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Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates

Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates
January 29, 2015 No Comments »

A few weeks ago I attended Amazon Web Service (AWS) re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas for a few days. For those of you who have not yet attended this event, I recommend adding it to your agenda. If you have ... Read More »

Unplanned Downtime: What Does it Cost Your Business?

Unplanned Downtime: What Does it Cost Your Business?
January 23, 2015 No Comments »

Unplanned downtime, whether it affects an individual user or an entire company, can result in a lot of lost productivity and money. The amount of financial resources lost due to downtime continues to grow exponentially each year. It has been ... Read More »

Revisiting RAID storage remains relevant and resources

Revisiting RAID storage remains relevant and resources
January 19, 2015 No Comments »

If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with ... Read More »

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using  Lenovo TS140
January 15, 2015 No Comments »

Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used for accessorizing servers such ... Read More »

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, Its Still Alive

Data Storage Tape Update V2014, Its Still Alive
January 14, 2015 No Comments »

  A year or so ago I did a piece tape is still alive, or at least in conversations and discussions. Despite being declared dead for decades, and will probably stay being declared dead for years to come, magnetic tape ... Read More »

Automated DCIM monitoring for End-to-End Assurance

Automated DCIM monitoring for End-to-End Assurance
January 13, 2015 No Comments »

The more servers you need to run, the harder it becomes to monitor every operational aspect of your servers and switches, as well as cooling and power equipment and any other linked IT hardware. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging can, however, ... Read More »

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas
January 12, 2015 No Comments »

This is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN) switch for the KVM virtualization hypervisor, ... Read More »

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts
January 9, 2015 No Comments »

This is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those ... Read More »

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates
January 8, 2015 No Comments »

This is part two of a two-part series about Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 and other recent cloud updates, read part one here. AWS re:Invent announcements Announcements and enhancements made by AWS during re:Invent include: Key Management Service (KMS) ... Read More »

Five New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

Five New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

New Year’s resolutions are good for conversation starters—and not a lot else. Case in point: According to studies, 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, but only 8 percent actually achieve their New Year’s goals. However, we’ve identified five resolutions that ... Read More »