March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update NewsletterVolume 18, Issue 3 (March 2018) Hello and welcome to the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. If you are wondering where the January and February 2018 update newsletters are, they are rolled into this combined edition. In addition to the short ...

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors SDDI and SDDCToday Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type ...

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-Waste

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Happy Earth Day 2016 Eliminating Digital and Data e-WasteWith Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic waste (e-waste).For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following are five tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste and ...

Green and Virtual Data Center Links

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Updated 10/25/2017 Green and Virtual IT Data Center LinksMoving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power ...

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washing

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

SSD and Green IT moving beyond green washingKeeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over ...

EPA Energy Star for data center storage draft 3 specification

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are not familiar with the EPA Energy ...

Green IT deferral blamed on economic recession might be result of green gap

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I recently saw a comment somewhere that talked about Green IT being deferred or set aside due to lack of funding because of ongoing global economic turmoil. For those who see Green IT in the context of the green washing efforts that requiring spending to gain some benefits that I ...

SNW Fall 2011 revisited and SNIA Emerald program

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I traveled down to Orlando Florida for a few days to attend the fall 2011 SNW (Storage Networking World) produced in conjunction by IDG Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). While at the Orlando event, SNIA executive director Leo ...

Commentary on Clouds, Storage, Networking, Green IT and other topics

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Rather than doing a bunch of separate posts, here is a collection of different perspectives and commentary on various IT and data storage industry activity.In this link are comments and perspectives regarding thin provisioning including how it works as well as when to use it for optimizing storage space capacity. ...

Practical Email optimization and archiving strategies

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Email is a popular tool for messaging, calendaring, and managing contacts along with attachments in most organizations.Given the popularity of email and diverse ways that it is used for managing various forms of unstructured data attachments including photos, video, audio, spreadsheets, presentations and other document objects, there are corresponding ...

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 ...

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 ...

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spin

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spinUpdated 2/10/2018Despite having been repeatedly declared dead at the hands of some new emerging technology over the past several decades, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) continues to spin and evolve as it moves towards its 60th birthday. More recently HDDs have been declared ...

Have VTLs or VxLs become Zombies, Declared dead yet still alive?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Have you heard or read the reports and speculation that VTLs (Virtual Tape Libraries) are dead? It seems that in IT the all to popular trend is to declare something dead so that your new product or technology can have a chance of making it in to the ...