Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter

Volume 16, Issue VI and VII

Hello and welcome to this combined June and July (Summer) 2016 Server StorageIO update newsletter. Summer here in the northern hemisphere is in full swing with plenty of indoor, outdoor, work and fun activities taking place. There are also many things shaping up for the upcoming late summer and fall activities, events, news and other items in the works to be covered in future update newsletters, StorageIOblog posts, articles, tips, books, reports, podcast's, videos, webinars in different venues.

In This Issue

  • Commentary in the news
  • Tips and Articles
  • StorageIOblog posts
  • Events and Webinars
  • Industry Activity Trends
  • Resources and Links
  • Enjoy this shortened summer edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.

    Cheers GS

    Industry Activity Trends

    Recent Industry Activates and Trends

    Happy 20th Birthday Microsoft Windows Server (watch for Server 2016 to be formally announced sometime this fall). In the meantime, check out Tech Preview 5 (TP5) here. See what's new in Server 2016 here.

    The Linear Tape Open (LTO) Consortium and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNI) announced that Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format specification is now an International Standards Organization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard.

    NVMe trade group announced new specifications for NVMe over fabrics

    EMC shareholders vote strongly in favor to support merger with Dell.

    Congratulations to all fellow returning as well as new Microsoft MVPs and VMware vExperts.


    StorageIOblog Posts

    Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:

    View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here


    StorageIO Commentary in the news

    Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.

    EnterpriseStorageForum Comments on Top 10 Enterprise SSD Market Trends
    CDW Comments on addressing storage dilemma or debacles
    EnterpriseStorageForum Tips to Ease Backup Appliance Selection Process
    SearchSolidstateStorage solid-state storage and your data storage systems
    SearchStorage Comments on NAS system buying decisions
    EnterpriseStorageForum Comments on Cloud Storage Pros and Cons
    EnterpriseStorageForum Storage Hyperconvergence: When Does It Make Sense?
    EnterpriseStorageForum Comments on The Future of NAS Data Storage
    CRN Comments on 8 Storage Companies Cisco Should Buy (And 1 It Shouldn't)

    View more Server, Storage and I/O hardware as well as software trends comments here


    StorageIO Tips and Articles

    Recent and past Server StorageIO articles appearing in different venues include:  Cloud (Microsoft Azure) storage considerations
    InfoStor:  Whats The Best Storage Benchmark?
    NetworkComputing:  Selecting Storage: Buzzword Bingo
    EnterpriseStorageForum:  NAND, DRAM, SAS/SCSI & SATA/AHCI: Not Dead, Yet!
    NetworkComputing:  Selecting Storage: It's All About The Applications
    IronMountain:  The Importance of a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy
    IronMountain:  Information Lifecycle Management Strategy: Which Data Types Have Value?
    EnterpriseStorageForum:  Is Future Storage Converging Around Hyper-Converged?
    NetworkComputing:  Selecting Storage: Start With Requirements
    BizTech:  4 Ways to Performance-Test Your New HDD or SSD

    Check out these resources techniques, trends as well as tools. View more tips and articles here

    StorageIO Webinars and Industry Events

    September 20: BrightTalk Webinar Software Defined Data Infrastructures (SDDI) Enabling Software Defined Data Centers - Part of Software-Defined Storage summit - 8AM PT

    August 29-31: VMworld Las Vegas

    August 25 - TBA

    August 16: BrightTalk Webinar Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) are in your future (if not already) - Part of Enterprise Software and Infrastructure summit 8AM PT

    August 10-11 Flash Memory Summit (Panel discussion August 11th) - NVMe over Fabric

    June 22: Micron Webinar Don't let old, slow SAS HDDs drag down your data center - Discussion About SAS SSDs

    Brouwer Storage (Nijkerk Holland) June 10-15, 2016 - Various in person seminar workshops

    June 15: Software Defined Data center with Greg Schulz and Fujitsu International

    June 14: Round table with Greg Schulz and John Williams (General manager of Reduxio) and Gert Brouwer. Discussion about new technologies with Reduxio as an example.

    June 10: Hyper converged, Converged , and related subjects presented Greg Schulz

    See more webinars and other activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.


    Server StorageIO Industry Resources and Links

    Check out these useful links and pages: - Various industry links (over 1,000 with more to be added soon) - Cloud and object storage topics, tips and news items - Various data protection items and topics - Focus on NVMe trends and technologies - NVM and Solid State Disk topics, tips and techniques - Various server, storage and I/O performance and benchmarking

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