Author Archive | Greg Schulz

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

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. The post Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) […]

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Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage Trends News

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. After all, not everything is the same in cloud, virtual and traditional data […]

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Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals

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. There are also solutions for hybrid and private deployment from Cisco, DDN, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Noobaa, OpenStack, Quantum, Rackspace, […]

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Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, storage, performance, software, tools, best practices, fundamental tradecraft skills among other items. The […]

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Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough?

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be used as a physical machine (PM) or VMware host (among other things). Now technically I know, this is a workstation or desktop […]

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Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors

Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered snow management tools and technologies Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft […]

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