Updated 6/24/11

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Server and StorageIO Skill sets

Leveraging a diverse skill set, the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) group can help you look at and analyze various technologies and solutions in the appropriate and applicable context of having been a vendor, analyst and customer to meet your specific needs and requirements.

Skill Set Area
Applicable Technologies and Topics
Power, Cooling, Energy Efficiency, floor space and environmental green storage and data center I/O topics
Green IT, Sustainability, Performance, power and energy consumption, electric power generating and transmission (G&T), alternative fuel and data center power, UPS and backup power, power efficiency and effectiveness, RoHS, WEEE, benchmarking, energy star, EPA, metrics and measurements, IT optimization and efficiency.
BC, DR and Data Protection, Storage Management and Software
Backup, Continuous data protection (CDP), Compression, VTLs, Deduplicaiton, snapshot, point-in-time (PIT) copy, RAID, CDP, mirroring and replication (local and remote), clustering, Snapshot, tape, hardware, software, optical, archiving, CAS and object storage, BC and DR planning, testing, ediscovery, training, polices and practices. SRM, SRA, IRM, data classification, Search, Cloud, MSP, SaaS, Grid, Capacity and Performance Planning, Change Management.
Cloud, Servers, Operating Systems and Virtualization
Public and private cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, MSP, Open systems, Windows, Desktop, PC, Mainframes, Blade Systems, Virtual and Physical, Virtual I/O (VIO), I/O Virtualizaiton (IOV), Hypervisors, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenVMS, Unix, Linux, Apple, PICK, VDI, database and data warehouse among other related topics including systems and applications development.
Storage devices and Systems
RAID, Dedupe, SSD, HDD, HHDD, RHDD, VTL, VTS, Optical Storage, Disk, Tape, Fixed Content, Cloud, Grid, SaaS, COS, Bulk, SAN, NAS, CAS, Virtualizaiton, clustered, tiered storage and grid.
Networking and storage interfaces
Fibre Channel (FC), Ethernet, FCoE, FICON, ESCON, SCSI, SAS, SATA, IP, iSCSI, PCI, DWDM, SONET/SDH, iFCP, FCIP, Optical Networks, InfiniBand, LAN, MAN, WAN, SAN, POTS & PANS, WAFS, NAS, CAS, Cloud, Switches, Directors, Routers, Channel extenders, HBAs, I/O Virtualization (IOV), Virtual I/O (VIO) and other related topics.
Performance and Capacity Planning, Infrastructure Optimization
Tuning, monitoring, server and storage resource monitoring (SRM), Storage / System Resource Analysis (SRA), Cross domain, End to End (E2E), metrics, measurement, CMDB, IT resource management (IRM), modeling, forecasting, benchmarking, configuration, technology assessment, acquisition, configuration, benchmarking, HVAC, green and environmental, power and cooling topics for the data center.
Technology management (applications, servers, storage, networking)
Data center design and review, budgeting, service level (SLA), ILM, classification and characterization, change control, servers, storage, file systems, operating systems, storage management tools, storage software, security, encryption, environmental and physical infrastructure items, email, database, RFI, RFP, RFQ.
Positions and roles
Applications programming and systems analysts, systems programmer, system admin, storage planner, performance and capacity planner, DR consultant, system engineer, sales, marketing, technologist, industry analyst, author, blogger and advisor.

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