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 ...

Speaking of speeding up business with SSD storage

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Solid state devices (SSD) are a popular topic gaining both industry adoption and customer deployment to speed up storage performance. Here is a link to a recent conversation that I had with John Hillard to discuss industry trends and perspectives pertaining to using SSD to boost performance ...

Congratulations to IBM for releasing XIV SPC results

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Over the past several years I have done an annual post about IBM and their XIV storage system and this is the fourth in what has become a series. You can read the first one here, the second one here, and last years here and here after the announcement of ...

March Metrics and Measuring Social Media

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

What metrics matter for social media and networking? Of course the answer should be it depends.      For example, would that be number of followers or how many posts, tweets or videos you post? How about the number of page hits, pages read or unique visitors to a site, perhaps ...

Green IT, Green Gap, Tiered Energy and Green Myths

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

There are many different aspects of Green IT along with several myths or misperceptions not to mention missed opportunities. There is a Green Gap or disconnect between environmentally aware, focused messaging and core IT data center issues. For example, when I ask IT professionals whether they ...

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 ...

EPA Server and Storage Workshop Feb 2, 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up on a recent previous post pertaining to US EPA Energy Star(r) for Servers, Data Center Storage and Data Centers, there will be a workshop held Tuesday February 2, 2010 in San Jose, CA. Here is the note (Italics added by me for clarity) from the folks ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitter to other venues, here are some recent links to articles, tips, videos, webcasts and other content that have appeared in different venues since August 2009.i365 Guest Interview: Experts Corner: Q&A with Greg Schulz December 2009SearchCIO Midmarket: Remote-location ...

Saving Money with Green IT: Time To Invest In Information Factories

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

There is a good and timely article titled Green IT Can Save Money, Too over at Business Week that has a familiar topic and theme for those who read this blog or other content, articles, reports, books, white papers, videos, podcasts or in-person speaking and keynote sessions that I have ...

Optimize Data Storage for Performance and Capacity Efficiency

Friday, October 30th, 2009

This post builds on a recent article I did that can be read here.Even with tough economic times, there is no such thing as a data recession! Thus the importance of optimizing data storage efficiency addressing both performance and capacity without impacting availability in a ...