July 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructures Update Newsletter

Monday, July 31st, 2017



Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already) with Intel 750 among others

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Get in the NVMe SSD game (if you are not already)Updated 2/2/2018Get in the NVMe SSD game. If you are or have talked the Non Volatile Memory (NVM) and NVM Express (NVMe) flash SSD talk, however have not yet done the walk, there are some good opportunities to do ...

Which Enterprise HDD for Content Applications General I/O Performance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which HDD for Content Applications general I/O PerformanceUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform general I/O performance

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review This is the first post of a two part series, read the second post here. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test drive some Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD's as a follow-up to some earlier activity trying their Enterprise TurboBoost ...

Part II: Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Part II: Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review This is the second post of a two part series, read the first post here. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test drive some Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD's as a follow-up to some earlier activity trying their ...

Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD’s, is that a lot?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD's, is that a lot? Recently Seagate made an announcement that they have shipped over 10 million Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) also known as Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD) over that past few years. Disclosure Seagate has been a StorageIO client.I know ...

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 ...

Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud deployments. The Kinetic platform includes Hard Disk Drives (HDD) that feature 1Gb Ethernet (1 GbE) attached devices that ...

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 ...

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident

Monday, September 9th, 2013

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident 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 has ...

Seagate provides proof of life: Enterprise HDD enhancements

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Proof of life: Enterprise Hard Disk Drives (HDD's) are enhanced Last week while hard disk drive (HDD) competitor Western Digital (WD) was announcing yet another (Velobit) in a string of acquisitions ( e.g. earlier included Stec, Arkeia) and investments (Skyera), Seagate announced new enterprise class HDD's to their portfolio. ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part II

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This follows the first of a two-part series on my latest experiences with Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD's) and Solid State Devices (SSD's). In my ongoing last momentus moment post I discussed what I have done with HHDD's and setting the stage for expanded SSD use. I have the newer ...

More Storage IO momentus HHDD and SSD moments part I

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of the then ...