HPE Continues Buying Into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Updated 1/16/2018 HPE expanded its Storage I/O Data Infrastructures portfolio buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g. no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it ...

Server StorageIO October 2015 Update Newsletter

Thursday, October 29th, 2015



VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence In case you have not heard, the joint initiative (JV) founded in the fall of 2009 between Intel VMware Cisco and EMC called VCE had a change of ownership today. Well, kind of...Who is VCE and what's this Zen ...

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Games of inches and seconds, performance and skill Some of these ...

Lenovo buys IBM’s xSeries aka x86 server business, what about EMC?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Lenovo buys IBM's xSeries x86 server business for $2.3B USD, what about EMC? Once again Lenovo is new owner of some IBM computer technology, this time by acquiring the x86 (e.g. xSeries) server business unit from big blue. Today Lenovo announced its plan to acquire the IBM x86 ...

VMworld 2013 Vmware, server, storage I/O and networking update (Day 1)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Congratulations to VMware on 10 years of VMworld! With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements.Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and ...

IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider.IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise (read more about clouds, conversations and confidence here).It's about the management, flexibly, scale up, out and down, agility and valueware.Is ...

Summary, EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from earlier today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today’s VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. The enhanced ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive (part III)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the third in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here and second post here) looking at what else EMC announced today in addition to an enhanced VMAX 10K and dispelling the myth that large storage arrays are dead (or at least for now). In addition to the ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part ...

HPs big December 3rd storage announcement

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

HP has been talking and promoting for several weeks (ok, months) their upcoming December 3rd storage announcements from the HP discovery event in Frankfurt Germany.Well its now afternoon which means the early Monday morning December 3rd embargos have been lifted so I can now talk about what HP shared last ...

SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Recently I was in Europe for a couple of weeks including stops at Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe in Frankfurt, StorageExpo Holland, Ceph Day in Amsterdam (object and cloud storage), and Nijkerk where I delivered two separate 2 day, and a single 1 day seminar.At the recent StorageExpo Holland event in Utrecht, I ...

Give HP storage some love and short strokin

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Following up from my last post over at InfoStor about metrics that matter, here is a link to a new piece that I did on storage vendors benchmarking and related topics. This new post looked at an storage performance council (SPC1) benchmark that HP did with their ...

Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

An industry trends and perspective.. Are large storage arrays dead at the hands of SSD? Short answer NO not yet. There is still a place for traditional storage arrays or appliances particular those with extensive features, functionality and reliability availability serviceability (RAS). In other words, there is still a place for ...