Data Center 7.0
On Dec 16th I posted info about the new draft paper for CDMI v1.0.1f
SNIA recently released tutorial about CDMI
Yesterday the FCC passed new rules governing the management of Internet Traffic.
Key Elements you should understand:
Rule 1: Transparency -- A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service shall publicly disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of such services and for content, application, service, and device providers to develop, market, and maintain Internet offerings.
Rule 2: No Blocking -- A person engaged in the provision of fixed broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices, subject to reasonable network management. A person engaged in the provision of mobile broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not block consumers from accessing lawful websites, subject to reasonable network management; nor shall such person block applications that compete with the provider's voice or video telephony services, subject to reasonable network
Rule 3: No Unreasonable Discrimination -- A person engaged in the provision of fixed broadband Internet access service, insofar as such person is so engaged, shall not unreasonably discriminate in transmitting lawful network traffic over a consumer's broadband Internet access service. Reasonable network management shall not constitute unreasonable discrimination.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has launched a revision of the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
The CSA CCM provides control frameworks which provide detailed understanding of security concepts and principles that are aligned to the Cloud Security Alliance guidance in 13 domains.
Get your copy here --> http://tinyurl.com/y9jtkfw
Fresh off the virtual presses is the release of the NPIV for ESX guide for IBM Storwize V7000.
Get your copy here ---> http://tinyurl.com/29fft2v
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The IBM Storage Tier Advisor Tool predicts whether the addition of Solid State Drive (SSD) capacity in conjunction with the Easy Tier function could benefit system performance.
The IBM Storage Tier Advisor Tool is a Windows console application that analyzes heat data files produced by Easy Tier and produces a graphical display of the amount of "hot" data per volume and predictions of how additional Solid State Drive (SSD) capacity could benefit performance for the system and by storage pool. This version of the Storage Tier Advisor Tool supports heat data files produced by Easy Tier on SAN Volume Controller 6.1, Storwize V7000 and DS8000 5.1, 5.1.5.
Heat data files are produced approximately once a day when Easy Tier is active on one or more storage pools and summarize the activity per volume since the prior heat data file was produced. On SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 the heat data file is in /dumps on the configuration node and is named "dpa_heat.node_name.time_stamp.data". Any existing heat data file is erased whenever a new heat data file is produced. The file must be off-loaded by the user and Storage Tier Advisor Tool invoked from a Windows command prompt console with the file specified as a parameter. The user can also specify the output directory. The Storage Tier Advisor Tool creates a set of html files and the user can then open the resulting "index.html" in a browser to view the results.
Usage information can be found in a readme supplied with the Tool.
We talked a few weeks back about Cloud Management / tools.
On April 12, 2010 SNIA formerly released V1.0 of CDMI (Cloud Data Management Interface) ((Can be found here http://tinyurl.com/2ukfo5t))
Which allows Enterprises to manage (create, change & delete) Meta Data placed into clouds.
SNIA recently released a draft for CDMI v1.0.1f
Looks like the standards are shaping up well for Cloud Management.
Until next time....
IBM Storwize V7000 SPC-2 benchmark data are available.
SPC-2 benchmark results came in at 3,132 MBps
IEEE Forms 100G Backplane and Twinax Cabling Study Group
IEEE 802.3 Working Group has formed a 100Gbps Ethernet Electrical Backplane and Twinax Copper Cable Assemblies Study Group.
Supporters of the initiative see a need to develop an electrical solution for 100GbE backplanes and short reach twinax cabling that operates at greater than 10Gbps per lane.
The study group will have its first meeting as part of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group interim meeting.
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IBM Systems Director Storage Control a plug-in for IBM Systems Director was announced on Nov 7th, 2010.
IBM Systems Director Storage Control has been designed & optimized for mid-range storage offerings to increase IT productivity, typically these tool sets are lacking in mid-range space.
The Director plug-in provides support for DS3/4/5/6/8K disk subsystems, as well as Storage virtualization engines Storwize V7000, SVC, to round out the portfolio support we include N series, Fibre Channel Switches, IBM Servers (x, p & z) and SMI-S providers (proxy).
IBM Systems Director Storage Control also extends VMcontrol support (another IBM Systems Director Plug-in) to broaden storage systems support from this perspective too.
A few more features of the IBM Systems Director Storage Control are its Integrated support for Discovery, Inventory, Alerts, Monitoring, Configuration, Provisioning of storage offerings. In addition to automated monitoring and event notification thresholds. Sound like a tool that can enhance your storage environment?
IBM Systems Director Storage Control is available for 60-day free trial. Try it now http://tinyurl.com/24ocuel
significant advances in its path to integrate electrical and optical devices on
the same piece of silicon. The new CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics, which
is the result of a decade of development at IBM's global Research laboratories,
promises over 10X improvement in integration density than is feasible with
current manufacturing techniques.
IBM said it anticipates
that Silicon Nanophotonics will dramatically increase the speed and performance
between chips. In addition to combining electrical and optical devices on a
single chip, the new IBM technology can be produced on the front-end of a standard
CMOS manufacturing line. Transistors can share the same silicon layer with
silicon nanophotonics devices. To make this approach possible, IBM researchers
have developed a suite of integrated ultra-compact active and passive silicon
nanophotonics devices that are all scaled down to the diffraction limit – the
smallest size that dielectric optics can afford. This makes possible the
integration of modulators, germanium photodetectors and ultra-compact
wavelength-division multiplexers with high-performance analog and digital CMOS
· In March 2010, IBM announced a Germanium Avalanche Photodetector working at 40 Gbps with CMOS compatible voltages as low as 1.5V. This was the last piece of the puzzle that completes the prior development of the “nanophotonics toolbox” of devices necessary to build the on-chip interconnects.
· In March 2008, IBM scientists announced the world’s tiniest nanophotonic switch for "directing traffic" in on-chip optical communications, ensuring that optical messages can be efficiently routed.
· December 2007, IBM scientists announced the development of an ultra-compact silicon electro-optic modulator, which converts electrical signals into the light pulses, a prerequisite for enabling on-chip optical communications.
December 2006, IBM scientists demonstrated silicon nanophotonic delay line that was used to buffer over a byte of information encoded in optical pulses - a requirement for building optical buffers for on-chip optical communications.