Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement Summary

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement SummaryThis is part one of a five-part series about Dell Technology World 2018 announcement summary. Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada (LAS) to attend Dell Technology World 2018 (e.g., DTW 2018) as a guest of Dell (that is a ...

Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement DetailsThis is Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part III here, part IV here and part V here). Last week ...

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement DetailsThis is Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part IV (PowerEdge MX Composable) here and part V here). Last week (April ...

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 ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update Summary

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update SummaryVMware announced last week vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 among other updates for their software-defined data center (SDDC) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions. The new April v6.7 announcement updates followed those from this past March when VMware announced cloud enhancements with partner ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC detailsVMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details of announcement summary focus on vCenter, Security, and management. This is part two (part one here) of a three-part (part III here) series looking at VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details of announcement summary. Last week ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O EnhancementsThis is part three of a three-part series looking at last weeks v6.7 VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements. The focus of this post is on server, storage, I/O along with deployment and other wrap up items. In case you missed ...

Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slotNeed to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed ...

Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Data Infrastructure Resource Links Server Storage I/O NetworkBy Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com April 28, 2018 Various data infrastructure resource links.The following are a collection of server storageioblog data infrastructure resource links.Where to learn more Vmware Vsphere Vsan Vcenter Version 6 7 Summary Vmware Vsphere Vsan Server Storage Io Enhancements Data Protection Recovery World Backup ...

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 ...

Part 3 – Which HDD for content applicaitons – Test Configuration

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for content applications - HDD Test ConfigurationUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform hdd test configuratoin Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the third in a multi-part series (read part two here) based on a white paper hands-on lab ...

NVMe overview primer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 2/2/2018This is the first in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. What is NVM Express (NVMe) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) includes persistent memory such as NAND flash and other forms Solid State Devices (SSD). NVM express (NVMe) is a new ...

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 ...

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your futureHave you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013?Yup, its Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices's (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks ...