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Greg Schulz is Founder of independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server StorageIO and UnlimitedIO LLC (StorageIO). He has worked in IT for an electrical utility, financial services, and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management, architecture, strategy, performance, and capacity planning.Greg is also a Microsoft MVP as well as VMware vSAN vExpert. Learn more at www.storageio.com and www.storageioblog.com. Follow on Twitter @StorageIO.

Biography

Greg Schulz is Founder and Sr. Consulting Analyst of independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server StorageIO and UnlimitedIO LLC (e.g. StorageIO®). He has worked in IT for an electrical utility, financial services, and transportation firms in roles ranging from business applications development to systems management, architecture, strategy, performance, and capacity planning.

Greg has over 35 years of experience across information and data infrastructure including applications, server, storage, networking, software defined, container, ssd, nvm, nvme, backup, data protection, itsm, hardware, software, cloud, virtualization and services. Mr. Schulz brings the rare perspective of having been an IT customer, vendor and analyst. He has been a member of server, network and storage organizations, including ODCA, CMG, RAB and SNIA as along with vendor and technology-focused groups.

His storageioblog.com is a popular venue for IT professionals in addition to appearing in various other global on-line and print venues. Mr. Schulz is regularly interviewed providing perspectives, commentary and opinion on industry activity in addition to presenting at events on a global basis (www.storageio.com/events)

Mr. Schulz is the author of the Intel Recommended Reading List books “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” and “The Green and Virtual Data Center” via CRC Press and “Resilient Storage Networks” (Elsevier). Greg has a new book due out spring 2017 “Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials” (CRC) and is also a Microsoft MVP as well as VMware vSAN vExpert. Greg has a B.A. in computer science and M.Sc. in software engineering. Learn more at www.storageio.com and www.storageioblog.com. Follow on Twitter @StorageIO.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Data infrastructure, Information Infrastructure, data infrastructures, container, SDDC, SDI, SDDI, containers, SSD, flash, NVM, NVMe, ITSM, DCIM, capacity planning, benchmark, test, simulation, software, Cloud, virtualization, software defined, big data, little data, server, storage, IO networking, database, performance, data protection, service management, applications design and business systems, data center

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

InfoStor

RAID Remains Relevant, Really!


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by InfoStor
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

RAID remains relevant, granted it continues to evolve as do its uses for server and storage I/O across HDD and SSD

21st CIT

Why you should consider object storage


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by 21st CIT
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

Object storage has many uses including for archiving and cloud storage, learn more in this piece.

InfoStor

HDDs Are Still Spinning (Rust Never Sleeps)


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by InfoStor
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

Hard Disk Drives (HDD) continue to evolve and remain in used co-existing with nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD)

21 CIT

Object Storage Is in Your Future, Even if You Use Files


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by 21 CIT
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

Learn about object storage used for cloud and archive solutions along with using file based access.

21 CIT

Playing the Name Game With Virtual Storage


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by 21 CIT
Authors: Greg Schuz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

There are many difference faces or facets to virtual storage, storage virtualization and software defined

InfoStor

Flash Data Storage: Myth vs. Reality


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by InfoStor
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

Read about some common nand flash SSD myths and realities

InfoStor

The Nand Flash Cache SSD Cash Dance


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by InfoStor
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

Read about nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD) and why they are part of your future, if not already

StorageIOblog

Gregs Server and StorageIOblog - Various posts, industry trends and perspectives


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by StorageIOblog
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Energy & Clean Technology

Covers IT/ICT topics on data infrastructures including servers, storage I/O and networking, hardware, software, cloud and virtual (along with software defined) environments along with modern data protection (BC, DR, HA, backup/restore, archive), performance and capacity planning, Big data, little data, DCIM, Green IT, management and tools.

StorageIO

Server StorageIO Tips, Articles and FAQs


Published: Nov 07, 2013 by StorageIO
Authors: Greg Schulz
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Energy & Clean Technology

Various tips, articles, trends and perspectives

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News

Latest podcast from StorageIO

By: greg schulz
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Energy & Clean Technology

This Myce.com produced podcast (their first one btw) that I was asked to be their first guest we discuss the latest developments in and around the solid-state device (SSD) and related storage industry, from consumer to enterprise, hardware and software, along with hands on experience insight on products, trends, technologies, technique themes. In this first podcast, we discuss Solid State Hybrid Disks (SSHDs), the state of NAND memory, the market and SSD pricing.

I had a lot of fun doing this first episode with Jeremy and hope to be invited back to do some more, follow-up on themes we discussed along with new ones in future episodes. One question remains after the podcast, will I convince Jeremy to get a Twitter account? Stay tuned!

Also check out this related blog post that I did around this pod cast you can find here along with other related SSD topics, themes, technologies and tool discussions at StorageIOblog.com.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter(s)

By: greg schulz
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Energy & Clean Technology

The Fall 2013 (joint September and October) edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics is now available. It is fall (at least here in north America) which means conferences, symposium, virtual and physical events, seminars, webinars in addition to normal client project activities. Starting with VMworld back in late August, that event occurred in San Francisco which kicked off the fall (or back to school) season of activity. VMworld was followed with many other events including in-person along with virtual or on-line such as webinars, Google+ hangouts among others, not to mention all the briefings for vendor product announcements and updates. Check out the industry trends perspectives articles, comments and blog posts below that covers some activity over the past few months.

Latest StorageIO industry trends, perspectives commentary

By: greg schulz
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Science & Engineering, Energy & Clean Technology

Greg Schulz routinely appears in various global venues providing commentary on events, activities, trends and perspectives.

Greg Schulz of StorageIO Discusses Green IT Trends

By: greg schulz

Recent post by storage expert and CRC Press author Greg SchuIz discusses dynamics of Green IT. Here is a brief except:

"I recently saw a comment somewhere that talked about Green IT being deferred or set aside due to lack of funding because of ongoing global economic turmoil. For those who see Green IT in the context of the green washing efforts that requiring spending to gain some benefits that I can understand. After all, if your goal is to simply go and be or be seen as being green, there is a cost to doing that.

With tight or shrinking IT budgets, there are other realities and while organizations may want to do the right thing helping the environment, however that is often seen as overhead to financial conscious management."

Read more at StorageIO blog

StorageIO News Update

By: greg schulz

Greg Schulz of StorageIO is regularly quoted and interviewed in leading industry as well as vertical market global venues on-line and in print on a global basis. See the latest at http://storageio.com/news.html

You can also learn more at the StorageIO Tips, Tools and Portfolio pages. Refer to the StorageIO events page for upcoming and recent activities at various venues around the world.

Videos

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

Published: Jun 21, 2012

Greg speaks about the trends that are happening in the IT infrastructure space that led him to write the book.

Greg Schulz, Storage IO, at Dell Storage Forum 2011

Published: Jun 21, 2012

Greg Schulz, Storage IO, with Cali Lewis and John McArthur at Dell Storage Forum 2011

StorageIO's Greg Schulz: "Now That's a Flashy Video!"

Published: Jun 21, 2012

Greg Schultz gives Dave Vellante his quick take on the EMC Megalaunch Event in NYC.