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, ...

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each OtherUpdated 2/2/2018NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other > Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study ...

Server StorageIO April 2016 Update Newsletter

Friday, April 29th, 2016



Part 2 – Which HDD for Content Applications – HDD Testing

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 2 - Which HDD for Content Applications - HDD TestingUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server, hdd testing, how and what to do Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis is the second in a multi-part series (read part one here) based on ...

Different NVMe Configurations

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Updated 1/12/2018 This is the second in a five-part mini-series providing a primer and overview of NVMe. View companion posts and more material at www.thenvmeplace.com. The many different faces or facets of NVMe configurations NVMe can be deployed and used in many ways, the following are some examples to show you its flexibility ...

How to test your HDD SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage fundamentals

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

How to test your HDD SSD AFA Hybrid or cloud storageUpdated 2/14/2018Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article 4 Ways to Performance Test Your New HDD or SSD that provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable ...

I/O, I/O how well do you know good bad ugly server storage I/O iops?

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

How well do you know good bad ugly I/O iops?Updated 2/10/2018There are many different types of server storage I/O iops associated with various environments, applications and workloads. Some I/Os activity are iops, others are transactions per second (TPS), files or messages per time (hour, minute, second), gets, puts or other ...

September October 2014 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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VMware VVOLs storage I/O fundementals (Part 1)

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

VMware VVOL's storage I/O fundamentals (Part I)

Are VMware VVOLs in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

April and May 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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Nand flash SSD NVM SCM server storage I/O memory conversations

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Updated 1/10/2018 The SSD Place (NVM, SCM, PM, Flash, 3D XPoint, MRAM, NVMe Server, Storage, I/O Topics Now and then somebody asks me if I'm familiar with flash or nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD) along with other non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies and trends including NVM Express (NVMe). Having been involved with various ...

Matt Vogt of Computex talks VMware vCOPs in his first ever podcast

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Matt Vogt of Computex talks VMware vCOPs in his first ever podcastIn this episode from the Computex Rethink your Datacenter for 2017 planning and strategy event I am joined by Matt Vogt (@MattVogt). Introducing Matt Vogt Matt is a Principal Architect with Computex Technology Solutions as well as certified VMware ...

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others).Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find out the more familiar Windows storage ...