Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix WekaIO is a scale out software defined storage startup vendor whose solution is Matrix. This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. In this report, we look ...

AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I) This Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway Revisited posts is a follow-up to the AWS Storage Gateway test drive and review I did a few years ago (thus why it's called revisited). As part of a two-part series, the first post looks at ...

Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage News Trends

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Cloud, Software Defined, Scale-Out, Object Storage News Trends Updated 1/21/2018 Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends page. This page contains various links pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage News Trends and resources. Other resources pertaining to Software Defined, scale-out, Cloud, Bulk ...

Part 5 – Which HDD to use for a Content Applications – Large and Small Files

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 5 - Which HDD for Content Applications - Large and Small Files Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab Review This is the fifth in a multi-part series (read part four here) based on a white paper hands-on ...

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Big Files Lots of Little File Processing Benchmarking with Vdbench Need to test a server, storage I/O networking, hardware, software, services, cloud, virtual, physical or other environment that is either doing some form of file processing, or, that you simply want to have some extra workload running in the background for ...

Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Cloud Conversations: AWS EFS Elastic File System (Cloud NAS) First Preview Look Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced (preview) new Elastic File System (EFS) providing Network File System (NFS) NAS (Network Attached Storage) capabilities for AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances. EFS AWS compliments other AWS storage offerings including Simple Storage ...

CompTIA needs input for their Storage+ certification, can you help?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

CompTIA needs input for their Storage+ certification, can you help? The CompTIA folks are looking for some comments and feedback from those who are involved with data storage in various ways as part of planning for their upcoming enhancements to the Storage+ certification testing. As a point of disclosure, I ...

DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software Some of you may recall back in 2006 (here and here) when Brocade bought a file management storage startup called NuView whose product was StorageX, and then in 2009 issued end of life (EOL) notice letters that the solution was being discontinued. ...

Care to help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation?

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Blog post - Can you help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? Over the past week or so have had many email conversations with the Coraid marketing/public relations (PR) folks who want to share some of their content unique or custom content with you. Normally I (aka ...

Can we get a side of context with them IOPS and other storage metrics?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Server, storage and IO metrics that matter need context There is an old saying that the best I/O (Input/Output) is the one that you do not have to do. In the meantime, let’s get a side of some context with them IOPS from vendors, marketers and their pundits who ...

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 ...

Announcing SAS SANs for Dummies book, LSI edition

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI. This new book (ebook and print hard ...

How can direct attached storage (DAS) make a comeback if it never left?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Have you seen or heard the theme that Direct Attached Storage (DAS), either dedicated or shared, internal or external is making a comeback? Wait, if something did not go away, how can it make a comeback? IMHO it is as simple as for the past decade or so, DAS ...

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 ...