Software Defined, Bulk, Cloud, Scale Out, Object Storage Fundamentals

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Cloud, Bulk, Scale-Out, Object Storage FundamentalsUpdated 1/21/2018Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, scale-out, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals page. This page contains various resources, tips, essential topics pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals. Other resources pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk and Object ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications Different File Size Impact

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications Different File Size ImpactUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform different file size impact. Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the fifth in a multi-part series (read part four here) based on a white paper hands-on ...

USENIX FAST (File and Storage Technologies) 2014 Conference Proceedings

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

USENIX FAST (File and Storage Technologies) 2014 Conference Proceedings In case you missed it, the 12th annual USENIX conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) was recently held in Santa Clara, CA.Big Data, Little Data, Fast SSD and Erasure Code Data If like me you are interested in ...

Ceph Day Amsterdam 2012 (Object and cloud storage)

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Recently while I was in Europe presenting some sessions at conferences and doing some seminars, I was invited by Ed Saipetch (@edsai) of Inktank.com to attend the first Ceph Day in Amsterdam.As luck or fate would turn out, I was in Nijkerk which is about an hour train ride from Amsterdam central ...

Mr. Backup (Curtis Preston) goes back to Ceph School

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed (https://storageio.com/StorageIO_Podcast.xml)In ...

Post Holiday IT Shopping Bargains, Dell Buying Exanet?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

For consumers, the time leading up to the holiday Christmas season is usually busy including door busters as well as black Friday among other specials for purchasing gifts and other items. However savvy shoppers will wait for after Christmas or the holidays altogether perhaps well into the ...