Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Updated 7/30/2018 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast's, events and industry links among other resources. Various Data Infrastructure including hardware, software, services related links: Links A-E Links F-J ...

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?Data Storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. Fundamental ...

Six plus data center software defined management dashboards tools

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Software defined data infrastructure management insight toolsUpdated 1/17/2018 Managing data infrastructures involves using software defined management dashboards tools. Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six ...

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 eventsHere is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. December 7, 2016 - Webinar 11AM PT - ...

EMC is now Dell EMC, part of Dell Technologies and other server storage Updates

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

EMC is now Dell EMC and other server storage UpdatesIn case you missed it or did not hear, EMC is now Dell EMC and is future ready (one of their new tag lines). What this means is that EMC is no longer a publicly traded company instead now being privately ...

Back To Software Defined Data Infrastructure School, Webinar and Fall 2016 events

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 eventsIts September and that means back to school time, and not just for the kids. Here is the preliminary Server StorageIO fall 2016 back to school, webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged ...

NetApp Announces ONTAP 9 software defined storage management

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

NetApp Announces ONTAP 9 software defined storage managementNetApp has announced ONTAP 9 the latest version or generation of their storage software that defines and powers ONTAP storage systems and appliances (e.g. those known by some as FAS among others). The major theme of ONTAP 9 is simple anywhere eluding ...

vSphere Software Defined Beta, Something for free from VMware

Friday, April 15th, 2016

vSphere Beta, Something free from VMware (other than your time)Something free from VMware (other than time) VMware is looking for candidate beta test sites and environments for an upcoming vSphere release. Target audience or environments are those who have deployed vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 in your environment and looking to test ...

Server StorageIO March 2016 Update Newsletter

Monday, March 28th, 2016



PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirements

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirementsUpdated 10/9/18PACE your Server Storage I/O decision-making, it's about application requirements. Regardless of if you are looking for physical, software-defined virtual, cloud or container storage, block, file or object, primary, secondary or protection copies, standalone, converged, hyper-converged, cluster in a ...

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I)

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools: Microsoft Diskspd (Part I)This is part-one of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-two of this post here, along with ...

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark Tools

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Microsoft Diskspd (Part II): Server Storage I/O Benchmark ToolsThis is part-two of a two-part post pertaining Microsoft Diskspd.that is also part of a broader series focused on server storage I/O benchmarking, performance, capacity planning, tools and related technologies. You can view part-one of this post here, along with ...

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 ...

Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls)

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls)Is there an information recession where you are creating, processing, moving or saving less data? Are you using less data storage than in the past either locally online, offline or remote including via clouds? IMHO there is no such ...