EPA Energy Star for data center storage draft 3 specification

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The U.S. EPA is ready to release DRAFT 3 of the Energy Star for data center storage specification and has an upcoming web session that you can sign up for if are not on their contact list of interested stake holders. If you are not familiar with the EPA Energy ...

August 2010 StorageIO News Letter

Monday, August 30th, 2010

August 2010 Newsletter Welcome to the August Summer Wrap Up 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows ...

Acadia VCE: VMware + Cisco + EMC = Virtual Computing Environment

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Was today the day the music died? (click here or here if you are not familar with the expression) Add another three letter acronym (TLA) to your IT vocabulary if you are involved with server, storage, networking, virtualization, security and related infrastructure resource management (IRM) ...

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 ...

I/O Virtualization (IOV) Revisited

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Is I/O Virtualization (IOV) a server topic, a network topic, or a storage topic (See previous post)? Like server virtualization, IOV involves servers, storage, network, operating system, and other infrastructure resource management areas and disciplines. The business and technology value proposition or benefits of ...

Should Everything Be Virtualized?

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Should everything, that is all servers, storage and I/O along with facilities, be virtualized? The answer not surprisingly should be it depends! Denny Cherry (aka Mrdenny) over at ITKE did a great recent post about applications not being virtualized, particularly databases. In general some of the points or ...

Could Huawei buy Brocade?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Disclosure: I have no connection to Huawei. I own no stock in, nor have I worked for Brocade as an employee; however I did work for three years at SAN vendor INRANGE which was acquired by CNT. However I left to become an industry analyst prior to ...

Performance = Availability StorageIOblog featured ITKE guest blog

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Recently IT Knowledge Exchange named me and StorageIOblog as their weekly featured IT blog too which Im flattered and honored. Consequently, I did a guest blog for them titled Performance = Availability, Availability = Performance that you can read about here. For those not familiar with ITKE, take ...

I/O, I/O, Its off to Virtual Work and VMworld I Go (or went)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Ok, so I should have used that intro last week before heading off to VMworld in San Francisco instead of after the fact. Think of it as a high latency title or intro, kind of like attaching a fast SSD to a slow, high latency storage controller, or ...

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 ...

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 ...

Catch of the day or post of the day!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Ok, I know, its been a couple of weeks since my last post. Sure I have been tweeting now and then, attending several briefings with new emerging as well as existing vendors for up-coming announcements, not to mention getting some other content out from webcasts, to podcasts, or videos, interviews, ...

Visit my new Amazon authors page

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In addition to my books The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) being on Amazon, I now also have an Amazon Authors page.If you are an Amazon shopper, you may already know about authors pages, if, not, they are a feature available for book authors ...

Determining Computer or Server Energy Use

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Recently I posted a response to a question over at IT Knowledge Exchange (e.g. ITKE) about how to determine power or energy use.In a nutshell:Depending on what you are looking for, or trying to accomplish, you may, or may not need a formula per say.For example, if all you need ...