DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used ...

Where has the FCoE hype and FUD gone? (with poll)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A couple of years ago I did this post about if Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course? Fast forward to today, has anybody else noticed that there seems to be less hype and fud on Fibre Channel (FC) over Ethernet (FCoE) than a year ...

Oracle, Xsigo, VMware, Nicira, SDN and IOV: IO IO its off to work they go

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

In case you missed it, VMware recently announced spending $1.05 billion USD acquiring startup Nicira for their virtualization and software technology that enables software defined networks (SDN). Also last week Oracle was in the news getting its hands slapped by for making misleading advertisement performance claims vs. IBM....

Congratulations to IBM for releasing XIV SPC results

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Over the past several years I have done an annual post about IBM and their XIV storage system and this is the fourth in what has become a series. You can read the first one here, the second one here, and last years here and here after the announcement of ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book released

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ok, it's now official, following its debut at the VMworld 2011 book store last week in Las Vegas, my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) is now formally released with general availability announced today along with companion material located at https://storageio.com/book3.html including the Cloud and Virtual Data Storage ...

StorageIO going Dutch again: October 2011 Seminar for storage professionals

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch partner Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day workshop seminar for IT storage, virtualization, and networking professionals Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of October 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar for storage professionals ...

Poll: Networking Convergence, Ethernet, InfiniBand or both?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I just received an email in my inbox from Voltaire along with a pile of other advertisements, advisories, alerts and announcements from other folks. What caught my eye on the email was that it is announcing a new survey results that you can read here as well as below. ...

Links to Upcoming and Recent Webcasts and Videocasts

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Here are links to several recent and upcoming Webcast and video casts covering a wide range of topics. Some of these free Webcast and video casts may require registration.Industry Trends & Perspectives - Data Protection for Virtual Server EnvironmentsNext Generation Data Centers Today: What's New with Storage and NetworkingHot Storage ...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go In The Water Again!

Friday, April 4th, 2008

In the shark infested waters where I/O and networking debates often rage, the Fibre Channel vs. iSCSI, or, is that iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel debates continue which is about as surprising as an ice berg melting because it floated into warmer water or hot air in the tropics.Here's a ...