IT and technology turkeys

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Now that Halloween and talk of Zombies has past (at least for now), that means next up on the social or holiday calendar topics in the U.S. is thanksgiving which means turkey themes. With turkey themes in mind, how about some past, current and maybe future technology flops or where ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book released

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ok, it's now official, following its debut at the VMworld 2011 book store last week in Las Vegas, my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) is now formally released with general availability announced today along with companion material located at https://storageio.com/book3.html including the Cloud and Virtual Data Storage ...

StorageIO going Dutch again: October 2011 Seminar for storage professionals

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch partner Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day workshop seminar for IT storage, virtualization, and networking professionals Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of October 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar for storage professionals ...

Getting SASy, the other shared storage option for disk and SSD systems

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The Virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to Getting SASsy, the other shared server to storage interconnect for disk and SSD systems. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is better known as an interface for connecting ...

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 ...

Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Here is an article by Drew Robb over at Enterprise Storage Forum about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and its state of adoption. Drews article includes comments and perspectives from myself around where FCoE is going and why it is on a long road and not a sprint for a ...

NetApp buying LSIs Engenio Storage Business Unit

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This has been a busy week as on Monday Western Digital (WD) announced that they were buying the disk drive business from Hitachi Ltd. (e.g. HGST) for about $4.3 billion USD. The deal includes about $3.5B in cash and 25 million WD common shares (e.g. ...

Dude, is Dell doing a disk deal again with Compellent?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Over in Eden Prairie (Minneapolis Minnesota suburb) where data storage vendor Compellent (CML) is based, they must be singing in the hallways today that it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Sure we had another dusting of snow this morning here in the Minneapolis area ...

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 ...

July 2010 Odds and Ends: Perspectives, Tips and Articles

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are some items that have been added to the main StorageIO website news, tips and articles, video podcast related pages that pertain to a variety of topics ranging from data storage, IO, networking, data centers, virtualization, Green IT, performance, metrics and more. These content items include various odds and end ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Tiered Storage, Systems and Mediums

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. Two years ago we read about how the magnetic ...

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 ...

Spring 2010 StorageIO Newsletter

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Welcome to the spring 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This edition follows the inaugural issue (Winter 2010) incorporating feedback and suggestions as well as building on the fantastic responses received from recipients. A couple of enhancements included in this issue (marked as New!) include a ...