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 ...

HDS buys BlueArc, any surprises here?

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Technically here in the northern hemisphere it is still summer, so there is another summer wedding to announce. The other day Hitachi Data Systems (aka HDS) announced that they finally tied the knot buying their Network Attached Storage (NAS) partner BlueArc whom they have been in a OEM premarital arrangement for ...

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 ...

Virtual Storage and Social Media: What did EMC not Announce?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Synopsis: EMC made a vision statement in a recent multimedia briefing that has a social networking angle as well as storage virtualization, virtual storage, public and private clouds. Basically EMC provided a vision preview of in a social media networking friendly manner of a vision being refereed to ...

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 ...

Does IBM Power7 processor announcement signal storage upgrades?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

IBM recently announced the Power7 as the latest generation of processors that the company uses in some of its mid range and high end compute servers including the iSeries and pSeries. IBM Power7 processor wafers (chips) What is the Power7 processor? The Power7 is the latest ...

StorageIO in the News Update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

StorageIO is regularly quoted and interviewed in various industry and vertical market venues and publications both on-line and in print on a global basis.The following are some coverage, perspectives and commentary by StorageIO on IT industry trends including servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, services, virtualization, cloud, cluster, grid, SSD, data ...

StorageIO in the news

Friday, August 7th, 2009

StorageIO is regularly quoted and interviewed in various industry and vertical market venues and publications both on-line and in print on a global basis. The following is coverage, perspectives and commentary by StorageIO on IT industry trends including servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, services, virtualization, cloud, cluster, grid, SSD, data protection, ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Its been a busy year so far and there is still plenty more to do. Taking advantage of a short summer break, I'm getting caught up on some items including putting up a link to some of the recent articles, tips, reports, webcasts, videos and more that I have eluded ...

Clarifying Clustered Storage Confusion

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Clustered storage can be iSCSI, Fibre Channel block based or NAS (NFS or CIFS or proprietary file system) file system based. Clustered storage can also be found in virtual tape library (VTL) including dedupe solutions along with other storage solutions such as those for archiving, cloud, medical or other specialized ...

Downloads for fall 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions now available

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The TechTarget Storage Media Group has posted on Bitpipe the session presentations from the recent fall (November 17-19th) 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions event. If you have never been to a Storage Decisions event, it�s a great venue for meeting with IT and storage professionals as well as vendors who also ...

Time In and Around Clouds

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

This past week I spent some time in, around and above the clouds literally and figutively. I was in the Netherlands the past few days doing a seminar with Brouwer Storage as well as key note presentation on Wednesday at the Dutch StorageExpo in Utrecht (a fabulous event with lots ...