Which Enterprise HDD for Content Server Platform

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Which Enterprise HDD to use for a Content Server PlatformUpdated 1/23/2018 Which enterprise HDD to use with a content server platform? Insight for effective server storage I/O decision making Server StorageIO Lab ReviewThis post is the first in a multi-part series based on a white paper hands-on lab report I did compliments of ...

Part 4 – Which HDD for Content Applications – Database Workloads

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Part 4 - Which HDD for Content Applications - Database WorkloadsUpdated 1/23/2018

Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Collecting Transaction Per Minute from SQL Server and HammerDB When using benchmark or workload generation tools such as HammerDB I needed a way to capture and log performance activity metrics such as transactions per minute. For example using HammerDB to simulate an application making database requests performing various transactions as part ...

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Performance Resource Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmarking Performance Resource ToolsUpdated 1/23/2018 Server storage I/O benchmark performance resource tools, various articles and tips. These include tools for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments.The best server and storage I/O (input/output operation) is the one that you do not have to do, the second best is ...

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review This is the first post of a two part series, read the second post here. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to test drive some Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD's as a follow-up to some earlier activity trying their Enterprise TurboBoost ...

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy The question to ask yourself is not if flash Solid State Device (SSD) technologies are in your future. Instead the questions are when, where, using what, how to configure and related themes. SSD including traditional DRAM and NAND flash-based ...

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 ...

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 ...