When Networking Met Storage -- Again

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Of all the "software-defined" categories, software-defined networking is now garnering the lion''s share of industry attention.    A simple scan of industry publications and associated vendor positioning will amply demonstrate this. The Storage Networking Landscape.

Storage Deflation?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While it’s true that I now work for VMware, I came from the storage hardware business.     And I think I could construct a plausible argument that we are in a sustained deflationary period for storage capacity: disks and arrays.  Storage

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Barefoot Networks: Transforming the Networking Industry with P4 and PISA

CTOvision

Barefoot exists to hand the keys of the network to the owner of the network. It provides a ubiquitous programmable network platform. Imagine a cambrian explosion in networking capabilities. Our goal is to make programming your network as simple as programming your CPU.

Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At one time, almost all storage was directly attached to servers.    Whether that was through disk drives in the server enclosure itself, or external racks directly connected, there was a clear 1:1 mapping between server, application and dedicated storage resources.

The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

    When it comes to storage, it’s been the same way for as long as I can remember: the storage team makes the recommendation.  But what if a relatively new storage buyer is emerging?  The New Storage Buyer. Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong.

Industry Verticals Tackle Unstructured Data

Cloud Musings

Storage of this form of data is typically in an object format which differs significantly from the database norm. Object storage formats are now being used to optimize access to large amounts of non-transactional files across a growing number of vertical markets.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

a nice chunk of new technology has been introduced to help automate perhaps the most difficult part of the data center – storage. It''s worth digging into these new storage automation features: why they are needed, how they work, and why they should be seriously considered.

My Obsolete Storage Knowledge

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As I reflect back on various chapters in my personal Storage Encyclopedia, I’m realizing that there are vast tranches that are candidates for leaving behind. I thought I’d share with you my personal list of “once cool, now not so much” storage topics that I’m faced with.

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. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

How EMC IT Does Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

You might be used to getting storage advice from a storage vendor, but the better source might be to speak to someone in their IT group.   EMC is a well-regarded $20B+ global enterprise in a highly competitive industry.  What Storage Might Look Like In Five Years.

Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructure Recommended Reading List and Book Shelf Updated 10/30/17 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast’s, events and industry links among other resources.

The New IT Industry Landscape

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The news over the weekend that HP was splitting into two separate businesses made me deeply ruminate over the future of the IT industry — helped along by a few adult beverages. storage), we’ve seen all manner of new startups in the last few years. 

Object Storage: The Future of Scale Out

Data Center Knowledge

Object storage is a new storage paradigm that is seeing growing interest as it addresses the challenge of efficiently storing massive volumes of unstructured data: Big Unstructured Data, writes Tom Leyden of Data Direct Networks. Industry Perspectives

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.    The existing storage kit seems to be doing the job; why would we need anything radically different? When Will You Hit The Storage Wall?

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. The post Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Now both networking and storage are approaching the same event horizon as server and compute did years before.   This inevitability is not lost on industry storage vendors, either.  In this post, I''ll vainly attempt to be an impartial industry observer. 

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

The post Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016 appeared first on StorageIOblog. While Microsoft Windows Server recently celebrated its 20th birthday (or anniversary), a lot has changed as well as evolved.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Network Software Defined Cloud and Virtual Recommended Reading List

IT Toolbox

The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection (backup, security, HA, BC, DR). s, events and industry links among other resources and related data infrastructure topics, tools, techniques as well as trends

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Storage Disruption: Choose Your Poison

Chuck's Blog - EMC

An awkward moment: I’m with a customer group, and someone asks me an innocent question: “ so, what’s happening in the storage world these days? ”. Enterprises invest an awful lot in storage technology, the rough cut is about $30B annually in hardware alone.  Storage

Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

Chuck's Blog - EMC

When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic. Fortunately, someone sent me a link to a short PDF produced under the auspices of SNIA — the Storage Networking Industry Association.

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. 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. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit.

Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

Storage IO Blog

The post Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures appeared first on StorageIOblog. Data Infrastructures exist to protect, preserve, secure and serve information along with the applications and data they depend on. With more data being created at a faster rate, along with the size of data becoming larger, increased application functionality to transform data into information means more demands on data infrastructures and their underlying resources.

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.

Don’t Call It Software-Defined Storage, Unless …

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Understandably, it takes a while for the industry to collectively wrap its head around a consensus perspective regarding a new subject. When it comes to one of my personal hot topics (software-defined storage), I do try to patient, but I fail. and not be unique to storage.

Ten Reasons Why VMware Is Leading The Hyperconverged Industry

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While I admire their bravado, I felt the piece did a disservice to both the industry and to customers. The first wave was “converged” infrastructure: traditional compute, storage and network products engineered to be consumed and supported as a single block of infrastructure.

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Server Storage I/O Network Benchmark Winter Olympic Games

Storage IO Blog

big data Cloud Comment convergence database I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data metrics news Performance and Capacity perspective Poll post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization Benchmark Brocade Cisco fc fcoe HP IO olympics storage UCS

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. Storage Becomes Just Part Of What People Do??.

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.

Cloud Storage 2.0 Set To Dominate Market

Cloud Musings

The enterprise data storage marketplace is poised to become a battlefield. No longer the quiet backwater of cloud computing services, the focus of this global transition is now going from compute to storage. On March 13, 2006, Amazon Web Services launched Simple Storage Service (S3).

Parallel Processing and Unstructured Data Transforms Storage

Cloud Musings

Technology advances that exemplify this transition include: Big Data – The analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying and information privacy of extremely large, complex and unstructured data sets.

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.

The Shape Of Today's Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

An IT industry insiders perspective on information, technology and customer challenges. The Shape Of Todays Storage Market. So often, I talk about industry directions and future scenarios.  Consider it Storage Marketplace 101? Storage -- The Big Picture.

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements

Storage IO Blog

VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements This is part three of a three-part series looking at last weeks v6.7 VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements. The focus of this post is on server, storage, I/O along with deployment and other wrap up items. In case you missed them, read part one […] The post VMware vSphere vSAN vCenter Server Storage I/O Enhancements appeared first on StorageIOblog.

What Storage Might Look Like In Five Years

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  And that''s where storage comes in.    Networks move it, processors transform it, but it all has to live somewhere.    Re-Imagining Physical Storage.   Application servers and storage servers communicate over a network

My Obsolete Storage Knowledge

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As I reflect back on various chapters in my personal Storage Encyclopedia, I’m realizing that there are vast tranches that are candidates for leaving behind.  I’ve spent over twenty years working with just about every aspect of storage — from the underlying technologies and their supply chains, to macroeconomic consumption patterns and operational models and the structure of the overall storage industry. Understanding Storage Arrays.