CompTIA needs input for their Storage+ certification, can you help?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

CompTIA needs input for their Storage+ certification, can you help?The CompTIA folks are looking for some comments and feedback from those who are involved with data storage in various ways as part of planning for their upcoming enhancements to the Storage+ certification testing. As a point of disclosure, I ...

Despite being declared dead, Fibre Channel continues to evolve with FC-BB-6

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Despite being declared dead, Fibre Channel continues to evolve with FC-BB-6 Like many technologies that have been around for more than a decade or two, they often get declared dead when something new appears and Fibre Channel (FC) for networking with your servers and storage falls into that category. It seems ...

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Games of inches and seconds, performance and skill Some of these ...

Care to help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation?

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Blog post - Can you help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? Over the past week or so have had many email conversations with the Coraid marketing/public relations (PR) folks who want to share some of their content unique or custom content with you.Normally I (aka ...

March 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Friday, March 29th, 2013

March 2013 News letterWelcome to the March 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update news letter including a new format and added content.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions. ...

Where has the FCoE hype and FUD gone? (with poll)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A couple of years ago I did this post about if Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course? Fast forward to today, has anybody else noticed that there seems to be less hype and fud on Fibre Channel (FC) over Ethernet (FCoE) than a year ...

Oracle, Xsigo, VMware, Nicira, SDN and IOV: IO IO its off to work they go

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

In case you missed it, VMware recently announced spending $1.05 billion USD acquiring startup Nicira for their virtualization and software technology that enables software defined networks (SDN). Also last week Oracle was in the news getting its hands slapped by for making misleading advertisement performance claims vs. IBM....

How can direct attached storage (DAS) make a comeback if it never left?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Have you seen or heard the theme that Direct Attached Storage (DAS), either dedicated or shared, internal or external is making a comeback? Wait, if something did not go away, how can it make a comeback? IMHO it is as simple as for the past decade or so, DAS ...

Why FC and FCoE vendors get beat up over bandwidth?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Have you noticed how Fibre Channel (FC) and FC over Ethernet (FCoE) switch and adapter vendors and their followers focus around bandwidth vs. response time, latency or other performance activity? For example, 8Gb FC (e.g. 8GFC), or 10Gb as opposed to latency and response time, or IOPS and other activity ...

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 ...

Top storageio cloud virtualization networking and data protection posts

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Im in the process of wrapping up 2011 and getting ready for 2012. Here is a list of the top 25 all time posts from StorageIOblog covering cloud, virtualization, servers, storage, green IT, networking and data protection. Looking back, here is 2010 and 2011 industry trends, thoughts and ...

2012 industry trends perspectives and commentary (predictions)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

2011 is almost over, so its wrap up time of the year as well as getting ready for 2012. Here is a link to a post of the top 25 new posts that appeared on StorageIOblog in 2011. As a companion to the above, here is a link to the all ...

Top 2011 cloud virtualization storage and networking posts

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Im in the process of wrapping up 2011 and getting ready for 2012, here is a list of the top 25 new posts from this past year at StorageIOblog. Looking back, here is a post about industry trends, thoughts and perspective predictions for 2010 and 2011 (preview 2012 and 2013 ...

IT and technology turkeys

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Now that Halloween and talk of Zombies has past (at least for now), that means next up on the social or holiday calendar topics in the U.S. is thanksgiving which means turkey themes. With turkey themes in mind, how about some past, current and maybe future technology flops or where ...