Commvault joins the hyper-converged backup wave with Hyperscale

Computer Weekly

Hyperscale Software and Hyperscale Appliance bring Commvault backup software in a reference architecture/software product or as a pre-configured server/storage box

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World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It’s that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting […] The post World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Backup To The Future?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  It seems there''s never enough performance: no one wants to wait for a backup, let alone an urgent recovery.    The core technologies are changing: witness the emergence of PBBAs (purpose built backup appliances) as well as various forms of snaps and replication.  Today, EMC''s BRS (Backup and Recovery Systems) announced a slew of product enhancements -- quite an inventory.  The Accidental Architecture?

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Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Data Protection Fundamentals Recovery Points (Backup, Snapshots, Versions)

Storage IO Blog

Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober A few weeks ago I was invited to present a keynote at the 1st annual Minnesota VMware User Group (VMUG) Super VMUG mega event in Minneapolis titled Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future (download PDF presentation here).

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure

Storage IO Blog

hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure appeared first on StorageIOblog. VMware vSAN 6.6 This is the first of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6.

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Storage IO Blog

Need to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. The post Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Storage IO Blog

September was a busy month including VMworld in Las Vegas that featured many Dell EMC VMware (among other) software defined data infrastructure updates and announcements. The post Dell EMC VMware September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Catching Up With Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements

Storage IO Blog

Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements Time for some catching up with summer 2018 IBM cloudy software defined storage announcements that were made earlier this week. Thus, it is no surprise that it is time for catching up with summer 2018 […] The post Catching Up With Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Storage IO Blog

The post Microsoft Azure September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates appeared first on StorageIOblog. September was a busy month for data infrastructure topics as well as Microsoft in terms of new and enhanced technologies. Wrapping up September was Microsoft Ignite where Azure, Azure Stack, Windows, O365, AI, IoT, development tools announcements occurred, along with others from earlier in the month.

Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage Trends News

Storage IO Blog

The post Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage Trends News appeared first on StorageIOblog. Cloud products and services among others, along with associated data infrastructures including object storage, file systems, repositories and access methods are at the center of bulk, big data, big bandwidth and little data initiatives on a public, private, hybrid and community basis.

Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz

Storage IO Blog

Software-defined data infrastructures are where hardware, software, server, storage, I/O networking and related services converge inside data centers or clouds to protect, preserve, secure and serve applications and data. The post Announcing Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials Book by Greg Schulz appeared first on StorageIOblog.

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Storage IO Blog

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. Are you a virtualization or software defined person looking to create a small VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) needing three or more servers to build a proof of concept or personal lab system? scale-out), or perhaps a converged storage for VMware VSAN, Microsoft SOFS or something else?

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Storage IO Blog

or those who are into, or simply like to talk about software-defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? How about Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, are you familiar with that?

Back To Software Defined Data Infrastructure School, Webinar and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the preliminary Server StorageIO fall 2016 back to school, webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Back To Software Defined Data Infrastructure School, Webinar and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Storage IO Blog

September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announcements. One of the announcements included VMware partnering to deliver vSphere, vSAN and NSX data infrastructure components for creating software defined data centers (SDDC) also known as multi cloud, and hybrid cloud leveraging AWS elastic bare metal servers (read more here in a companion post).

Six (or more) data center and software defined management dashboards

Storage IO Blog

The post Six (or more) data center and software defined management dashboards appeared first on StorageIOblog. Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastructures.

Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals

Storage IO Blog

The post Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals appeared first on StorageIOblog. There are various types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), Google, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace among many others.

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Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies

Storage IO Blog

Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies Announcing my new book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies published via Auerbach/CRC Press is now available via CRC Press and Amazon.com among other global venues. My Fifth Solo Book Project – Data Infrastructure Management Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies (e.g. the white book) is my fifth […].

EMC Refreshes Data Protection Portfolio » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

At a Backup to the Future event this week EMC announced a broad array of new hardware and software products that enable customers to deploy new Protection Storage Architectures. ”EMC’s array of data protection solutions announced represents coalescence of proven, existing products with new features and functionality allowing customers to free themselves from the antiquated backup products and processes to a more flexible, holistic approach.”

