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Testing your HDD, SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage primer

Testing your HDD, SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage primer
April 2, 2015 No Comments »

Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article4 Ways to Performance-Test Your New HDD or SSDthat provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable of. An out-takefrom the ... Read More »

If you are focused only on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits

If you are focused only on cost you might miss other cloud storage benefits
April 1, 2015 No Comments »

Drew Robb (@robbdrew) has a good piece (e.g. article) over at InfoStor titled Eight Ways to Avoid Cloud Storage Pricing Surprises that you can read here. Drew start’s his piece out with this nice analogy or story: Let’s begin with ... Read More »

Cloud Conversations: AWS S3 Cross Region Replication storage enhancements

Cloud Conversations: AWS S3 Cross Region Replication storage enhancements
March 31, 2015 No Comments »

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently among other enhancements announced new Simple Storage Service (S3) cross-region replication of objects from a bucket (e.g. container) in one region to a bucket in another region. AWS also recently enhanced Elastic Block Storage (EBS) ... Read More »

Gathering Transaction Per Minute Metrics from SQL Server and HammerDB

Gathering Transaction Per Minute Metrics from SQL Server and HammerDB
March 30, 2015 No Comments »

When using benchmark or workload generation tools such as HammerDB I needed a way to capture and log performance activity metrics such as transactions per minute. For example using HammerDB to simulate an application making database requests performing various transactions ... Read More »

Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015?

Data Protection Diaries: Are your restores ready for World Backup Day 2015?
March 27, 2015 No Comments »

This is part of an ongoing data protection diaries series of post about, well, data protection and what I’m doing pertaining to World Backup Day 2015. In case you forgot or did not know, World Backup Day is March 31 ... Read More »

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 »