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 ...

My Favorite Late Summer Reading Material

Friday, August 20th, 2010

No it is not the Tape Times, or the Oracle Sun times, or IBM Magic Moments, or EMC Money Magazine, nor is it the Oracle Law Journal review. Sorry to say that it is not the Dedupe Discovery Debate Diaries, nor is it the Virtual Vanity Fair ...

Availability or lack there of: Lessons From Our Frail & Aging Infrastructure

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

I have a new blog post over at Enterprise Efficiency about aging infrastructures including those involved with IT, Telcom and related ones. As a society, we face growing problems repairing and maintaining the vital infrastructure we once took for granted. Most of these incidents involve aging, worn-out physical infrastructure desperately in ...

July 2010 Odds and Ends: Perspectives, Tips and Articles

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Here are some items that have been added to the main StorageIO website news, tips and articles, video podcast related pages that pertain to a variety of topics ranging from data storage, IO, networking, data centers, virtualization, Green IT, performance, metrics and more. These content items include various odds and end ...

EMC VPLEX: Virtual Storage Redefined or Respun?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

In a flurry of announcements that coincide with EMCworld occurring in Boston this week of May 10 2010 EMC officially unveiled the Virtual Storage vision initiative (aka twitter hash tag of #emcvs) and initial VPLEX product. The Virtual Storage initiative was virtually previewed ...

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Here in the northern hemisphere it is late April and thus mid spring time. That means the trees sprouting their buds, leaves and flowering while other plants and things come to life. In Minnesota where I live, there is not a cloud in the sky today, the sun is out and ...

Does IBM Power7 processor announcement signal storage upgrades?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

IBM recently announced the Power7 as the latest generation of processors that the company uses in some of its mid range and high end compute servers including the iSeries and pSeries. IBM Power7 processor wafers (chips) What is the Power7 processor? The Power7 is the latest ...

Technology Tiering, Servers Storage and Snow Removal

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Granted it is winter in the northern hemisphere and thus snow storms should not be a surprise. However between December 2009 and early 2010, there has been plenty of record activity from in the U.K. (or here), to the U.S. east coast including New York, Boston and Washington DC, across the ...

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and ...

EMC Storage and Management Software Getting FAST

Monday, December 7th, 2009

EMC has announced the availability of the first phase of FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) functionality for their Symmetrix VMAX, CLARiiON and Celerra storage systems. FAST was first previewed earlier this year (see here and here). Key themes of FAST are to leverage policies for enabling automation ...

Shifting from energy avoidance to energy efficiency

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I'm continually amazed at the number of people in the IT industry from customers to vendors, vars to media and even analysts who associate Green IT with and only with reducing carbon footprints. I guess I should not be surprised given the amount of rhetoric around ...

Happy Earth Day 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Its that time of the year again, that's right, earth day April 22 2009!If you frequent this blog, visit my websites (StorageIO, The Green and Virtual Data Center or Green Data Storage), track twitter, attended any of my speaking engagements, webcast, podcast, videos, radio interviews, seen press or media coverage, not ...

Out and About Update

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

As part of the continuing on the road theme and series, this post is being done while traveling for this weeks adventures and events including stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and wrapping up the week in Minneapolis at the local CMG quarterly meeting event. At both last weeks events in ...

Recent StorageIO Media Coverage and Comments

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitters to other venues, here are some recent links among others to media coverage and comments by me on a different topics that are among others found at www.storageio.com/news.html.Business Wire: Comments on The Green and Virtual Data Center Book - Jan ...