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 ...

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 ...

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

How much storage performance do you want vs. need?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

How much storage I/O performance do you want vs. need? The answer to how much storage I/O performance you need vs. want probably depends on cost, for which applications along with benefit among other things.View Part II: How many IOPS can a HDD, HHDD or SSD do with ...

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 ...

XtremIO, XtremSW and XtremSF EMC flash ssd portfolio redefined

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

EMC (@EMCflash) today announced some new, enhanced, renamed and a rebrand flash solid-state device (SSD) storage portfolio around theme of XtremIO. XtremIO was the startup company with a new all flash SSD storage array that EMC announced they were buying in May 2012. Since that announcement, Project ...

NetApp EF540, something familiar, something new

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

NetApp announced the other day a new all nand flash solid-state devices (SSD) storage system called the EF540 that is available now. The EF540 has something's new and cool, along with some things familiar, tried, true and proven. What is new is that the EF540 is an ...

Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be In a recent conversation with Dave Raffo about the nand flash solid state disk (SSD) market, we talked about industry trends, perspectives and where the market is now as well as headed. One of my comments is, has been and will ...

More storage and IO metrics that matter

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

It is great to see more conversations and coverage around storage metrics that matter beyond simply focusing on cost per GByte or TByte (e.g. space capacity). Likewise, it is also good to see conversations expanding beyond data footprint reduction (DFR) from a space capacity savings or reduction ratio to also ...

What is the best kind of IO? The one you do not have to do

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

What is the best kind of IO? The one you do not have to doUpdated 2/10/2018What is the best kind of IO? If no IO (input/output) operation is the best IO, than the second best IO is the one that can be done as close to the application and processor ...