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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.

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel NVMe SAN Updates

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Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel and NVMe SAN UpdatesCisco announced today next generation MDS storage area networking (SAN) Fibre Channel (FC) switches with 32Gb, along with NVMe over FC support. Cisco Fibre Channel (FC) Directors (Left) and Switches (Right) Highlights of the Cisco announcement include: MDS 9700 48 port 32Gbps FC switching module High […]

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

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Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. CI, CIB and HCI can be complete data infrastructure for smaller environments, or component building blocks in larger […]

HPE Continues Buying Into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures

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This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g. no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at. As a refresh, or overview, Nimble is an […]

Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage Trends News

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Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage trends news page, part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to support expanding and diverse application data demands. There are various types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as […]

Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

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Slilly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) Database Server I/O Podcast In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, storage, performance, software, tools, […]

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends

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Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network and associated tradecraft are your skills, experiences, insight as well as tricks of the trade, profession and job function (read more about what is a data infrastructure here). This is the second of a two-part series exploring data infrastructure along with serve […]

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview

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Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network and associated tradecraft are your skills, experiences, insight as well as tricks of the trade, profession and job function (read more about what is a data infrastructure here). This is the first of a two-part series exploring data infrastructure along with […]

Six (or more) data center and software defined management dashboards

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Software defined data infrastructure management and insight 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 different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of dashboard considerations for modern data centers and […]

February 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

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Volume 17, Issue II Hello and welcome to the February 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. With world backup (and recovery) day coming up on March 31, it makes sense to plan, review, assess, remediate, test and prepare in advance, to avoid or prevent a disaster later. Some of the themes in this […]

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

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Did you want a side of SLBS with your software or hardware FUD? Did you want a side of SLBS (serverless BS) with your software or hardware FUD? A few years ago a popular industry buzzword term theme included server less and hardware less. It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still […]

Popular Viewed StorageIO Blog Posts During 2016

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The following are some of the more popular viewed posts from StorageIOblog.com during 2016. Big Files and Lots of Little File Processing and Benchmarking with Vdbench – Need to test, validate, compare, contrast or simply apply workload to file systems, NAS or other file-based access? Want the flexibility and simplicity to software define your benchmark […]

What Does Converged (CI) and Hyperconverged (HCI) Mean to Storage I/O?

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Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption as part of data infrastructures. Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role […]

If the Answer is NVMe, then what were and are the questions?

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If the Answer is NVMe, then what were and are the questions? If NVMe is the answer, then what were and are the various questions that should be asked? Some of the common questions include what is the difference between NVM and NVMe? Is NVMe only for servers, does NVMe require fabrics and what benefit […]

SSD, Flash, Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Storage Trends Tips Topics

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Will 2017 be there year of solid state device (SSD), all flash, or all Non-volatile memory (NVM) based storage data centers and data infrastructures? Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor looking at SSD trends, tips and related topics. SSDs of some type, shape and form are in your future, if they are not […]

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