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SNIA Spring 2013 update with Wayne Adams By Greg Schulz Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video cont...
SNIA's new SPDEcon conference By Greg Schulz Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as...
Conversation with Justin Stottlemyer of Shutterfly and object storage discussion By Greg Schulz Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along ...
CloudSigma's All-SSD Storage Solution Removes Storage Bottlenecks While Improving Application Performance and ReliabilitySNW Spring - Orlando, FL - April 2, 2013 - CloudSigma, an international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced at...
Houston, TX, April 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Presensoft Inc., an industry leader in hosted archiving and compliance solutions for email and instant messaging (IM) communications, today announced the launch of its latest product, Salesforce.com Mail & Messaging Data Sync, which integra...
Disrupting IT Infrastructure Business Models Overall IT infrastructure spending has slowed over the past year, and EMC is projecting only 3% annual market growth going forward-see EMC and VMware Strategic Forum 2013. But underneath this overall trend there are several segments of the i...
March 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz March 2013 News letter Welcome to the March 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update news letter. You can get access to this n...
In 2012 AWS released their Storage Gateway that you can access and try for free here using either an EC2 Amazon Machine Instance (AMI), or deployed locally on a hypervisor such as VMware vSphere/ESXi. About a year ago I did a storage gateway post (First, second and third impressions) w...
NetApp has long been at the vanguard of providing low-cost yet solid performing storage solutions for the enterprise. Early next year, NetApp will release a product that promises to make some serious waves in the enterprise storage arena that solves some of the most challenging aspects...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I ...
"Another knock on PCIe is the card's ability to boost application performance only in the server in which it's installed, with no ability to share its resources with other physical servers. QLogic Corp.'s Mt. Rainier host bus adapter card, and Sanbo
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the first (looking at EBS) in a three part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part II...
We’re now entering a world where cloud-managed big data is not just a topic of conversation in tech circles but a necessity for companies and service providers alike. Shifting data needs drive technological innovation. The truth is that as data gets bigger, older technology isn’t abl...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced global availability of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) optimized support for four additional Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instance types. The support enables optimized performance between standard and provisioned IOP EBS volumes and EC2 instanc...
By Marcus Williams This post summarizes Cleversafe’s Whitepaper “Why RAID is Dead for Big Data Storage”. You can find the paper here. Find Cleversafe on the web, here. IT professionals are beginning to consider different approaches to storing and maintaining terabytes...
MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents. Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Dat...
Earlier this year, Gartner published their list of Top 10 Cloud Storage Providers, highlighting key features and differentiators of the top cloud storage providers in the world. More importantly, the report highlights the emergence of a maturing industry of cloud storage providers offe...
This industry trends perspectives page (www.objectstoragecenter.com) has content and links on object and cloud storage. Continuing where my last book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) left off, this page expands on those themes, particular object and related storage...
March 19, 2013 Unlocking higher value storage services in the cloud Earlier this year, Gartner published their list of Top 10 Cloud Storage Providers, highlighting key features and differentiators of the top cloud storage pr...
If your organization like StorageIO is a member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) you may be aware of the resources they make available about cloud, virtualization, security and more. Unlike so many other industry associates or trade groups dominated by vendors, the ODCA has an...
Where has the FCoE hype and FUD gone? (with poll) By Greg Schulz A couple of years ago I did this post about if Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course? Fast forward to today, has anybody else noticed that there seems to be l...
EMC and VMware (who is majority owned by EMC) have announced a new joint initiative called Pivotal (read more here and here) as part of their software defined data center strategies and architecture. Is this a pivotal moment for both EMC and VMware signaling that they will be going he...
LONDON, UK, 15th March 2013 - City Lifeline, the central London colocation data centre, has today unveiled a new, more interactive website, designed to reflect changing business needs and add value for companies looking to introduce the latest data technologies into their operations.Th...
Seagate has announced that it reached a milestone of having shipped 2 billion hard disk drives (HDDs), something that is round stores data that keeps growing. As part of their announcement, Seagate has a good info graphics and facts page here going back to 1979 when it was founded as S...
Are your analyst, blogger, media or press requests being read? By Greg Schulz Are you a marketing or public relations, press or analyst relations or social media expert and your email messages, notes, updates or requests get overlooked? Are you in the first par...
The cloud world seems to have been received some interesting announcements and offerings over the last week. There were some new feature releases and price offerings from Amazon. Microsoft has announced some important updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services. Plus, Cloud Foundry has...
By Ryan Kamauff Cleversafe Ensures Future’s Archive of Magazine Assets and Growing Digital Portfolio Will Always be Available to Communities of Enthusiasts CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Future [symbol: FUTR] today announced it has selected Cleversafe Inc.’s limitless data s...
By Ryan Kamauff Recently, I asked Russ Kennedy, Vice President of Product Strategy, Marketing and Customer Solutions, of Cleversafe some probing questions about his firm and their capabilities. We talked about why enterprises need Cleversafe, how they measure ROI, and what problems Cle...
I'm extremely excited to announce the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services. Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging(GCM) and more in the form of a native Java ...
EMC (@EMCflash) has announced some new, enhanced, renamed and a rebrand flash solid-state device (SSD) storage portfolio around theme of XtremIO. XtremIO was the startup company with a new all flash SSD storage array that EMC announced they were buying in May 2012. Since that announcem...
This afternoon Tony Hamilton, Enterprise Marketing Manager for Big Data & Analytics, and I will be giving a webinar on Big Data and data grids. Please join us as we cover everything from recent Red Hat / Intel announcements to the components of Big Data solutions to hybrid Big Data...
Part II: XtremIO, XtremSW and XtremSF EMC flash ssd portfolio redefined By Greg Schulz Part one of this two-part post provided a summary of today's EMC (@EMCflash) announcement around XtremIO and renaming VFCache to XtremSF and associated software as XtremSW. Synopsis of a...
February 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz February 2013 News letter Welcome to the February 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update news letter including a new format and added conte...
This month the Cloud SIG of the PCI Security Standards Council released supplemental guidelines covering cloud computing. We’re happy to see APIs included as a recognized attack surface. As this document makes clear, responsibility for compliance for cloud-hosted data and services is ...
Do you remember when computers were hard to use? In fact it’s just nine years since a GM press release asserted that if they developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars that for no reason at all, would crash twice a day, shut down. Because of this great leap forw...
You would think by now the majority of personal and business users would backup their important data on a daily, weekly monthly etc. basis. However, even now, recent studies find that the vast majority of computer users do not backup … Read More
Hardened key manager sets new standard for widely interoperable key management with high levels of assurance using OASIS KMIP RSA Conference, San Francisco - February 25, 2013 - Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces keyAuthority 4.0, the industry'...
Vote for top 2013 vblogs, thanks for your continued support By Greg Schulz Eric Siebert (@Ericsiebert) author of the book Maximum vSphere (get your copy on Amazon.com here) has opened up voting for the annual top vBlog over at his site (vSphere-land). ...
NetApp announced the other day a new all nand flash solid-state devices (SSD) storage system called the EF540 that is available now. The EF540 has something's new and cool, along with some things familiar, tried, true and proven. What is new is that the EF540 is an all nand flash mult...
By BobGourley The new Defense Intelligence Worldwide Conference evolved from an old event with roots in intelligence systems.  With a new, more mission-focused event, I expect the technology on the expo floor will have a wider scope, and will very likely include technologies that more ...