April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Monday, April 30th, 2018

April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update NewsletterVolume 18, Issue 4 (April 2018) Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Hello and welcome to the April 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter can be viewed here (HTML and ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update Summary

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 SDDC Update SummaryVMware announced last week vSphere vSAN vCenter version 6.7 among other updates for their software-defined data center (SDDC) and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions. The new April v6.7 announcement updates followed those from this past March when VMware announced cloud enhancements with partner ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC detailsVMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details of announcement summary focus on vCenter, Security, and management. This is part two (part one here) of a three-part (part III here) series looking at VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter v6.7 SDDC details of announcement summary. Last week ...

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O EnhancementsThis is part three of a three-part series looking at last weeks v6.7 VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements. The focus of this post is on server, storage, I/O along with deployment and other wrap up items. In case you missed ...

Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud Webinar

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Benefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud WebinarBenefits of Moving Hyper-V Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Achieve global cloud data availability from an Always-On approach with Veeam Cloud Connect webinar. Feb. 28, 2018 at 11am PT / 2pm ET Windows Server and Hyper-V software defined data center (SDDC) based ...

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtoberUpdated 1/21/2018 Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along ...

Fixing the Microsoft Windows 10 1709 post upgrade restart loop

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Fixing the Microsoft Windows 10 1709 post upgrade restart loopUpdated 1/21/2018 Recently I needed to upgrade one of my systems to Microsoft Windows 10 1709 (e.g. the September 2017) release that post upgrade resulted in Windows Explorer, desktop and taskbar going into an endless loop. For those not familiar with Windows ...

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure UpdatesAmazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrasture Updates September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announcements. One of the announcements included VMware partnering to deliver vSphere, vSAN ...

Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure UpdatesMicrosoft and Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data infrastructure Updates September was a busy month for data infrastructure topics as well as Microsoft in terms of new and enhanced technologies. Wrapping up September was Microsoft Ignite where Azure, Azure Stack, Windows, O365, ...

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Architecture ResourcesNeed to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. Azure Reference Architectures via Microsoft Azure Examples of ...

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a ...

Some popular 2016 storageioblog posts

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

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If NVMe is the answer, what are the questions?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

If NVMe is the answer, what are the questions?Updated 5/31/2018If NVMe is the answer, then what are the various questions that should be asked? Some common questions that NVMe is the answer to include what is the difference between NVM and NVMe? Is NVMe only for servers, does NVMe require ...