More SMB Love Needed

Cloud Musings

In a recent post, titled “ 10 Surprising Facts About Cloud Computing and What It Really Is ”, Zac Johnson highlighted some interesting facts about cloud computing in the SMB marketplace: Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to running its own IT system.

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Vendor management and looking beyond SMB firewalls, anti-virus, and data backups

IT Toolbox

I just had lunch with a long-time business colleague who specializes in IT consulting and network systems integration for small and medium-sized businesses. From servers to PBXs and everything in between, his company sells, installs, and manages entire network environments for its customers. Companies like my colleague’s are the backbone of the enormously large group of businesses

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Why R2? Your Next SAN with SMB 3.02 Scale-out File Servers

IT Pros Rock!

In this article, we’ll discuss building “Your Next SAN” – a configuration leveraging commodity hardware, Storage Spaces and SMB 3.02 S TORAGE!

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Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?

Storage IO Blog

Blog post: Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO? Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along with its SAMBA implementation, however for this piece the context is Small Medium Business.

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Microsoft will likely fix Windows SMB denial-of-service flaw on Patch Tuesday

Network World

Microsoft will likely wait until February 14 to fix a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the SMB network file sharing protocol that can be exploited to crash Windows computers. The vulnerability was disclosed Thursday when the security researcher who found it posted a proof-of-concept exploit for it on GitHub. There was concern initially that the flaw might also allow for arbitrary code execution and not just denial-of-service, which would have made it critical.

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How to Set Up a Small Business Network

IT Toolbox

This means that if you are running an SMB, an important part of your equipment is going to consist of routers and switches It is safe to say that every small business needs solid internet connection.

EternalRocks network worm uses 7 NSA hacking tools

Network World

At least one person is leveraging seven leaked NSA hacking tools for a new EternalRocks network worm. EternalBlue and DoublePulsar Malwarebytes believes WannaCry did not spread by a malicious spam email campaign, but by an scanning operation that searched for vulnerable public facing SMB ports, then used EternalBlue to get on the network and DoublePulsar to install the ransomware.

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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.

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 […].

Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday including moving beyond or outside our current tradecraft focus area. If you are an expert in a field or given focus area, learn something new about an area outside your expertise or comfort zone. Now if you are […] The post Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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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.

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.

World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery. March 31 is the annual world backup day to spotlight awareness around the importance of protecting your data and test your data recovery. The focus of world backup and […]. The post World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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.

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.

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). Key […] The post Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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 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.

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.

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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Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster?

Storage IO Blog

Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster? Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brain buster? For some in the IT industry as well as financial markets, there is skepticism about Broadcom (formerly known as Avago) making an announcing that they are buying CA Technologies (CA) for USD 18.9 Billion (cash). For example, the Broadcom stock […] The post Broadcom buying CA, Brilliant or a Brainbuster? appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Intel Micron 3D XPoint Evolving

Storage IO Blog

announcement convergence database I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics little data metrics Performance and Capacity post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access Travel virtualization 3D XPoint 8639 API AWS Azure Cloud Composable container Data Center Data protection erasure code file server file share FLASH GDPR Gen-Z HDD hyper-v IOPS Kubernetes lrc m.2

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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.

Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar

Storage IO Blog

Fast applications need fast servers, storage, I/O networking […] The post Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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. Snowball Edge (SBE) has evolved from its previous focus as a data transfer, migration platform appliance […] The post AWS Snowball Edge SBE Converged Cloud Storage Appliance appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture

Storage IO Blog

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture Dell EMC today announced with a tag line IT Unbound their new PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture slated for general availability September 21, 2018. Previewed earlier this year at Dell Technology World in Las Vegas, PowerEdge MX 7000 is a new family […] The post Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture appeared first on StorageIOblog.

2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch

Storage IO Blog

2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch Here is the 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch which includes startups as well as established vendors doing new things. This piece follows last year’s hot favorite trending data infrastructure vendors […] The post 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors to Watch appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle

Storage IO Blog

Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle Following up from last years 2017 crossword puzzle for travel fun, here is the Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle (click on the below image for PDF version that includes answers). The Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle can be […] The post Server StorageIO 2018 VMworld Data Infrastructure Buzzword Bingo Puzzle 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. The Share Event (Mainframe centric) is occurring this week in St. Louis. 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.

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems

Storage IO Blog

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems. As a single server or node, the Power9 E950 supports up to four (4) CPU processor sockets each with multiple cores. An E980 system comprises up to four E950 based systems as a solution. The […] The post IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 7 (July 2018) Hello and welcome to the July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter can be viewed here ( HTML and PDF). In this issue buzzwords topics include […] The post July 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates

Storage IO Blog

Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates continue to expand feature, functionality, service capabilities of the public cloud providers capabilities across various geographies. Recent AWS updates include Snowball Edge (SBE) that adds local, on-site, on-premises aka on-prem EC2 compute capabilities as […] The post Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region

Storage IO Blog

Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced a new Los Angeles Region (e.g., uswest-2) with three initial Availability Zones (AZ) also known as data centers. Keep in mind that a region is a geographic area that is made […] The post Google Cloud Platform GCP announced new Los Angeles Region appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Dell Technologies Announces Class V VMware Tracking Stock exchange for stock or cash

Storage IO Blog

Dell Technologies Announces Class V VMware Tracking Stock exchange for stock or cash Dell Technologies Announces Class V VMware Tracking Stock exchange for stock or cash. Image via Dell Technologies Summary of Dell transaction announcement includes: VMware declares an $11 Billion USD cash dividend pro rata to all VMware stock holders.

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June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 6 (June 2018) Hello and welcome to the June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. In cased you missed it, the May 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter can be viewed here (HTML and PDF). In this issue buzzwords topics include AI, […] The post June 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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