Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement Summary

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement SummaryThis is part one of a five-part series about Dell Technology World 2018 announcement summary. Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada (LAS) to attend Dell Technology World 2018 (e.g., DTW 2018) as a guest of Dell (that is a ...

Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement DetailsThis is Part II Dell Technology World 2018 Modern Data Center Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part III here, part IV here and part V here). Last week ...

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement DetailsThis is Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part IV (PowerEdge MX Composable) here and part V here). Last week (April ...

Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable InfrastructureThis is Part IV Dell Technology World 2018 PowerEdge MX Gen-Z Composable Infrastructure that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part III here and part V here). Last week ...

Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slotNeed to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed ...

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, ...

Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

New SDDI Essentials Book by Greg Schulz of Server StorageIO Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O TradecraftUpdate 1/21/2018 Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials aka SDDI or SDDC and SDI. Now it is time to announce my new ...

Server storage I/O performance benchmark workload scripts Part I

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Server storage I/O performance benchmark workload scripts Part IUpdate 1/28/2018This is part one of a two-part series of posts about Server storage I/O performance benchmark workload tools and scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scripts and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for ...

Part II – Some server storage I/O workload scripts and results

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Part II - Some server storage I/O workload scripts and resultsUpdated 1/28/2018This is the second in a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O workload benchmark tools and scripts. View part I here which includes overview, background and information about the tools used ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Server Platform

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Server PlatformUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform? Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of ...

Part V – NVMe overview primer (Where to learn more, what this all means)

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 1/12/2018 This is the fifth in a five-part mini-series providing a NVMe primer overview. View Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V as well as companion posts and more NVMe primer material at www.thenvmeplace.com. There are many different facets of NVMe including protocol that can be deployed on ...

Where, How to use NVMe overview primer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 1/12/2018 This is the fourth in a five-part miniseries providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. Where and how to use NVMe As mentioned and shown in the second post of this series, initially, NVMe is being deployed inside servers as “ ...

NVMe Need for Performance Speed Performance

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 1/12/2018 This is the third in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. How fast is NVMe? It depends! Generally speaking NVMe is fast! However fast interfaces and protocols also need fast storage devices, adapters, drivers, servers, operating systems and hypervisors as ...

Part II – EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFAThis is the second post in a two-part series on the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part one here. Lets take a closer look at how EMC DSSD D5 works, its hardware and software components, how it compares and other ...