StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page? The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade ...

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive! This is the first of a three-part series discussing how and why vendors are keeping backup alive, read part two here. Some vendors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), pundits (consultants, analysts, media, bloggers) and their followers want backup to not only ...

Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Blog post: Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants Update 1/10/18 Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part ...

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 ...

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year!Looking back at 2013 I saw a continued trend of more vendors and their media public relations (PR) people reaching ...

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info ...

What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you? Is it based on popularity or how often something that is talked about, blogged, tweeted, commented, video or similar?What are the indicators that something is gaining traction? Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing ...

Server and Storage IO Memory: DRAM and nand flash

Monday, August 12th, 2013

DRAM, DIMM, DDR3, nand flash memory, SSD, stating what's often assumed Often what's assumed is not always the case. For example in along with around server, storage and IO networking circles including virtual as well as cloud environments terms such as nand (Negated AND or NOT And) flash memory aka (Solid ...

Web chat Thur May 30th: Hot Storage Trends for 2013 (and beyond)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join me on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Noon ET (9AM PT) for a live web chat at the 21st Century IT (21cit) site (click here to register, sign-up, or view earlier posts). This will be an online web chat format interactive conversation so if you are not able ...

Some things keep going around, Seagate ships 2 Billion HDD’s

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Seagate (@Seagate) announced today that it reached a milestone of having shipped 2 Billion hard disk drives (HDD's), something that is round stores data that keeps growing. As part of their announcement, Seagate has a good info graphics and facts ...

Summary, EMC VMAX 10K, high-end storage systems stayin alive

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from earlier today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today’s VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. The enhanced ...

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 ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking now on Kindle

Monday, December 19th, 2011

It only makes sense that a book about Clouds, Virtualization, Data Storage and Networking be available via a cloud service in electronic format. Today Amazon and my publisher (CRC Press Taylor and Francis) released a Kindle version of my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking which joins the ...

Convergence: People, Processes, Policies and Products

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is people, processes and policies (or more here).The reason I bring this up is ...