Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Resources Where to Learn More

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Data Protection Diaries Fundamental Resources Where to Learn More Companion to Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials - Cloud, Converged, Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft ( CRC Press 2017)By Greg Schulz - www.storageioblog.com November 26, 2017 This is the last in a multi-part series on Data Protection fundamental tools ...

Like Data They Protect For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow

Monday, August 14th, 2017

For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To GrowFor Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow. The other day following their formal announced, I received an summary update from Quantum pertaining to their recent Q1 Results (show later below).Various IT and Cloud Infrastructure Layers including Data Infrastructures Quantums Revenues Continue To Grow Like Data One ...

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 ...

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, Its Still Alive

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, It's Still AliveA year or so ago I did a piece tape summit resources. Despite being declared dead for decades, and will probably stay being declared dead for years to come, magnetic tape is in fact still alive being used by some organizations, granted its ...

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

World Backup Day Generating Awareness About Data Protection This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, servers, storage ...

Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Updated 1/10/2018 Welcome to the Data Protection Diaries This is a series of posts about data protection which includes security (logical and physical), backup/restore, business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR), business resiliency (BR) along with high availability (HA), archiving and related topic themes, technologies and trends. Think of ...

Part II: EMC Evolves Enterprise Data Protection with Enhancements

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

This is the second part of a two-part series on recent EMC backup and data protection announcements. Read part I here.What about the products, what's new? In addition to articulating their strategy for modernizing data protection (covered in part I here), EMC announced enhancements to ...

EMC Evolves Enterprise Data Protection with Enhancements (Part I)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A couple of months ago at EMCworld there were announcements around ViPR, Pivotal along with trust and clouds among other topics. During the recent EMCworld event there were some questions among attendees what about backup and data protection announcements (or lack there of)?Modernizing Data Protection Today EMC ...

Tape is still alive, or at least in conversations and discussions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Depending on whom you talk to or ask, you will get different views and opinions, some of them stronger than others on if magnetic tape is dead or alive as a data storage medium. However an aspect of tape that is alive are the discussions by those ...

Industry trends and perspectives: SNW 2012 Rapping with Dave Raffo of SearchStorage

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Now also available via This is the seventh (here is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to ...

Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Spring (May) 2012 News letterWelcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web ...

Various cloud, virtualization, server, storage I/O poll’s

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The following are a collection of on-going industry trends and perspectives poll's pertaining to server, storage, IO, networking, cloud, virtualization, data protection (backup, archive, BC and DR) among other related themes and topics. In addition to those listed below, check out the comments section where additional poll's are added over ...

If March 31st is backup day, dont be fooled with restore on April 1st

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

With March 31st as world backup day, hopefully some will keep recovery and restoration in mind to not be fooled on April 1st.When it comes to protecting data, it may not be a headline news disaster such as earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane or act of man, rather something as ...

Researchers and marketers dont agree on future of nand flash SSD

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Marketers particular those involved with anything resembling Solid State Devices (SSD) will tell you SSD is the future as will some researchers along with their fans and pundits. Some will tell you that the future only has room for SSD with the current flavor de jour being nand flash (both ...