Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book released

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Ok, it's now official, following its debut at the VMworld 2011 book store last week in Las Vegas, my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) is now formally released with general availability announced today along with companion material located at https://storageio.com/book3.html including the Cloud and Virtual Data Storage ...

StorageIO going Dutch again: October 2011 Seminar for storage professionals

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch partner Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day workshop seminar for IT storage, virtualization, and networking professionals Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of October 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar for storage professionals ...

Supporting IT growth demand during economic uncertain times

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Doing more with less, doing more with what you have or reducing cost have been the mantra for the past several years now. Does that mean as a trend, they are being adopted as the new way of doing business, or simply a cycle or temporary situation? Reality is that many if ...

Measuring Windows performance impact for VDI planning

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Here is a link to a recent guest post that I was invited to do over at The Virtualization Practice (TVP) pertaining to measuring the impact of Windows Boot performance and what that means for planning for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiatives. With Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) ...

NetApp and Akorri: An E2E cross technology domain SRA play

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The other day NetApp announced that it was planning on doing another acquisition following on their recent purchase of Bycast (policy based storage and management software).This time, NetApp is doing yet another ...

E2E Awareness and insight for IT environments

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

I recently did a couple of Industry Trends and Perspectives webcast events around the topic and themes of End to End (E2E) awareness and cross domain (or technology) management insight for cloud, virtual and other abstracted as well as physical IT environments. The importance of E2E awareness of IT resources across ...

End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud and Virtual Environments

Friday, October 15th, 2010

A new StorageIO Industry Trends and Perspective (ITP) white paper titled "End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Cloud, Virtual and Abstracted Environments" is now available at www.storageio.com/reports compliments of SANpulse technologies. End to End (E2E) Systems Resource Analysis (SRA) for Virtual, Cloud and abstracted environments: Importance of Situational ...

Data footprint reduction (Part 2): Dell, IBM, Ocarina and Storwize

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced) synopsis of what ...

July 2010 Odds and Ends: Perspectives, Tips and Articles

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are some items that have been added to the main StorageIO website news, tips and articles, video podcast related pages that pertain to a variety of topics ranging from data storage, IO, networking, data centers, virtualization, Green IT, performance, metrics and more. These content items include various odds and end ...

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 ...

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Here in the northern hemisphere it is late April and thus mid spring time. That means the trees sprouting their buds, leaves and flowering while other plants and things come to life. In Minnesota where I live, there is not a cloud in the sky today, the sun is out and ...

Spring 2010 StorageIO Newsletter

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Welcome to the spring 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This edition follows the inaugural issue (Winter 2010) incorporating feedback and suggestions as well as building on the fantastic responses received from recipients. A couple of enhancements included in this issue (marked as New!) include a ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

StorageIO in the News Update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

StorageIO is regularly quoted and interviewed in various industry and vertical market venues and publications both on-line and in print on a global basis.The following are some coverage, perspectives and commentary by StorageIO on IT industry trends including servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, services, virtualization, cloud, cluster, grid, SSD, data ...