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.

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.

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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

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober Peripheral Computer Interconnect Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamental component.

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.

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

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

DDN raises the bar as data intensive analytics push storage systems

CTOvision

It is no secret that today’s data intensive analytics are stressing traditional storage systems. SSD) to bolster the performance of traditional storage platforms and support the ever-increasing IOPS and bandwidth requirements of their applications. By Dan Cybulski.

PCI Compliance and Network Segmentation

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - PCI Compliance and Network Segmentation - Information Technology Blog. The first step to determining the scope of your Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is segmenting your data networks. Networking

Astute Networks Announces Adaptive Networked Flash Solution For Both NFS And iSCSI Physical And Virtual Environments

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley New Release of ViSX Performance Storage Appliance OS Boosts Tier 1 Applications and VDI Performance by up to 10X While Supporting Existing NAS and SAN Infrastructure Investments. February 25, 2014 – Astute Networks ™ ,Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash ™ appliances, today announced the release of ViSX OS v5, the latest software release for the ViSX family of Performance Storage Appliances. About Astute Networks.

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.

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?

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

VMware VVOLs and storage I/O fundementals (Part 1)

Storage IO Blog

SAS, SATA, iSCSI, Fibre Channel aka FC, FCoE aka FC over Ethernet, IBA/SRP, etc) or an NFS file system presented by a storage system (or appliance), VVOL’s push more functionality and visibility down into the storage system. VVOL’s shift more intelligence and work from the hypervisor down into the storage system. Instead of a VM host accessing its virtual disk (aka VMDK) which is stored in a VMFS formatted data store (part of ESXi hypervisor) built on top of a SCSI LUN (e.g.

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.

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

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Storage IO Blog

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?

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.

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details

Storage IO Blog

Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details This is Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details that is part of a five-post series (view part I here, part II here, part IV (PowerEdge MX Composable) here and part V here). Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada […] The post Part III Dell Technology World 2018 Storage Announcement Details appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics

Storage IO Blog

The post SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics appeared first on StorageIOblog. Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor looking at SSD trends, tips and related topics. SSDs of some type, shape and form are in your future, if they are not already. In my InfoStor piece, I look at some non-volatile memory (NVM) and SSD trends, technologies, tools and tips that you can leverage today to help prepare for tomorrow.

Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix

Storage IO Blog

This Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspective report looks at common issues, trends, and how to address different application server storage I/O challenges. software based) storage solution. The post Server StorageIO Industry Trends Perspectives Report WekaIO Matrix appeared first on StorageIOblog. In this report, we look at WekaIO Matrix, an elastic, flexible, highly scalable easy to use (and manage) software defined (e.g.

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

Storage IO Blog

The post Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview appeared first on StorageIOblog. This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. CI, CIB and HCI can be complete data infrastructure for smaller environments, or component building blocks in larger organizations.

AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I)

Storage IO Blog

This Amazon Web Service (AWS) Storage Gateway Revisited posts is a follow-up to the AWS Storage Gateway test drive and review I did a few years ago (thus why it’s called revisited). The post AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I) appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Water, Data and Storage Analogy

Storage IO Blog

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.

AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance

Storage IO Blog

AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance As part of extending their cloud platform reach, recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements include AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends

Storage IO Blog

Trends involving tradecraft include capturing existing experiences and skills from those who are about to retire or simply move on to something else, as well as learning for those new to IT or servers, storage, I/O, and data infrastructure hardware, software, and services. The post Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Tradecraft Trends appeared first on StorageIOblog.

January 2015 Server StorageIO Industry Trends Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

January is typically a relatively quiet month when it comes to technology announcements and other industry activity. announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged Data protection database DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics Lab report little data news object storage Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization box ipo newsletter nexgen trends

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.

Nand flash SSD server storage I/O conversations

Storage IO Blog

Also keep in mind that a bit of SSD as storage or cache in the right place can go a long way, while a lot of SSD will give you a benefit however also cost a lot of cash. The post Nand flash SSD server storage I/O conversations appeared first on StorageIOblog. The following are some of my tips, articles, blog posts, presentations and other content on SSD. Keep in mind that the question should not be if SSD are in your future, rather when, where, with what, from whom and how much.