EMC announces XtremIO General Availability (Part I)

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

EMC announces XtremIO flash SSD General Availability EMC announced today the general availability (GA) if the all flash Solid State Device (SSD) XtremIO that they acquired a little over a year ago. Earlier this year EMC announced directed availability (DA) of the EMC version of XtremIO as ...

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 ...

Server and Storage IO Memory: DRAM and nand flash

Monday, August 12th, 2013

DRAM, DIMM, DDR3, nand flash memory, SSD, stating what's often assumed Often what's assumed is not always the case. For example in along with around server, storage and IO networking circles including virtual as well as cloud environments terms such as nand (Negated AND or NOT And) flash memory aka (Solid ...

Web chat Thur May 30th: Hot Storage Trends for 2013 (and beyond)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join me on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Noon ET (9AM PT) for a live web chat at the 21st Century IT (21cit) site (click here to register, sign-up, or view earlier posts). This will be an online web chat format interactive conversation so if you are not able ...

Some things keep going around, Seagate ships 2 Billion HDD’s

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Seagate (@Seagate) announced today that it reached a milestone of having shipped 2 Billion hard disk drives (HDD's), something that is round stores data that keeps growing. As part of their announcement, Seagate has a good info graphics and facts ...

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 ...

Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content feed (https://storageioblog.com/RSSfull.xml). Excluding traditional media venues, columns, articles, web casts and web site visits (StorageIO.com and StorageIO.TV), StorageIO ...

The Human Face of Big Data, a Book Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a ...

Garbage data in, garbage information out, big data or big garbage?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Do you know the computer technology saying, garbage data in results in garbage information out? In other words even with the best algorithms and hardware, bad, junk or garbage data put in results in garbage information delivered. Of course, you might have data analysis and cleaning software to ...

SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Recently I was in Europe for a couple of weeks including stops at Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe in Frankfurt, StorageExpo Holland, Ceph Day in Amsterdam (object and cloud storage), and Nijkerk where I delivered two separate 2 day, and a single 1 day seminar.At the recent StorageExpo Holland event in Utrecht, I ...

IBM vs. Oracle, NAD intervenes, again

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

With HP announcing that they were sold a bogus deal with Autonomy (read here, here and here among others) and the multi billion write off (loss), or speculation of who will be named the new CEO of Intel in 2013, don't worry if you missed the latest in the ongoing IBM vs. ...

Ben Woo on Big Data Buzzword Bingo and Business Benefits

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a ...

Cloud, virtualization, storage and networking in an election year

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

My how time flies, seems like just yesterday (back in 2008) that I did a piece titled Politics and Storage, or, storage in an election year V2.008 and if you are not aware, it is 2012 and thus an election year in the U.S. as well as in many other ...