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My working title was Big Data, Storage Dilemma. They say dilemma. I say dilemna. I’m serious. I spell it dilemna. Big Data presents something of a storage dilemma. There is no one data store to rule them all. Should different data structures be persisted to different storage mediums...
In the spirit of solid state devices (SSD) including DRAM and nand flash, not to mention emerging phase chance memory (PCM) among others that help to boost productivity and cut latency, here are a couple of quick notes and links. Here are a some more pieces to have a quick look at: S...
It is still early in 2013, so I can make some cloud, virtualization, storage and IO related predictions, or more aptly, talk about some trends, in addition to those that I made in late 2012, looking forward and back. Common over-riding themes will continue to include convergence (peopl...
Common community cloud conversation questions include among others: Who defines the standards for community clouds? The members or participants, or whoever they hire or get to volunteer to do it. Who pays for the community cloud? The members or participants do, think about a co-op ...
Blaze Combines OnApp's Cloud Management Platform with All-SSD Storage from SolidFire to Enable Crucial to Guarantee IOPS for Storage-Intensive ApplicationsLondon - February 5, 2013 - OnApp has announced that it was selected, along with SolidFire, to help Crucial Cloud Hosting launch Bl...
Have you heard of a community cloud? Cloud computing including cloud storage and services as products, solutions and services offer different functionality and enable benefits for various types of organizations, entities or individuals. Public clouds, private clouds and hybrids lever...
QlikView solution provider signs as Actian reseller to help QlikView customers benefit from QlikView Direct Discovery functionality with Actian VectorwiseLondon, UK, 4th February 2013 - Actian Corp. ("Actian"), a leader in next generation big data management, today announced that Diffe...
By RyanKamauff Brings Together Best-in-Class Partners to Meet Today’s Mounting Business Challenges CHICAGO, February 04, 2013 – Businesses today are challenged to provide their end users with a complete storage solution. Today those requirements have grown to include always-available a...
Fwiw, I removed tape from my environment about 8 years ago, or I should say directly as some of my cloud providers may in fact be using tape in various ways that I do not see, nor do I care one way or the other as long as my data is safe, secure, protected and SLA's are meet. Likewise,...
Big Data applications have gained new momentum in the marketplace, as the benefits of working with larger and larger data sets enables analysts to spot key business-related trends. International Data Corporation (IDC) released a worldwide forecast of Big Data opportunities, noting that...
Sometimes what should be understood, or that is common sense or that you think everybody should know needs to be stated. After all, there could be somebody who does not know what some assume as common sense or what others know for various reasons. At times, there is simply the need to ...
Cloud Optimization Strategies Study Shows 81 Percent of Businesses Tap Cloud StoragePITTSBURGH, PA - January 29, 2013 - Avere Systems, a leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today announced the results of its Cloud Study Optimization Survey in conjunction with Gatepoi...
Hartley Wintney, UK, January 29th 2013 - Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling District Councils in Kent are using Getmapping's hosted WMS service to access aerial photography of the whole county. The aerial photography not only covers the whole of Kent but also multiple time perio...
New 1.2TB Ultrastar™ C10K1200 Provides 33 Percent More Capacity for Improved Storage Efficiency in Tier 1 Mission-Critical Cloud and Enterprise Servers and Storage SystemsSAN JOSE, Calif, January 29, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digi...
Complete Private Cloud pre-packaged Solution enables fast-track entry into CloudTeltow/Paris/Lichfield, 28 January 2013 - NextiraOne, Europe's leading expert in communications services, has further enhanced its Cloud Solution portfolio by announcing today a fast-track entry solution in...
This book is a nice concise no nonsense introduction to Objective-C. This book is different than most of the Objective-C books I have read in that it uses Cocoa and Cocoa Touch to teach the language.The books starts out covering the developer programs, Xcode, Object-Oriented Programmin...
By RyanKamauff Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Symantec CEO on reorg: “our system is just broken” – The new CEO of Symantec, Steve Bennett, outlined a new re-organizational plan for the security firm. Symantec’s Norton offerings are some of t...
