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Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced (preview) new Elastic File System (EFS) providing Network File System (NFS) NAS (Network Attached Storage) capabilities for AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances. EFS AWS compliments other AWS storage offerings including Simple Storage Service (S3) along with Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Glacier and Relational Data Services (RDS) among others.
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Keep in mind that a fundamental role of Information Technology (IT) is to protect, preserve and serve business or organizations information assets including applications, configuration settings and data for use when or where needed. Data protection is a broad topic that spans from logical and physical security to high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), archiving (including life beyond c...
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Note that most reputable cloud providers do not hide their fees even though there are myths that all cloud vendors have hidden fees, instead they list what those costs are on their sites. However that means the smart shopper or person procuring cloud services needs to go look for those fee’s and what they mean to avoid surprises. On the other hand if you can not find what extra fee’s would be along with what is or is not included in a cloud servi...
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There are several regions around the world and up until today AWS customers could copy, sync or replicate S3 bucket contents between AWS regions manually (or via automation) using various tools such as Cloudberry, Cyberduck, S3browser and S3motion to name just a few as well as via various gateways and other technologies. Some of those tools and technologies are open-source or free, some are freemium and some are premium for a few that also vary b...
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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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It’s springtime in Kentucky and recently I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Kendrick Coleman to talk about S3motion, Buckets, Containers, Objects, AWS S3, Cloud and Object Storage, node.js, EMCcode and open source among other related topics which are available in a podcast here, or video here and available at StorageIO.tv.
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These four steps will help you evaluate new storage drives. And … psst … we included the metrics that matter.
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In case you forgot or did not know, World Backup Day is March 31 2015 (@worldbackupday) so now is a good time to be ready. The only challenge that I have with the World Backup Day (view their site here) that has gone on for a few years know is that it is a good way to call out the importance of backing up or protecting data. However its time to also put more emphasis and focus on being able to make sure those backups or protection copies actually...
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When using benchmark or workload generation tools such as HammerDB I needed a way to capture and log performance activity metrics such as transactions per minute. For example using HammerDB to simulate an application making database requests performing various transactions as part of testing an overall system solution including server and storage I/O activity.
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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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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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    Masters Software Engineering
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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
storageioblog.com

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

News and commentary page
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News and commentary page - Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

Rings Of Security For Protection Or Bling For Appearance?
www.informationsecuritybuzz.com

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

Backup.U
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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