March 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Volume 17, Issue III Hello and welcome to the March 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. First a reminder world backup (and recovery) day is on March 31. Following up from the February Server StorageIO update newsletter that had a focus on data protection this edition includes some additional posts, ...

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 storage I/O performance benchmark workload scripts Part I

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Server storage I/O performance benchmark workload scripts Part IUpdate 1/28/2018This is part one of a two-part series of posts about Server storage I/O performance benchmark workload tools and scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scripts and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for ...

Part II – Some server storage I/O workload scripts and results

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Part II - Some server storage I/O workload scripts and resultsUpdated 1/28/2018This is the second in a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O workload benchmark tools and scripts. View part I here which includes overview, background and information about the tools used ...

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

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I)

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I)This is part-one of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-two of this post here, along with ...

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Performance Resource Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking Performance Resource ToolsUpdated 1/23/2018 Server storage I/O benchmark performance resource tools, various articles and tips. These include tools for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments.The best server and storage I/O (input/output operation) is the one that you do not have to do, the second best is ...

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy The question to ask yourself is not if flash Solid State Device (SSD) technologies are in your future. Instead the questions are when, where, using what, how to configure and related themes. SSD including traditional DRAM and NAND flash-based ...

Can we get a side of context with them IOPS server storage metrics?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Can we get a side of context with them server storage metrics?Updated 2/10/2018Whats the best server storage I/O network metric or benchmark? It depends as there needs to be some context with them IOPS and other server storage I/O metrics that matter. There is an old saying that the best I/O ...

How many I/O iops can flash SSD or HDD do?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

How many i/o iops can flash ssd or hdd do with vmware?Updated 2/10/2018A common question I run across is how many I/O iopsS can flash SSD or HDD storage device or system do or give. The answer is or should be it depends. This is the first of a two-part series looking ...