Catching Up With Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements Time for some catching up with summer 2018 IBM cloudy software defined storage announcements that were made earlier this week. The Share Event (Mainframe centric) is occurring this week in St. Louis. Thus, it is no surprise that it is time for ...

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systemsIBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems.As a single server or node, the Power9 E950 supports up to four (4) CPU processor sockets each with multiple cores. An E980 system comprises up to four E950 based ...

Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster? Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brain buster? For some in the IT industry as well as financial markets, there is skepticism about Broadcom (formerly known as Avago) making an announcing that they are buying CA Technologies (CA) for ...

September 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Server StorageIO September 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Slilly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) Database Server I/O PodcastIn this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, ...

Server StorageIO October 2015 Update Newsletter

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

November 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, November 24th, 2014


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 ...

Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM's Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage announced today. You can view part I of the IBM FCSA announcement synopsis here.Some FCSA ssd ...

June 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, June 24th, 2013

June 2013 News letterWelcome to the June 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. In this edition coverage includes data center infrastructure management (DCIM), metrics that matter, industry trends, IBM buying Softlayer for Cloud, IaaS and managed services. Other items include backup and data protection topics ...

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 ...