Author Archive | Greg Schulz

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. Fall (here in North America) has been busy with in-person, on-line live and virtual events along with various client projects, research, time in […]

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Some Fall 2013 AWS Cloud Storage and Compute Enhancements

Some fall 2013 AWS cloud storage and compute enhancements I just received via Email the October Amazon Web Services (AWS) Newsletter in advance of the re:Invent event next week in Las Vegas (yes I will be attending). AWS October newsletter and enhancement updates EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) has been enhanced with reserved micro instances EBS […]

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Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter

Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter Welcome to the Fall 2013 (joint September and October) edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. It is fall (at least here in north America) which means conferences, symposium, virtual and physical events, seminars, webinars in addition to normal client project […]

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Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns?

Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting down and that customers should move their data. Nirvanix has also posted an announcement that they have established an agreement with IBM Softlayer (read about that acquisition here) to help customers […]

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Viking SATADIMM: Nand flash SATA SSD in DDR3 DIMM slot?

Today computer and data storage memory vendor Viking announced that SSD vendor Solidfire has deployed their SATADIMM modules in DDR3 DIMM (e.g. Random Access Memory (RAM) main memory) slots of their SF SSD based storage solution. Solidfire SD solution with SATADIMM via Viking Nand flash SATA SSD in a DDR3 DIMM slot? Per Viking, Solidfire […]

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Can RAID extend the life of nand flash SSD?

Can RAID extend nand flash SSD life? Imho, the short answer is YES, under some circumstances. There is a myth and some FUD that RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) can shorten the life durability of nand flash SSD (Solid State Device) vs. HDD (Hard Disk Drives) due to extra IOP’s. The reality is that […]

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Upgrading Lenovo X1 Windows 7 with a Samsung 840 SSD

I recently upgraded my Lenovo X1 laptop from a Samsung 830 256GB Solid State Device (SSD) drive to a new Samsung 840 512GB SSD. The following are some perspectives, comments on my experience in using the Samsung SSD over the past year, along with what was involved in the upgrade. Background A little over a […]

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