Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtoberUpdated 1/21/2018 Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along ...

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Architecture ResourcesNeed to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. Azure Reference Architectures via Microsoft Azure Examples of ...

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a ...

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and ...

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016Updated 12/8/16In case you had not heard, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA, also known as Release To Manufacturing (RTM) ) of the newest version of its Windows server operating system aka Windows Server 2016 along with System Center 2016. Note ...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What’s In The Bits and Bytes?

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What's In The Bits and Bytes?Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) was recently released (you can get the bits or software download here). Ubuntu is available in various distributions including as a server, workstation or desktop among others that can run bare metal on ...

Part II – EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFAThis is the second post in a two-part series on the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part one here. Lets take a closer look at how EMC DSSD D5 works, its hardware and software components, how it compares and other ...

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with VdbenchUpdated 2/10/2018Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload running in the background ...

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties or dummies ;)This is the first of a series of posts and links to resources on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking (view more and follow-up posts here). The best I/O is the I/O that you do not have to do, the second best ...

Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part series about Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 and other recent cloud updates, read part two here. Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updatesA few weeks ago I attended Amazon Web Service (AWS) re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas for a few days. For those ...

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others).Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find out the more familiar Windows storage ...

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software As I often say, the best server storage I/O or IOP is the one that you do not have to do. The second best storage I/O or IOP is the one with least impact or that can be done in ...

Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM's Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage announced today. You can view part I of the IBM FCSA announcement synopsis here.Some FCSA ssd ...