Greg Schulz

About Greg Schulz

Greg Schulz is founder of the independent IT industry advisory and consultancy firm The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO). At StorageIO Schulz spends most of his time providing real-world advisory, analyst and custom confidential consultancy services to clients ranging from small to Fortune 100 organizations on a global basis. Greg has over 30 years of experience across applications, archive, backup, BC and DR, performance and capacity planning, cloud and virtualization. Mr. Schulz brings the rare perspective of having been an IT customer, vendor and analyst spanning servers, storage, network, hardware, software and services. He has been a member of server, network and storage organizations, including CMG, RAB and SNIA as along with vendor and technology-focused groups. His storageioblog.com is a top 50 must read for IT professionals in addition to being top ranked on twitter. Greg is author of the books “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” (CRC Press) named the new “Enterprise Tech Bible” in addition to “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC Press) both of which are on the Intel Recommended Reading list for developers. He is also author of the SNIA endorsed study guidebook "Resilient Storage Networks” (Elsevier). Mr. Schulz is regularly interviewed providing perspectives, commentary and opinion on industry activity in addition to presenting at events around the world. In addition to being a multi-year VMware vExpert recipient, Greg has a B.A. in computer science and M.Sc. in software engineering. His top ranked and award-winning blog is http://storageioblog.com and he can be found on twitter @storageio. Learn more at http://storageio.com.
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Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Cloud and virtualization components Storage virtualization along with virtual storage and storage hypervisors have a theme of abstracting underlying physical hardware resources like server virtualization. The […]

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Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

I am surprised nobody has figured out how to use the term valueware to describe their hardware, software or services solutions, particular around cloud, big data, little data, converged solution stacks or bundles, virtualization and related themes. Note that I’m referring to IT hardware and not what you would usually find at a TrueValue hardware store (disclosure, […]

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Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

This is the second of two posts (here is the first post) that are part of ongoing industry trends and perspectives cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. So what does the first post have to do with Dell having a cloudy cloud strategy story? Simple, there have been some […]

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Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

This is first of a two-part post (click here for second post) that is part of ongoing industry trends and perspective cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. For background, some previous Dell posts are found here, here, here and here. Here is a link that has video of the […]

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Cloud conversations: AWS Government Cloud (GovCloud)

Cloud conversations: AWS Government Cloud (GovCloud)

Following earlier cloud conversations posts, cloud computing means many things from products to services, functionality and positioned for different layers of service delivery or capabilities (e.g. SaaS, AaaS, PaaS, IaaS and XaaS). Consequently it is no surprise when I hear from different people their opinion, belief or perception of what is or is not a […]

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Amazon cloud storage options enhanced with Glacier

Amazon cloud storage options enhanced with Glacier

In case you missed it, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has enhanced their cloud services (Elastic Cloud Compute or EC2) along with storage offerings. These include Relational Database Service (RDS), DynamoDB, Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Simple Storage Service (S3). Enhancements include new functionality along with availability or reliability in the wake of recent events (outages […]

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Are social media and networking a waste of time?

Are social media and networking a waste of time?

Are social media and networking including twitter, blogs, google+ and linkedin among other venues and mediums a waste of time or only for those who have nothing else to do? As with most things, the answer is it probably depends. However IMHO the answer is NO, social media and networking when incorporated as a part […]

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Researchers and marketers dont agree on future of nand flash SSD

Researchers and marketers dont agree on future of nand flash SSD

Marketers particular those involved with anything resembling Solid State Devices (SSD) will tell you SSD is the future as will some researchers along with their fans and pundits. Some will tell you that the future only has room for SSD with the current flavor de jour being nand flash (both Single Level Cell aka SLC […]

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EMC VFCache respinning SSD and intelligent caching (Part II)

EMC VFCache respinning SSD and intelligent caching (Part II)

This is the second of a two part series pertaining to EMC VFCache, you can read the first part here. In this part of the series, lets look at some common questions along with comments and perspectives. Common questions, answers, comments and perspectives: Why would EMC not just go into the same market space and mode as […]

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EMC VFCache Respinning SSD and Intelligent Caching (Part I)

EMC VFCache Respinning SSD and Intelligent Caching (Part I)

This is the first part of a two part series covering EMC VFCache, you can read the second part here. EMC formerly announced VFCache (aka Project Lightning) an IO accelerator product that comprises a PCIe nand flash card (aka Solid State Device or SSD) and intelligent cache management software. In addition EMC is also talking […]

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