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Greg Schulz is Founder and Sr. Consulting Analyst of independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server StorageIO and UnlimitedIO LLC (e.g. StorageIO®). He has worked in IT for an electrical utility, financial services, and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management, architecture, strategy, performance, and capacity planning. Mr. Schulz is the author of the new book “Software-Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials” (CRC Press). Greg is also the author of the Intel Recommended Reading List books “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” and “The Green and Virtual Data Center” via CRC Press and “Resilient Storage Networks” (Elsevier). Greg has a new book due out spring 2017 “Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials” (CRC) and is also a Microsoft MVP as well as VMware vSAN vExpert.

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview

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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 with Docker support. WSL with Ubuntu installed and open in a window on one of […]

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals

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Peripheral Computer Interconnect Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamental component. This post is an excerpt from chapter 4 (Chapter 4: Servers: Physical, Virtual, Cloud, and Containers) of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft (CRC Press 2017) Available via Amazon.com […]

Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft

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Cloud Conversations Azure AWS Service Maps via Microsoft Microsoft has created an Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Map (corresponding services from both providers). Image via Azure.Microsoft.com Note that this is an evolving work in progress from Microsoft and use it as a tool to help position the different services from Azure and AWS. […]

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

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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 and NSX data infrastructure components for creating software defined data centers (SDDC) also known as multi cloud, and hybrid cloud leveraging AWS elastic bare metal servers (read […]

Getting Caught Up What Happened In September 2017

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Getting Caught Up, What Happened In September? Seems like just yesterday it was the end of August with the start of VMworld in Las Vegas, now its the end of September and Microsoft Ignite in Orlando is wrapping up. Microsoft has made several announcements this week at Ignite including Azure cloud related, AI, IoT, Windows […]

Travel Fun Crossword Puzzle For VMworld 2017 Las Vegas

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Some of you may be traveling to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas next week to sharpen, expand, refresh or share your VMware and data infrastructure tradecraft (skills, experiences, expertise, knowledge). Here is something fun to sharpen your VMware skills while traveling. Most of these should be pretty easy meaning that you do not have to […]

Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz

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New SDDI Essentials Book by Greg Schulz of Server StorageIOSDDC, Cloud, Converged, and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Data Infrastructures and my new book (my 4th solo project) officially announced today, Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press). Software Defined […]

Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

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Chelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with other related topics. More on Chelsio later in this post, however, […]

Like Data They Protect For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow

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For Now Quantum Revenues Continue To Grow The other day following their formal announced, I received an summary update from Quantum pertaining to their recent Q1 Results (show later below). Various IT and Cloud Infrastructure Layers including Data Infrastructures Quantums Revenues Continue To Grow Like Data One of the certainties in life is change and […]

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

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Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO MatrixWekaIO is a scale out software defined storage startup vendor whose solution is Matrix. This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. In this report, we look at WekaIO Matrix, an elastic, flexible, highly […]

Like IT Data Centers Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted?

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Do You Take Trade Show Exhibit Infrastructure For Granted? Think about this for a moment; do you assume that Information Technology (IT) and Cloud based data centers along with their associated Data Infrastructure supporting various applications will be accessible when needed. Likewise, when you go to a trade show, conference, symposium, user group or another […]

NVMe Wont Replace Flash By Itself They Complement Each Other

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Various Solid State Devices (SSD) including NVMe, SAS, SATA, USB, M.2 There has been some recent industry marketing buzz generated by a startup to get some attention by claiming via a study sponsored by including the startup that Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) will replace flash storage. Granted, many IT customers as well as vendors […]

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

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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 Data Infrastructure resources Data infrastructures include legacy along with software defined data infrastructures […]

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

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Intel Xeon Scalable Processors SDDI and SDDC Today Intel announced a new family of Xeon Scalable Processors (aka Purely) that for some workloads Intel claims to be on average of 1.65x faster than their predecessors. Note your real improvement will vary based on workload, configuration, benchmark testing, type of processor, memory, and many other server […]

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