Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation SeminarsDriving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data.Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being ...

Server Storage I/O Converged Infrastructure CI Hyper-converged HCI overview

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Converged Infrastructure CI Hyper-converged HCI overviewUpdated 1/18/2018 This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. Converged Infrastructure including CI, CIB and HCI can be complete data infrastructure for smaller ...

NetApp Announces ONTAP 9 software defined storage management

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

NetApp Announces ONTAP 9 software defined storage managementNetApp has announced ONTAP 9 the latest version or generation of their storage software that defines and powers ONTAP storage systems and appliances (e.g. those known by some as FAS among others). The major theme of ONTAP 9 is simple anywhere eluding ...

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 ...

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. ...

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the SSD storage I/O flash cash cache dash

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the Storage storage I/O flash cash cache dash 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 ...

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 ...

Summary, EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from earlier today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today’s VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. The enhanced ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive (part III)

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the third in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here and second post here) looking at what else EMC announced today in addition to an enhanced VMAX 10K and dispelling the myth that large storage arrays are dead (or at least for now). In addition to the ...

EMC VMAX 10K, looks like high-end storage systems are still alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K), part ...

Many faces of storage hypervisor, virtual storage or storage virtualization

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving. backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving Cloud and virtualization components Storage ...

SSD, flash and DRAM, DejaVu or something new?

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Recently I was in Europe for a couple of weeks including stops at Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe in Frankfurt, StorageExpo Holland, Ceph Day in Amsterdam (object and cloud storage), and Nijkerk where I delivered two separate 2 day, and a single 1 day seminar.At the recent StorageExpo Holland event in Utrecht, I ...

Have SSDs been unsuccessful with storage arrays (with poll)?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

I hear people talking about how Solid State Devices (SSDs) have not been successful with or for vendors of storage arrays, particular legacy storage systems. Some people have also asserted that large storage arrays are dead at the hands of new purpose-built SSD appliances or storage ...

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a ...