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Volume 17, Issue I

Hello and welcome to  first 2017 issue of the  Server StorageIO update newsletter.

Now that we are past the holidays, year-end crunch, post new years activity including NFL football playoffs, its time to get back on track for the new year and new things.


There  is a lot going on, in and around data infrastructure server,  storage, and I/O networking connectivity from a  hardware, software, and services perceptive.  From consumer to small/medium business (SMB),  enterprise to web-scale and cloud-managed service providers, physical to  virtual, spanning structured database (aka “little data”) to unstructured big  data and very big fast data, a lot is happening today.


Watch for more coverage involving data infrastructures as well as other related topics in future newsletters, at as well as in different venues and events.


In This Issue


Enjoy this edition of the Server StorageIO update newsletter.

Cheers GS

Industry Activity Trends

Recent  Industry News and Activity includes:


Broadcom buying Brocade for $5.5B USD (if you missed last fall)
Cavium QLogic expands 10GbE connectivity for server and storage I/O
HPE announces enhancements to flash-ready HPE StoreVirtual 3200
HPE buying scaleable HCI vendor Simplivity for $650 million USD (Cash)
LinBit and SUSE providing open source high availability (HA) solutions
StorageCraft (data protection software) acquires Exablox (object storage)
Teradata has launched their big data database on Azure



StorageIOblog Posts

Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:          


View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here



StorageIO Commentary in the news

Recent Server StorageIO  industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.

Via InfoStor: 10 Top Data Storage Applications
Via InfoStor: Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends
Via InfoStor: 10 Top Data Storage Applications
Via InfoStor: SSD Trends, Tips and Topics
Via HPE: Decision guide: Public cloud versus on-prem storage
Via InfoStor: Six Ways to Boost Data Storage Performance

View more  Server, Storage and I/O trends and perspectives comments here


StorageIO Tips and Articles

Recent and past Server StorageIO articles appearing in different venues include:

Via FutureReadyOEM:  When to implement ultra-dense storage
Via InfoStor: Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends
Via InfoStor: SSD Trends, Tips and Topics

Check out these resources techniques, trends and tools. View more tips and articles here


Events and Activities


Recent and upcoming event activities.            

April 3-7, 2017 - Seminars - Dutch workshop seminar series - Nijkerk Netherlands         

March 15, 2017 - Webinar - SNIA/BrightTalk - HyperConverged (HCI) and Storage - 10AM PT              

January 26 2017 - Seminar - Presenting at Wipro SDx Summit London UK        

January 11, 2017 Webinar - Redmond Magazine
Dell Software
- Presenting - Tailor Your Backup Data Repositories to Fit Your Needs
December 13 VMware webinar - vSAN, HCIBench, vSAN Observer and healthcheck

December 7, 2016 11AM PT - BrightTalk Webinar: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure


See more webinars and activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.

Useful links and pages:
Microsoft TechNet - Various Microsoft related from Azure to Docker to Windows - Various industry links (over 1,000 with more to be added soon) - Cloud and object storage topics, tips and news items - Various OpenStack related items - Various data protection items and topics - Focus on NVMe trends and technologies - NVM and Solid State Disk topics, tips and techniques - Various server, storage and I/O  benchmark and tools
VMware Technical Network - Various VMware related items


Ok, nuff said


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

server storage I/O trends


Will 2017 be there year of solid state device (SSD), all flash, or all Non-volatile memory (NVM) based storage data centers and data infrastructures?


Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor looking atSSD 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. This also includes NVM Express (NVMe) based components and solutions.


By way of background, SSD can refer to solid state drive or solid state device (e.g. more generic). The latter is what I am using in this post. NVM refers to different types of persistent memories, including NAND flash and its variants most commonly used today in SSDs. Other NVM mediums include NVRAM along with storage class memories (SCMs) such as 3D XPoint and phase change memory (PCM) among others. Let's focus on NAND flash as that is what is primarily available and shipping for production enterprise environments today.

Continue reading about SSD, flash, NVM and related trends, topics and tips over at InfoStor by clicking here.


Where To Learn More

Additional related content can be found at:

What This All Means

Will 2017 finally be the year of all flash, all SSD and all NVM including emerging storage class memories (SCM)? Or as we have seen over the past decade increasing adoption as well as deployment in most environments, some of which have gone all SSD or NVM. In the meantime it is safe to say that NVMe, NVM, SSD, flash and other related technologies are in your future in some shape or form as well as quantity. Check out my piece over at InfoStor SSD trends, tips and related topics.


What say you, are you going all flash, SSD or NVM in 2017, if not, what are your concerns or constraints and plans?


Ok, nuff said, for now...