What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?Updated 10/9/2018What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction? Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) is a collection of techniques, technologies, tools and best practices that are used to address data growth management challenges. Dedupe is currently the industry darling for DFR particularly in the scope or context ...

August 2010 StorageIO News Letter

Monday, August 30th, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter Welcome to the August Summer Wrap Up 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows ...

My Favorite Late Summer Reading Material

Friday, August 20th, 2010

No it is not the Tape Times, or the Oracle Sun times, or IBM Magic Moments, or EMC Money Magazine, nor is it the Oracle Law Journal review. Sorry to say that it is not the Dedupe Discovery Debate Diaries, nor is it the Virtual Vanity Fair ...

Back to school shopping: Dude, Dell Digests 3PAR Disk storage

Monday, August 16th, 2010

No sooner has the dust settled from Dells other recent acquisitions, its back to school shopping time and the latest bargain for the Round Rock Texas folks is bay (San Francisco) area storage vendor 3PAR for $1.15B. As a refresh, some of Dells more recent acquisitions ...

Data footprint reduction (Part 1): Life beyond dedupe and changing data lifecycles

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced) synopsis of what Dell buying Ocarina as well as IBM acquiring Storwize means read ...

July 2010 Odds and Ends: Perspectives, Tips and Articles

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are some items that have been added to the main StorageIO website news, tips and articles, video podcast related pages that pertain to a variety of topics ranging from data storage, IO, networking, data centers, virtualization, Green IT, performance, metrics and more. These content items include various odds and end ...

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Here in the northern hemisphere it is late April and thus mid spring time. That means the trees sprouting their buds, leaves and flowering while other plants and things come to life. In Minnesota where I live, there is not a cloud in the sky today, the sun is out and ...

Inaugural StorageIO Newsletter

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Welcome to the winter 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This inaugural edition of the StorageIO news letter coincides with our 5th year in business along with recent web site and blog enhancements. In an age of social media including facebook, twitter, blogs and video, some might ...

Green IT, Green Gap, Tiered Energy and Green Myths

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

There are many different aspects of Green IT along with several myths or misperceptions not to mention missed opportunities. There is a Green Gap or disconnect between environmentally aware, focused messaging and core IT data center issues. For example, when I ask IT professionals whether they ...

Technology Tiering, Servers Storage and Snow Removal

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Granted it is winter in the northern hemisphere and thus snow storms should not be a surprise. However between December 2009 and early 2010, there has been plenty of record activity from in the U.K. (or here), to the U.S. east coast including New York, Boston and Washington DC, across the ...

California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

CCSE Facility and Seminar SeriesThis past week I had the honor of delivering a keynote presentation in San Diego at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) as part of their continuing education and community outreach and education, workshop and seminar series. The theme ...

EPA Server and Storage Workshop Feb 2, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up on a recent previous post pertaining to US EPA Energy Star(r) for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data Centers, there will be a workshop held Tuesday February 2, 2010 in San Jose, CA. Here is the note (Italics added by me for clarity) from the folks ...

RAID Relevance Revisited

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up from some previous posts on the topic, a continued discussion point in the data storage industry is the relevance (or lack there) of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). These discussions tend to evolve around how RAID is dead due to its lack of real ...

Upcoming Events and Activities Update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

The end of year christmas and new years holiday season has come and gone which means of course that 2009 is a wrap along with the travel from being out and about. In addition to getting some time to relax a bit (playing Wii resort, snow plowing, cooking etc.), I ...