Dell is buying Quest software, not the phone company Qwest

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

For those not familiar with Quest, they are a software company not to be confused with the telephone communications company formerly known as Qwest (aka now known as centurylink). Both Dell and Quest have been on software related acquisition initiatives that past few years with Quest having purchased vKernel, ...

StorageIO books by Greg Schulz added to Intel Recommended Reading Lists

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

My two most recent books The Green and Virtual Data Center and Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking both published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis have been added to the Intel Recommended Reading List for Developers.If you are not familiar with the Intel Recommended Reading List ...

StorageIO going Dutch: Seminar for Storage and I/O professionals

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Data and Storage Networking Industry Trends and Technology Seminar Greg Schulz of StorageIO in conjunction with or dutch parter Brouwer Storage Consultancy will be presenting a two day seminar for Storage Professionals Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of May 2011 at Ampt van Nijkerk Netherlands.This two day interactive education seminar ...

Data footprint reduction (Part 2): Dell, IBM, Ocarina and Storwize

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced) synopsis of what ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

Hard product vs. soft product

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

In the IT industry space and data storage or computers and servers particularly so, mention hard product or software product and what comes to mind? How about physical vs. virtual servers or storage, hardware vs. software solutions, products vs. services? By contrast, in the aviation and airline ...

How to win approval for upgrades: Link them to business benefits

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Drew Rob has another good article over at Processor.com about various tips and strategies on how to gain approval for hardware (or software) purchases with some comments by yours truly. My tips and advice that are quoted in the story include to link technology resources to business ...

Saving Money with Green IT: Time To Invest In Information Factories

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

There is a good and timely article titled Green IT Can Save Money, Too over at Business Week that has a familiar topic and theme for those who read this blog or other content, articles, reports, books, white papers, videos, podcasts or in-person speaking and keynote sessions that I have ...

Clouds are like Electricity: Dont be Scared

Friday, September 25th, 2009

IT clouds (compute, applications, storage, and services) are like electricity in that they can be scary or confusing to some while being enabling or a necessity s to others not to mention being a polarizing force depending on where you sit or view them. As a polarizing force, ...

Summer Book Update and Back to School Reading

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

August and thus Summer 2009 in the northern hemisphere are swiftly passing by and start of a new school year is just around the corner which means it is also time for final vacations, time at the beach, pool, golf course, amusement park or favorite fishing hole among other past ...

StorageIO in the news

Friday, August 7th, 2009

StorageIO is regularly quoted and interviewed in various industry and vertical market venues and publications both on-line and in print on a global basis. The following is coverage, perspectives and commentary by StorageIO on IT industry trends including servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software, services, virtualization, cloud, cluster, grid, SSD, data protection, ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Its been a busy year so far and there is still plenty more to do. Taking advantage of a short summer break, I'm getting caught up on some items including putting up a link to some of the recent articles, tips, reports, webcasts, videos and more that I have eluded ...

Green IT Confusion Continues, Opportunities Missed!

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I continue to see those looking for fast silver bullets in the quest to be green, efficient, optimized or sustainable while addressing issues ranging from power/energy, cooling, floor-space/footprint, EH&S (environmental health & safety) not to mention recycling. Yet, I'm also continued to be  amazed ...

Clarifying Clustered Storage Confusion

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Clustered storage can be iSCSI, Fibre Channel block based or NAS (NFS or CIFS or proprietary file system) file system based. Clustered storage can also be found in virtual tape library (VTL) including dedupe solutions along with other storage solutions such as those for archiving, cloud, medical or other specialized ...