PCIe Fundamentals Server Storage I/O Network Essentials

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

PCIe Fundamentals Server Storage I/O Network EssentialsUpdated 1/17/2018This piece looks at PCIe Fundamentals topics for server, storage, I/O network data infrastructure environments. Peripheral Computer Interconnect (PCI) Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamentals component. This post is an excerpt from chapter 4 (Chapter 4: Servers: Physical, Virtual, ...

Top vBlog 2017 Voting Now Open

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Top vBlog 2017 Voting Now Open It is that time of the year again when Eric Siebert (@ericsiebert) over at vSphere-land holds his annual Top vBlog (e.g. VMware and Virtualization related) voting (vote here until June 30, 2017). The annual Top vBlog event enables fans to vote for their favorite blogs ...

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell ...

The Future of Ethernet – 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet Alliance

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet AllianceThe Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet AllianceThe Ethernet Alliance has announced their 2016 roadmap of enhancements for Ethernet. Ethernet enhancements include speeds, connectivity interfaces that span needs from consumer, enterprise, to cloud and managed service providers. Highlights of ...

Is more of something always better? Depends on what you are doing

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Is more always better? Depends on what you are doingAs with many things it depends, however how about some of these?Is more better for example (among others): Facebook likes Twitter followers or tweets (I'm @storageio btw) Google+ likes, follows and hangouts More smart ...

SNIA Spring 2013 update with Wayne Adams

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Over 1,000 entries now on the StorageIO industry links page

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page (click here to learn more about it). The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade groups, part and solution suppliers ...

Various cloud, virtualization, server, storage I/O poll’s

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The following are a collection of on-going industry trends and perspectives poll's pertaining to server, storage, IO, networking, cloud, virtualization, data protection (backup, archive, BC and DR) among other related themes and topics. In addition to those listed below, check out the comments section where additional poll's are added over ...

Congratulations to new and returning 2012 VMware vExperts

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A quick note of congratulations to all the new as well as too my fellow returning 2012 VMware vExperts from around the world. Here is a link listing the 2012 VMware vExperts including how you can follow them on twitter if you are interested in virtualization, cloud, data and storage networking ...

Part IV: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fourth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what does this mean for IBM Business Partners (BPs) and ISVs? What could very well differentiate IBM PureSystems from those of other competitors ...

Part V: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the fifth in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here.So what about vendor or technology lock in? So who is responsible for vendor or technology lock in? When I was working in IT organizations, (e.g. ...

Part III: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the third in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what about the IBM Virtual Appliance Factory? Where PureFlex and PureApplication (PureSystems) are the platforms or vehicles for enabling your journey to efficient and effective ...

Part II: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the second in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what are the speeds and feeds of a PureFlex system? The components that make up the PureFlex line include:IBM management ...

Part I: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the first in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the next post here.For a certain generation of IBM faithful or followers the recently announced PureFlex and PureApplication systems might give a sense of DejaVu perhaps even causing some to ...