Now lets look at using a tip from Dave Warburton to make an internal SATA HDD into an RDM for one of my Windows based VMs. My challenge was that I have a VM with a guest that I wanted to have a Raw Device Mapping (RDM) internal SATA HDD accessible to it, expect the device was an inter...
Integration of SolidFire's all-SSD storage and Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator combines high performance storage technologies with cloud management software to deliver better value and improved experience for service providers' customersLondon, UK and Boulder, Colorado - 22 January 2013 - ...
January 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz January 2013 News letter Welcome to the January 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update news letter including a new format and added content....
Have you spent time searching the VMware documentation, on-line forums, venues and books to decide how to make a local dedicated direct attached storage (DAS) type device (e.g. SATA or SAS) be Raw Device Mappings (RDM)? Part two of this post looks at how to make an RDM using an interna...
When you have a small team, you don’t need delegate administration. However, when your team size is 20 and above, or if you are using Gladinet Cloud Enterprise for you whole company, you need delegate administration. What You can
By MollyJust Almost 400 million Indians, do not have access to a power grid. Nikhil Jaisinghani and Brian Shaad, cofounders of Mera Gao Power (MGP), want to change that. MGP’s goal is to provide 400 million rural Indians access to clean light (as opposed to kerosene-fueled lamps)...
Lichfield, 21 January 2013 - NextiraOne UK, part of Europe's leading expert in communications services, today announced that it has been designated a FlexPod Premium Partner by Cisco and NetApp to provide solutions and services supporting the FlexPod data centre solution. As a FlexPod ...
This is the third in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here and second post here) looking at what else EMC announced today in addition to an enhanced VMAX 10K and dispelling the myth that large storage arrays are dead (or at least for now). In addition to the VMAX 10K spec...
This is the second in a multi-part series of posts (read first post here) looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates mean. Thus on January 14 2013 it is time for a new EMC Virtual Matrix (VMAX) model 10,000 (10K) sto...
This is the first in a multi-part series of posts looking at if large enterprise and legacy storage systems are dead, along with what todays EMC VMAX 10K updates means. EMC has announced an upgrade, refresh or new version of their previously announced Virtual matrix (VMAX) 10,000 (10K...
Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? By Greg Schulz Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be...
Thanks for viewing StorageIO content and top 2012 viewed posts By Greg Schulz 2012 was a busy year (it was our 7th year in business) along with plenty of activity on StorageIOblog.com as well as on the various syndicate and other sites that pickup our content f...
By BobGourley Disruptive IT List The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT. Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should be evaluating now for u...
Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley By Greg Schulz Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage - A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O'Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that's a d...
Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands By Greg Schulz Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others). Finding a Windows ph...
Gartner has been predicting for last five years that cloud computing will have a transformational impact in next 2 to 5 year! So, it is a good time to step back and ask ourselves… I think the answer cannot be given in simple black-and-white term like “Yes” or “No”. Like the answer to ...
Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Storage virtualization along with virtual...
Last week Imation, the company that is known for making CDs, DVDs, magnetic tape and in the past floppy disk (diskettes) bought Nexsan, a company known for the SATA and SAS storage products. Imation is also (or should be) owns the TDK and Memorex names (remember is it real or is it ...
Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club. Why am I thanking Gartner? Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help to amplify...
By RyanKamauff We saw the press release below on two great firms in the ecosystem: CSC and Cleversafe, and had to share: From: http://www.cleversafe.com/press-releases/cleversafe-and-csc-join-the-active-archive-alliance BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 3 — The Active Archive Alliance announced tod...
In the UK, Cape employs 4,000 people and is the largest access and insulation employer in UK industrial services. It helps maintain over two-thirds of the UK's coal and oil-fired power generation facilities and 87 per cent of its nuclear capacity. As you would expect, IT plays a key ro...
IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future By Greg Schulz IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Blog post - IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping ...
My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a big book...