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There are different reasons for benchmarking, such as, you might be asked or want to know how many IOPs per disk, Solid State Device (SSD), device or storage system such as for a 15K RPM (revolutions per minute) 146GB SAS Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Sure you can go to a manufactures website and look at the speeds and feeds (technical performance numbers) however are those metrics applicable to your environments applications or workload?
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VMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor called vSphere aka ESXi. In addition to a new version of its software defined server hypervisor along with companion software defined management and convergence tools.
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This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets look at options added to my NUC model 54250, first deployment use and more impressions.
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This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets look at options added to my NUC model 54250, first deployment use and more impressions.
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If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with related advanced approaches?
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Do you need or want to do a Do It Yourself (DIY) build of a small server compute cluster, or a software defined storage cluster (e.g. scale-out), or perhaps a converged storage for VMware VSAN, Microsoft SOFS or something else? Do you need a new server, second or third server, or expand a cluster, create a lab or similar and want the ability to tailor your system without shopping or a motherboard, enclosure, power supply and so forth? Are you a v...
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This is a list of various articles, tips, post and other resources on server storage I/O performance benchmarking for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments along with associated tools.
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The NUC has been around new for a few years and continues to evolve and recently I bought my first one (e.g. a 4th generation model) to join some other servers that I have. My reason for getting a NUC is to use it as a simple low-power platform to run different software on including bare-metal OS, hypervisors, cloud, virtual and software defined server storage and networking applications on that might otherwise be on an old laptop or mini-tower.
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The NUC has been around new for a few years and continues to evolve and recently I bought my first one (e.g. a 4th generation model) to join some other servers that I have. My reason for getting a NUC is to use it as a simple low-power platform to run different software on including bare-metal OS, hypervisors, cloud, virtual and software defined server storage and networking applications on that might otherwise be on an old laptop or mini-tower.
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If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with related advanced approaches?
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Do you need or want to do a Do It Yourself (DIY) build of a small server compute cluster, or a software defined storage cluster (e.g. scale-out), or perhaps a converged storage for VMware VSAN, Microsoft SOFS or something else? Do you need a new server, second or third server, or expand a cluster, create a lab or similar and want the ability to tailor your system without shopping or a motherboard, enclosure, power supply and so forth? Are you a v...
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Hello and welcome to this December Server and StorageIO update newsletter.
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Involved with IT infrastructure topics, technologies and themes from servers to storage, I/O and networking, hardware and software among other things

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Author of the books "Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking" (CRC Press, 2011), "The Green and Virtual Data Center" (CRC Press, 2009) and "Resilient Storage Networks" (Elsevier, 2004). AuthvExpert (2010, 2011), BizTech top 50 IT blogs, Customer collective top IT analyst blogger and twitter, MSP Busines Journal eco-tech warrior
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Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review
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Overall I give the Lenovo TS140 an provisional "A" which would be a solid "A" once the BIOS/firmware issue mentioned above is resolved for V

Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review
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Back to the Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD which is covered in this StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective thought leadership white pa

Script to create VMware SRM database
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VMware SRM installer creates tables in database automatically but you must prepare MS-SQL database, DB schema and ODBC data source before SR

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Rings Of Security For Protection Or Bling For Appearance?
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This comes back to the premise of if you are doing information security and data protection for real, or for show and bling.

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter
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November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the November 2013 editio(...)

EMC announces XtremIO General Availability (Part I)
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EMC announces XtremIO flash SSD General Availability EMC announced today the general availability (GA) if the all flash Solid State Device (

Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds
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XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details, insights and perspect

DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software
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http://storageioblog.com/datadynamics-storagex-70-file-data-management-migration-software DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management

Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements
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Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements I just received via Email the October Amazon Web Services (AWS) Newsletter in adva

What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you?
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What does gaining industry traction or adoption mean too you? Is it based on popularity or how often something that is talked about, blogged

Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter
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Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the Fall 2013 (joint September and O(...)

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)
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Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object AP

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the SSD storage I/O flash cash cache dash
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Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the Storage storage I/O flash cash cache dash Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Mil

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident
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WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western

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VMworld 2013 Vmware, server, storage I/O and networking update (Day 1)
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Congratulations to VMware on 10 years of VMworld! With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many

Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com
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Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com The other day I was invited by Jeremy Reynolds and J.W. Aldershoff to be a guest on th

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software
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IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software As I often say, the best server storage I/O or IOP is the one that you do not have to d

Server and Storage IO Memory: DRAM and nand flash
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DRAM, DIMM, DDR3, nand lash memory, SSD, stating what's often assumed Often what's assumed is not always the case. For example in along with