Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Volume 15, Issue VII

Hello and welcome to this July 2015 Server StorageIO update newsletter. Its mid summer here in the northern hemisphere which for many means vacations or holidays.

Content Solution Platforms

Thus this months newsletter has a focus on content solution platforms including hardware and software that get defined to support various applications. Content solutions span from video (4K, HD and legacy streaming, pre-/post-production and editing), audio, imaging (photo, seismic, energy, healthcare, etc.) to security surveillance (including Intelligent Video Surveillance [ISV] as well as Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance [ISR]).

StorageIOblog posts

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From StorageIO Labs

Research, Reviews and Reports

Servers Direct Content Platform
Servers Direct Content Solution Platform

An industry and customer trend is leveraging converged platforms based on multi-socket processors with dozens of cores and threads (logical processors) to support parallel or high-concurrent threaded content based applications.

Recently I had the opportunity by Servers Direct to get some hands-on test time with one of their 2U Content Solution platforms. In addition to big fast data, other content solution applications include: content distribution network (CDN) content caching, network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined network (SDN), cloud rich unstructured big fast media data, analytics and little data (e.g. SQL and NoSQL database, key-value stores, repositories and meta-data) among others.

Read more about content solution platforms including those Intel powered platforms from Servers Direct in this Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective solution brief here.

View other Server StorageIO lab review reports here

Closing Comments

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

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz - @StorageIO

Microsoft MVP File System Storage
VMware vExpert

In This Issue

  • Industry Trends News
  • Commentary in the news
  • Tips and Articles
  • StorageIOblog posts
  • Server StorageIO Lab reviews
  • Events and Webinars
  • Resources and Links

  • StorageIO Commentary in the news

    StorageIO news (image licensed for use from Shutterstock by StorageIO)
    Recent Server StorageIO commentary and industry trends perspectives about news, activities and announcements.

    Processor: A Look At Object-Based Storage
    Processor: Newest and best server trends
    PowerMore: Flash not just for performance
    SearchVirtualStorage: Containers and storage
    BizTechMagazine: Simplify with virtualization
    EnterpriseStorageForum: Future DR Storage
    EnterpriseStorageForum: 10 Tips for DRaaS
    EnterpriseStorageForum: NVMe planning

    View more trends comments here

    StorageIO Tips and Articles

    A common question I am asked is, "What is the best storage technology?" My routine answer is, "It depends!" During my recent Interop Las Vegas session "Smart Shopping for Your Storage Strategy" I addressed this very question. Read more in my tip Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements over at Network Computing.

    Check out these resources and links on server storage I/O performance and benchmarking tools. View more tips and articles here

    Various Industry Events

    Server Storage I/O Workshop Seminars
    Nijkerk Netherlands October 13-16 2015

    VMworld August 30-September 3 2015

    Flash Memory Summit August 11-13

    View other recent and upcoming events here


    BrightTalk Webinar - June 23 2015 9AM PT
    Server Storage I/O Innovation v2.015: Protect Preserve & Serve Your Information

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