Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue I

Hello and welcome to this January 2015 Server and StorageIO update newsletter. Its 2015 and the new year is off and running picking up where 2014 left off. January is typically a relatively quiet month when it comes to technology announcements and other industry activity. However January is also time where there is a lot going on behind the scenes. This means that there are many things to watch for in the coming months, weeks or perhaps even days.

Commentary In The News

StorageIO news

Following are some Server and StorageIO industry trends perspectives comments that have appeared in various venues. In case you missed it, Box recently did their IPO and here are some perspectives over at SaaS In the Enterprise prior to the IPO.

Over at Enterprise Storage Forum I have some perspectives on High Performance Compute (HPC) aka High Productivity Compute along with big data and object storage in the Lustre buying guide.

Also over at Enterprise Storage Forum some tips and comments on data storage benchmarking guide. Meanwhile over at  InfoStor check see 9 Storage Startups to Watch. Search SolidState Storage has some perspectives on NexGen Storage ioControl following SanDisk spinout and over at Processor some comments on avoiding common mistakes with virtualization. View additional trends comments here

Tips and Articles

Cloud storage: Is It All About Cost?

Is cloud storage all about removing cost, cost cutting, free storage? Or perhaps even getting something else in addition to free storage?

You might ask: what type of cloud storage am I referring to? That’s a great question. After all, there are many types or categories of public cloud storage services, not to mention private and hybrid options. There are cloud storage services for consumers to save and share their photos, videos, music and other documents to. Then there is business and enterprise file, document, object and collaboration cloud storage options. Read the entire article here.

View recent as well as past tips and articles here

Server StorageIOblog posts

Recent StorageIOblog posts include:

View other recent as well as past blog posts here

In This Issue

  • Industry Trends Perspectives
  • Commentary in the news
  • Server StorageIO Tips and Articles
  • Server StorageIO blog posts

  • Events & Activities

    May 4-6, 2015 EMCworld Las Vegas
    April 29, 2015 Interop Las Vegas
    April 12 -13, 2015 NAB Las Vegas
    March 3, 2015 - TBA (St. Paul)
    Feb 18, 2015 Usenix FAST Santa Clara

    View other recent and upcoming events here


    December 11, 2014 - BrightTalk
    Server & Storage I/O Performance
    December 10, 2014 - BrightTalk
    Server & Storage I/O Decision Making
    December 9, 2014 - BrightTalk
    Virtual Server and Storage Decision Making
    December 3, 2014 - BrightTalk
    Data Protection Modernization
    November 13 9AM PT - BrightTalk
    Software Defined Storage

    Videos and Podcasts

    StorageIO podcasts are also available via Gregs StorageIO Podcast on Apple iTunes and at

    From Server StorageIO Labs

    Research, Reviews and Reports

    Intel NUC nick knack notes and review
    Intel nuc server storage I/O
    Intel nuc server storage I/O ports
    Intel Nuc

    This Server StorageIO lab review looks at  Intel NUC for virtual, physical and software defined storage networking. Read more about Intel Nuc here.

    View other StorageIO lab and reports here.

    Resources and Links

    Check out these useful links and pages:

    Enjoy this edition of the Server and StorageIO update newsletter and watch for new tips, articles, StorageIO lab report reviews, blog posts, videos and podcasts along with in the news commentary appearing soon.

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