• USB SD Card that looks like a Apple II Floppy Drive

    Updated: 2014-04-07 22:53:08
      If you don’t look at the scale of the things around it you might think this drive was ripped out of some vintage gear. It is actually a fully functional USB SD card reader that looks just like an Apple II Floppy Drive. “A typical USB SD card reader is boring. Why not show […]

  • Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review

    Updated: 2014-04-01 04:37:00
    StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I O Review March 31, 2014 9:37 pm Print PDF Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I O Review This is a review that looks at my recent hands on experiences in using a TS140 Model MT-M 70A4 001RUS pedestal aka tower server that the Lenovo folks sent to me to use for a month or so . The TS140 is one of the servers that Lenovo had prior to its acquisition of IBM x86 server business that you can read about here The Lenovo TS140 Experience Lets start with the overall experience which was very easy and good . This includes going from initial answering some questions to get the process moving , agreeing to keep the equipment safe , secure , insured as well as not damaging anything

  • Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review

    Updated: 2014-04-01 04:36:44
    : StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Part II : What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I O Review March 31, 2014 9:36 pm Print PDF Part II : Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I O Review This is the second of a two part post series on my recent experiences with a Lenovo TS140 server you can read part I here What Did I do with the TS140 After initial check out in an office type environment , I moved the TS140 into the lab area where it joined other servers to be used for various . things Some of those activities included using the Windows Server 2012 Essentials along with associated admin activities . In addition I also installed VMware ESXi 5.5 and ran into a few surprises . One of those was that I needed to apply an

  • Nand flash SSD server storage I/O conversations

    Updated: 2014-03-31 03:29:50
    StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Nand flash SSD server storage I O conversations March 30, 2014 8:29 pm Print PDF Nand flash SSD server storage I O conversations Now and then somebody asks me if I’m familiar with flash or nand flash Solid State Devices SSD technologies and . trends Having been involved with various types of SSD technology , products and solutions since the late 80s initially as a customer in IT including as a lunch customer for DEC’s ESE20 SSD’s then later as a vendor selling SSD solutions , as well as an analyst and advisory consultant cover the technologies , I tell the person asking , well , yes , of . course That gave me the idea as well as to help me keep track of some of the content and make it easy to find

  • Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

    Updated: 2014-03-29 16:53:26
    StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Data Protection Diaries : March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time March 29, 2014 10:53 am Print PDF World Backup Day Generating Awareness About Data Protection This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts www.dataprotecitondiaries.com about trends , strategies tools and best practices spanning applications , archiving , backup restore business continuance BC business resiliency BR cloud data footprint reduction DFR security , servers , storage and virtualization among other related topic . themes Different threat risks and reasons to protect your digital assets data March 31 is World Backup Day which means you should make sure that your data

  • Matt Vogt of Computex talks VMware vCOPs in his first ever podcast

    Updated: 2014-03-28 02:56:40
    StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Matt Vogt of Computex talks VMware vCOPs in his first ever podcast March 27, 2014 8:56 pm Print PDF Matt Vogt of Computex talks VMware vCOPs in his first ever podcast In this episode from the Computex Rethink your Datacenter for 2017 planning and strategy event I am joined by Matt Vogt MattVogt Introducing Matt Vogt Matt is a Principal Architect with Computex Technology Solutions as well as certified VMware specialist and fellow . vExpert Not only is this the first appearance by Matt on the StorageIO Podcasts , it is also his first time as a guest on any podcast so I’m honored to host his global debut podcast appearance . here We talk about the role of automation for performance and capacity

  • March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter : Cisco Cloud, VMware VSAN and More

    Updated: 2014-03-25 21:49:56
    , StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter Cisco Cloud , VMware VSAN and More March 25, 2014 3:49 pm Print PDF Industry Trends Perspectives : Cisco Cloud and VMware VSAN Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update newsletter containing trends perspectives on cloud , virtualization and data infrastructure topics . Technically it is now spring here in North America and to say that we have had abnormal cold weather would be an understatement . However it is March with April just around the corner meaning plenty to do including several upcoming events see below Clouds and Cisco Some recent industry activity has included Cisco announcing its Cloud intentions e.g . more than simply selling

  • Missing MH370 should remind us, do you know where your digital assets are?

    Updated: 2014-03-24 22:09:37
    , StorageIOblog Home Events StorageIO.com site StorageIO.TV Audio Video About Books Select Ads Missing MH370 should remind us , do you know where your digital assets are March 24, 2014 4:09 pm Print PDF Missing MH370 should remind us , do you know where your digital assets are I recently did a piece over at InformationSecurityBuzz called Dark Territories , Do You Know Where Your Information Is In that piece click here I bring up the topic of dark territories which with the recent missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 e.g . MH370 reminds us that even with today’s 24×7 Internet of Things IoT connected world , there are still dark spot areas lacking in coverage or . monitoring Some of you might have heard of dark territories as a term used in days of old that refereed to parts of railroads or

  • Latest SPC-2 performance results – chart of the month

    Updated: 2014-03-19 20:28:58
    In the figure above you can see one of the charts from our latest performance dispatch on SPC-1 and SPC-2  benchmark results. The above chart shows SPC-2 throughput results sorted by aggregate MB/sec order, with all three workloads broken out … Continue reading →

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