What am I hearing and seeing while out and about

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It has been a busy fall 2011 which started out with VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas just before the labor day weekend.Scenes from the CXI party (@cxi) at VMworld 2011 Besides activity in support of the launch of my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), I ...

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 ...

StorageIO going Dutch again: October 2011 Seminar for storage professionals

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch partner Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day workshop seminar for IT storage, virtualization, and networking professionals Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of October 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar for storage professionals ...

Getting SASy, the other shared storage option for disk and SSD systems

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The Virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to Getting SASsy, the other shared server to storage interconnect for disk and SSD systems. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is better known as an interface for connecting ...

Summer 2011 StorageIO News Letter

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Summer 2011 NewsletterWelcome to the Summer 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Spring 2011 edition.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.   Click on ...

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 ...

Dude, is Dell going to buy Brocade?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Some IT industry buzz this week is around continued speculation (or here) of who will Dell buy next and will it be Brocade. Brocade was mentioned as a possible acquisition by some in the IT industry last fall after Dell stepped back from the 3PAR bidding war with HP. Industry rumors ...

Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Here is an article by Drew Robb over at Enterprise Storage Forum about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and its state of adoption. Drews article includes comments and perspectives from myself around where FCoE is going and why it is on a long road and not a sprint for a ...

From bits to bytes: Decoding Encoding

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

With networking, care should be taken to understand if a given speed or performance capacity is being specified in bits or bytes as well as in base 2 (binary) or base 10 (decimal). Another consideration and potential point of confusion are line rates (GBaud) and link speed which ...

Winter 2011 Server and StorageIO News Letter

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Is the new HDS VSP really the MVSP?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Today HDS announced with much fan fare that must have been a million dollar launch budget the VSP (successor to the previous USPV and USPVM). Im also thinking that the HDS VSP (not to be confused with HP SVSP that HP OEMs via LSI) could also be called the ...

Has FCoE entered the trough of disillusionment?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs based on what I am seeing and hearing in my conversations with IT professionals on a global basis. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and ...

Gregs StorageIO Out and About Update: June 2010

Monday, June 28th, 2010

With the 2010 summer solstice having occurred in the northern hemisphere that means it is time for a quick out and about update. It has been a busy winter and spring in the office, on the road as well as at home. Some results of this ...