awareness and insight for IT environments

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I recently did a couple of Industry Trends and Perspectives webcast events around the topic and themes of End to End (E2E) awareness and cross domain (or technology) management insight for cloud, virtual and other abstracted as well as physical IT environments. The importance of E2E awareness of IT resources across ...

End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud and Virtual Environments

Friday, October 15th, 2010

A new StorageIO Industry Trends and Perspective (ITP) white paper titled "End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud, Virtual and Abstracted Environments" is now available at www.storageio.com/reports compliments of SANpulse technologies. End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Virtual, Cloud and abstracted environments: Importance of Situational ...