July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Monday, July 30th, 2018

July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 7 (July 2018) Hello and welcome to the July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter can be viewed here ( HTML and ...

Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable InfrastructureThis is Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part III here and part V here). Last week ...

Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Updated 7/30/2018 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast's, events and industry links among other resources. Various Data Infrastructure including hardware, software, services related links: Links A-E Links F-J ...

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each OtherUpdated 2/2/2018NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other > Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study ...

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors SDDI and SDDCToday Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type ...

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell ...

SDx Summit London UK (Planning and Enabling Your Journey to Software Defined)

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Planning and Enabling Your Journey to Software Defined)Will 2017 be there year of all software-defined X (e.g. SDx) where X can be everything from data centers (SDDC), data infrastructures (SDDI), infrastructure (SDI), storage (SDS), network (SDN) or marketing (SDM) among others? What about IoT, IoD, ByoD, ByoL (bring your own ...

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) with Intel 750 among others

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already)Updated 2/2/2018Get in the NVMe SSD game. If you are or have talked the Non Volatile Memory (NVM) and NVM Express (NVMe) flash SSD talk, however have not yet done the walk, there are some good opportunities to do ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Server Platform

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Server PlatformUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform? Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications General I/O Performance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications general I/O PerformanceUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform general I/O performance

August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015



Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Non Volatile Memory (NVM), NVMe, Flash Memory Summit and SSD updates I attended the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara CA last week and not surprisingly there were many announcements about Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) along with related enabling technologies. Some of these announcements were component based intended for original equipment ...

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion ...

Intel Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory NVM for servers storage

Friday, July 31st, 2015

3D XPoint NVM persistent memory PM storage class memory SCMUpdated 1/31/2018This is the first of a three-part series on Intel Micron unveil new 3D XPoint Non Volatie Memory NVM for servers storage announcement. Read Part II here and Part III here. In a webcast the other day, Intel ...