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....

Dude, is Dell going to buy Brocade?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Some IT industry buzz this week is around continued speculation (or here) of who will Dell buy next and will it be Brocade. Brocade was mentioned as a possible acquisition by some in the IT industry last fall after Dell stepped back from the 3PAR bidding war with HP. Industry rumors ...

Has FCoE entered the trough of disillusionment?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs based on what I am seeing and hearing in my conversations with IT professionals on a global basis. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Converged Networking and IO Virtualization (IOV)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports. The trends that I am seeing with converged networking ...

Upcoming Event: Industry Trends and Perspective European Seminar

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Event Seminar Announcement: IT Data Center, Storage and Virtualization Industry Trends and Perspective June 16, 2010 Nijkerk, GELDERLAND Netherlands Event Type Training/Seminar Event Type Seminar Training with Greg Schulz of US based ...

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 ...

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. ...

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 ...

I/O Virtualization (IOV) Revisited

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Is I/O Virtualization (IOV) a server topic, a network topic, or a storage topic (See previous post)? Like server virtualization, IOV involves servers, storage, network, operating system, and other infrastructure resource management areas and disciplines. The business and technology value proposition or benefits of ...

Should Everything Be Virtualized?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Should everything, that is all servers, storage and I/O along with facilities, be virtualized? The answer not surprisingly should be it depends! Denny Cherry (aka Mrdenny) over at ITKE did a great recent post about applications not being virtualized, particularly databases. In general some of the points or ...

Could Huawei buy Brocade?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Disclosure: I have no connection to Huawei. I own no stock in, nor have I worked for Brocade as an employee; however I did work for three years at SAN vendor INRANGE which was acquired by CNT. However I left to become an industry analyst prior to ...

I/O, I/O, Its off to Virtual Work and VMworld I Go (or went)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Ok, so I should have used that intro last week before heading off to VMworld in San Francisco instead of after the fact. Think of it as a high latency title or intro, kind of like attaching a fast SSD to a slow, high latency storage controller, or ...

Will 6Gb SAS kill Fibre Channel?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

With the advent of 6Gb SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) which doubles the speed from earlier 3Gb along with other enhancements including longer cable distances up to 10m, does this mean that Fibre Channel will be threatened? Well, I'm sure some conspiracy theorist or iSCSI die hards might jump up ...

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 ...