Blog Entry for April 2, 2009:
Finally I have decided tostart a Blog for an area that may seem already heavily discussed and that some peoplebelieve is controversial: Storage systems performance and their energyconsumption.
On occasion my comments willbe only about performance, mainly of what some people like to refer as externalstorage. No, I will not talk about the memory stick or the USB connected harddrive, I will focus on those systems that use multiple disks and somehow add layersof protection, extra function and yes HIGHER performance than the single disk.
For sure a subject I willfocus on many of my postings will be the usage of Energy by the storage units. Finally I will touch what has become one of my favorite topics, the crossroads of performance and energy utilization.
At this point and before I continue I need to thank some people for motivating me to start my blog and in noparticular order their names are here:
Barry has one of the blogs that I continually follow; I have also had the opportunity to share someexperiences with him I highly recommend his blog. You can find it here
Tony and I go back at least to 1999 when Linux was sniffing the waters of the mainframe and the storage was … moreprimitive. I have followed his Blog since it started and is one of themotivators for me to start this Blog. You can find his Blog here:
I also must thank Mary W. Ferguson and her team for making possible this Blog.
All of what I am posting here is MY OPINION and in no way represents the opinion or any official position orclaim of/from IBM.
My next posting will be about the name GREENSPEED and why I chose it.