Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster? Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brain buster? For some in the IT industry as well as financial markets, there is skepticism about Broadcom (formerly known as Avago) making an announcing that they are buying CA Technologies (CA) for ...

Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID In case you missed it, Broadcom formerly known as Avago who bought the LSI adapter and RAID card business announced shipping new SAS, SATA and NVMe devices. While SAS and SATA are well established continuing to be deployed for both ...

June 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - June 2014Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. June has been busy on many fronts with lots of activities, not to mention spring and summer are finally here in the ...

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident

Monday, September 9th, 2013

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has ...

VMworld 2013 Vmware, server, storage I/O and networking update (Day 1)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Congratulations to VMware on 10 years of VMworld! With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements.Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and ...

Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com The other day I was invited by Jeremy Reynolds and J.W. Aldershoff to be a guest on the Inaugural episode of their new SSD Show podcast (click here to learn more or listen in).Many different facets or faces of nand flash SSD ...

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 ...

SSD past, present and future with Jim Handy

Wednesday, November 14th, 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 (https://storageio.com/StorageIO_Podcast.xml)In ...

Congratulations to Infosmack on episode 100

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Congratulations to the Infosmack crew hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil on their 100th episode. This episode included Robin Harris of StorageMojo and myself as guests.Some items discussed in the 100th episode include Infosmack Live from the upcoming Dell Storage Forum, ...

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 ...

EMC VPLEX: Virtual Storage Redefined or Respun?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

In a flurry of announcements that coincide with EMCworld occurring in Boston this week of May 10 2010 EMC officially unveiled the Virtual Storage vision initiative (aka twitter hash tag of #emcvs) and initial VPLEX product. The Virtual Storage initiative was virtually previewed ...

StorageIO aka Greg Schulz appears on Infosmack

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

If you are in the IT industry, and specifically have any interest or tie to data infrastructures from servers, to storage and networking including hardware, software, services not to mention virtualization and clouds, InfoSmack and Storage Monkeys should be on your read or listen list. Recently I was invited to be ...

Why XIV is so important to IBMs storage business – Its Not About the Technology or Product!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Ok, so I know I'm not taking a popular stance on this one from both camps, the IBMers and their faithful followers as well as the growing legion of XIV followers will take exception I'm sure.Likewise, the nay sayers would argue why not take a real swing and knock ...