Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data Center PrimerMoving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green hype messaging or green washing and IT pain point issues including limits on availability or rising costs ...

Green and Virtual Data Center: Productive Economical Efficient Effective Flexible

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Green and Virtual Data CenterA Green and Virtual IT Data Center (e.g. an information factory) means an environment comprising:Habitat for technology or physical infrastructure (e.g. physical data center, yours, co-lo, managed service or cloud) Power, cooling, communication networks, HVAC, smoke and fire suppression, physical security IT data information infrastructure (e.g. hardware, ...

May 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

May 2013 News letterWelcome to the May 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. This edition has announcement analysis of EMC ViPR, Software Defined Storage (including a video here), server, storage and I/O metrics that matter for example how many IOPS can a HDD do (it ...

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 ...

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and IRM

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

There are many business drivers and technology reasons for adopting data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and infrastructure Resource Management (IRM) techniques, tools and best practices. Today's agile data centers need updated management systems, tools, and best practices that allow organizations to plan, run at a low-cost, ...

Why FC and FCoE vendors get beat up over bandwidth?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Have you noticed how Fibre Channel (FC) and FC over Ethernet (FCoE) switch and adapter vendors and their followers focus around bandwidth vs. response time, latency or other performance activity? For example, 8Gb FC (e.g. 8GFC), or 10Gb as opposed to latency and response time, or IOPS and other activity ...

Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Spring (May) 2012 News letterWelcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web ...

Going dutch and other Spring 2012 StorageIO activities

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Spring 2012 StorageIO traveling out and about events are underway with activities already having occurred in New York City along with several online live and recorded web casts that you can find here and backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving. Other upcoming events and traveling to ...

A conversation from SNW 2011 with Jenny Hamel

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Here (.qt) and here (.wmv) is a video from an interview that I did with Jenny Hamel (@jennyhamelsd6) during the Fall 2011 SNW event in Orlando Florida.Topics covered during the discussion include: Importance of metrics that matter for gaining and maintaining IT situational awareness ...

Cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here is a link to a series cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations posts that Im doing over at IT-Toolbox. Each post in the series covers various topics along with a frequently asked question that I encounter pertaining to clouds, virtualization and storage networking. Here is some related ...

What am I hearing and seeing while out and about

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It has been a busy fall 2011 which started out with VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas just before the labor day weekend.Scenes from the CXI party (@cxi) at VMworld 2011 Besides activity in support of the launch of my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), I ...

SNW Fall 2011 revisited and SNIA Emerald program

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I traveled down to Orlando Florida for a few days to attend the fall 2011 SNW (Storage Networking World) produced in conjunction by IDG Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). While at the Orlando event, SNIA executive director Leo ...

Convergence: People, Processes, Policies and Products

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is people, processes and policies (or more here).The reason I bring this up is ...

Why VASA is important to have in your VMware CASA

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to VMware vSphere V5.0 VASA. This new post follows up on one that I did about a month ago pertaining to recent vSphere V5.0 storage and ...