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Storage IO Blog

Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures.

VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies

Storage IO Blog

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.

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC

Storage IO Blog

Overall this is a good set of announcements by Intel and what we can also expect to be a flood of enhancements from their partners who will use the new family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors in their products to enable software-defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC. The post New family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors enable software defined data infrastructures (SDDI) and SDDC appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

This post is an excerpt from chapter 4 (Chapter 4: Servers: Physical, Virtual, Cloud, and Containers) of my new book Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials – Cloud, Converged and Virtual Fundamental Server Storage I/O […] The post PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober appeared first on StorageIOblog.

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service is an example of reducing cloud costs as opposed to merely cutting cloud costs. What this means is that instead of just cutting my cloud storage costs with […] The post How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future

Storage IO Blog

Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future Join me for a free webinar Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers and Data Infrastructures 11AM PT Thursday July 11th produced by Redmond Magazine sponsored by Quest Software.

SDx Summit London UK (Planning and Enabling Your Journey to Software Defined)

Storage IO Blog

Some of the topics, themes, trends, technologies, tools and tips in my discussion will include among others: The post SDx Summit London UK (Planning and Enabling Your Journey to Software Defined) appeared first on StorageIOblog. On January 26 2017 join me and others at the Savoy hotel in London UK for the SDx summit organized by Wipro. My presentation titled Planning and Enabling Your Journey to SDx will have a theme of Transiting from Hype and Marketing Hope to Deployment and Management.

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive is part three of four series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Getting Started The workflow for using Data […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

Storage IO Blog

backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged convergence Data archiving and preservation Data footprint and proliferation reduction Data protection database I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics Performance and Capacity perspective post server ssd Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization CI CiB containers docker FLASH ha hardware HCI hyper-v hyperconvered IO microsoft NVMe OpenStack plex pod software SSD stamp storage VDI vmware

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions #blogtobertech Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions is the last of a four-post series looking at Microsoft Azure Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review. […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates – #blogtobertech Microsoft announced Azure Data Box is the first in a series of four posts looking at Data Box including a test drive experience. View Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box […] The post Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech The following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model.

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Family is part two of a four-part series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Microsoft Azure Data Box Overview Microsoft […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update. Musician Phil Collins has an excellent name for his current tour Not Dead Yet which is a reminder that he is still alive and performing, at least one […] The post Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments Webinar

Storage IO Blog

Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments Webinar Join me on Thursday March 14th 11AM PT when I host a webinar with topic Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments. This is free webinar (will also be available for replay) sponsored by Veeam, produced by Redmond Magazine where I will be joined by […]. The post Deliver Data Management Availability For Multi Cloud Environments Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Storage IO Blog

where you can add an optional CD or DVD drive) or can you remove your existing CD or DVD drive using USB for software loading? 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?

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Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Storage IO Blog

Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon previous statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack is an on premise extension of Microsoft Azure public cloud. The post Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Broadcom aka Avago aka LSI announces SAS SATA NVMe Adapters with RAID

Storage IO Blog

announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud converged convergence database I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data object storage Performance and Capacity perspective post Power and Cooling programming server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization avago Broadcom cache CI datacenter erasure code FLASH HBA HCI infrastructure IO IOPS LSI NVMe RAID s2d SAS sata sddc SDDI sds Software Defined SSD trends vmware

Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars Fall 2018 Dutch Data Infrastructure Industry Trends Decision Making Seminars. There is still time to register for the fall 2018 Dutch data infrastructure industry trends decision-making seminars November 27th and 28th.

Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview (Its Whats Inside The Data Center)

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role of data infrastructures is to provide a platform environment for applications and data that is resilient, flexible, scalable, agile, efficient as well as cost-effective. The post Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview (Its Whats Inside The Data Center) appeared first on StorageIOblog.