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Ever need to add another GbE port to a small server, workstation or perhaps Intel NUC, however no PCIe slots are available? How about attaching a M2 form factor flash SSD card to a server or device that does not have an M2 port, or, for mirroring two M2 cards together with a RAID adapter? Looking for tool to convert a Windows system to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) while it is running? The following are a collection of odd’s and end’s devices and too...
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Welcome to the NVM Express (NVMe) place containing various links and content on you guessed it, NVMe, which is a companion to The SSD Place, which has a broader Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) focus including flash among other SSD topics. NVMe is a new server storage I/O access method and protocol for fast access to NVM based storage and memory technologies. NVMe is an alternative to existing block-based server storage I/O access protocols such as AHCI...
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Today, Dell as in Michael Dell and his corporation Dell along with partner Silver Lake investment announced a $67B USD deal that they are acquiring EMC along with their stake in VMware which will stay an independently public traded company. Dell brings strength in small and medium-mid market strength and supplier to cloud and other managed service providers, Dell financing combines with EMC strength and enterprise portfolio. This deal also reunit...
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Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following are two examples. Being a customer of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure (among others), I receive monthly news updates about service improvements along with new features. Here are a couple of examples involving recent updates from AWS and Azure.
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The initial die or basic chip building block 3D XPoint implementation is a layer 128 Gbit device which if using 8 bits would yield 16GB raw. Over time increased densities should become available as the bit density improves with more cells and further scaling of the technology, combined with packaging. For example while a current die could hold up to 16 GBytes of data, multiple dies could be packaged together to create a 32GB, 64GB, 128GB etc. or ...
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Is it just me, or did January disappear in a flash like data stored in non-persistent volatile DRAM memory when the power is turned off? It seems like just the other day that it was the first day o…
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Besides being taken for granted and all of us being dependent on them, several other similarities exist between water, data, and storage. In addition to being a link that piece, this is a companion with some different images to help show the similarities between water, data and storage if for no other reason to have a few moments of fun.
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A theme I mention in the above two articles as well as elsewhere about server, storage I/O and applications is PACE. That is, application Performance Availably Capacity Economics (PACE). Different applications will have various attributes, in general, as well as how they are used. For example database transaction activity vs. reporting or analytics, logs and journals vs. redo logs, indices, tables, indices, import/export, scratch and temp space. ...
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The question is not if NVM is in your future, it is! Instead the questions are what type of NVM including NAND flash among other mediums will be deployed where, using what type of packaging or solutions (drives, cards, systems, appliances, cloud) for what role (as storage, primary memory, persistent cache) along with how much among others.
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Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion space? Do you also want or need the HDD or SSD drive expansion slots to be hot swappable, 6 Gbps SATA3 along with up to 12 Gbps SAS devices? Do you have an available 5.25" media bay slot (e.g. where you can add an optional CD or DVD drive) or can you remo...
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3D XPoint is not NAND flash, it is also not NVRAM or DRAM, it’s a new class of NVM that can be used for server class main memory with persistency, or as persistent data storage among other uses (cell phones, automobiles, appliances and other electronics). In addition, 3D XPoint is more durable with a longer useful life for writing and storing data vs. NAND flash.
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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

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?
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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