NetApp EF540, something familiar, something new

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

NetApp announced the other day a new all nand flash solid-state devices (SSD) storage system called the EF540 that is available now. The EF540 has something's new and cool, along with some things familiar, tried, true and proven. What is new is that the EF540 is an ...

Give HP storage some love and short strokin

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Following up from my last post over at InfoStor about metrics that matter, here is a link to a new piece that I did on storage vendors benchmarking and related topics. This new post looked at an storage performance council (SPC1) benchmark that HP did with their ...

Congratulations to IBM for releasing XIV SPC results

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Over the past several years I have done an annual post about IBM and their XIV storage system and this is the fourth in what has become a series. You can read the first one here, the second one here, and last years here and here after the announcement of ...

EPA Energy Star for Data Center Storage Update

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Following up on a recent post about Green IT, energy efficiency and optimization for servers, storage and more, here are some additional  thoughts, perspectives along with industry activity around the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star for Server, Data Center Storage and Data ...

PUE, Are you Managing Power, Energy or Productivity?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

With a renewed focus on Green IT including energy Efficiency and Optimization of servers, storage, networks and facilities, is your focus on managing power, energy, or, productivity? For example, do you use or are interested in metrics such as Greengrid PUE or 80 Plus efficient power supplies ...

SPC and Storage Benchmarking Games

Monday, July 6th, 2009

There is a post over in one of the LinkedIn Discussion forums about storage performance council (SPC) benchmarks being miss-leading that I just did a short response post to. Here’s the full post as LinkedIn has a short post response limit.While the SPC is far from ...

U.S. EPA Looking for Industry Input on Energy Star for Storage

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Following up on previous blog posts, here is some information that the U.S. EPA is looking for comments from industry on an Energy Start for enterprise storage program following on the heels of the Energy Star for Server program.U.S. EPA Energy Star Wants and Needs You!Here's the message received from the ...

Power, Cooling, Floor-space, Environmental (PCFE) and Green Metrics

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The Metrics and Measurement page on www.greendatastorage.com has been updated along with other pages covering IT data center PCFE and green topics for servers, storage, networks and facilities. Have a look.Ok, nuff said. Cheers gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data ...

Do Disk based VTLs draw less power than Tape?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The tape is dead debates rage on as they have for a decades which make for good press and discussion or debate during slow times, similar to coverage of what Britney Spears or Paris Hilton are or are not wearing.In the on-going debates and Greenwashing of what technology or vendor ...

Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Heres a Link to a new article/column/opinion piece over at Enterprise Storage Forum by me about "Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha" in the storage industry.Have a read for yourself.Cheers GS

Was today the proverbal day that he!! froze over?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The upper Midwest, well, make that the Midwest in general was hit by high winds and a nasty cold front today, nothing all that unusual for January, especially in the Minneapolis area where the temperature yesterday was 40 to 45 with light rain and by about noon today about ...