StorageIO books by Greg Schulz added to Intel Recommended Reading Lists

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

My two most recent books The Green and Virtual Data Center and Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking both published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis have been added to the Intel Recommended Reading List for Developers.If you are not familiar with the Intel Recommended Reading List ...

IT and storage economics 101, supply and demand

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

In my 2012 (and 2013) industry trends and perspectives predictions I mentioned that some storage systems vendors who managed their costs could benefit from the current Hard Disk Drive (HDD) shortage. Most in the industry would say that is saying what they have said, however I have an alternate scenario. ...

Kudos to HP CEO Mark Hurd for dignity to step down from his post

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Yesterday (Friday) late afternoon, HP announced (or read here) that their CEO Mark Hurd was resigning due to improprieties uncovered during an internal investigation. HP is far from being alone in the corporate world involving investigations, lawsuits by governments or allegations of bribes and impropriety. However what ...

Is MAID Storage Dead? I Dont Think So!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Some vendors are doing better than others and first generation MAID (Massive or monolithic Array of Idle Disks) might be dead or about to be deceased, spun down or put into a long term sleep mode, it is safe to say that second generation MAID (e.g. ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...

Did HP respond to EMC and Cisco VCE with Microsoft HyperV bundle?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco along with Intel and VMware created the VCE collation along with a consumption model based service joint venture called Acadia.In other activity last week, HP made several announcements including: Improvements in sensing technologies StorageWorks enhancements (SVSP, IBRIX, EVA and HyperV, X9000 and others) ...

Poll: EMC and Cisco Acadia VCE, what does it mean?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

EMC and Cisco recently announced their new Acadia VCE coalition along with Intel and VMware. As part of the VCE the collation or joint venture is also providing to market pre-acted vblocks that include Cisco servers power by Intel and network switches, EMC storage and management tools ...

Acadia VCE: VMware + Cisco + EMC = Virtual Computing Environment

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Was today the day the music died? (click here or here if you are not familar with the expression) Add another three letter acronym (TLA) to your IT vocabulary if you are involved with server, storage, networking, virtualization, security and related infrastructure resource management (IRM) ...

SSD activity continues to go virtually round and round

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Solid State Disk (SSD) (both FLASH and RAM based) activities and discussions continue to go round and round (pun intended) with announcements (here, here, here, here, here, and here and among others) of various improvements and evolution for technologies focused from the consumer to the small office home ...