Ray Lucchesi, President of Silverton Consulting has created a series of podcasts on storage array performance and data protection or backup topics.
, Dave, Rick and Nigel talk about Flash/SSDDavid on an Infosmack Deep Dive podcast..
In this podcast with president of Silverton Consulting
, Ray Lucchesi
, you'll quickly learn the very technical merits of different types of disk.
uncovers throughput, seek times, capacity and other disk specs in a side-by-side comparison of disk classes.
also touches on disk caching and transfer speeds.
Lesson 2 Primary Performance Influencers - Presentation (PDF 66.9 KiB)
Lesson 2 Primary Performance Influencers - Podcast (8:35) (MP3 7.9 MiB)
SUMMARY: What can shatter your disk performance?
President of Silverton Consulting Ray Lucchesi covers -- in technical detail -- where performance hits may strike.
In this short podcast Lucchesi explains how caching functionality, RAID and replication can all impact I/O.
will also look at the subsystem features or options that have the largest impact on I/O performance.
A good deal of this podcast is devoted to response time improvements and throughput.
Lesson 3 Secondary Performance Influencers - Presentation (PDF 75.9 KiB)
Lesson 3 Secondary Performance Influencers - Podcast (11:20) (MP3 10.4 MiB)
SUMMARY: There are more subtle performance inhibitors in the array and network that you may not be aware of.
In lesson three of SearchStorage.com's
array performance podcast series, Ray Lucchesi
exposes you to these hard to quantify areas which can impact I/O performance.
Once you have optimized the primary performance drivers, you might want to look at these secondary points that can be used to produce additional performance gains and insights into your workload performance.
Lesson 4 Final Thoughts - Presentation (PDF 133.3 KiB)
Lesson 4 Final Thoughts - Podcast (9:56) (MP3 9.1 MiB)
SUMMARY: In the last part of the array performance podcast series, Ray Lucchesi
discusses tools used to monitor subsystem performance and what you should be looking for.
will guide you through when you should make performance decisions and choices.
talks about subsystem performance benchmarks, current issues and places to go for more performance information.
Play BakBone Software Experts and Insights podcast on Data Classification
BakBone's Experts&Insights Podcast with Gary Parker and Ray Lucchesi on Data Classification (4:09) (MP3 2.4 MiB)
Gary Parker senior product marketing manager at BakBone interviews Ray Lucchesi, President of SCI on the whys and hows of data classification.
talks about why data classification is important for your data protection or backup/restore infrastructure.
describes four categories of application data which can be used to determine the appropriate technology for data protection.
Play BakBone Software Experts and Insights podcast on RTO & RPO
BakBone's Experts&Insights Podcast with Matt Law and Ray Lucchesi on Data Classification (5:16) (MP3 1.9 MiB)
Matt Law senior product marketing manager at BakBone interviews Ray Lucchesi, on backup or data protection recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO & RTO).
- Hear Ray
and Nigel talk about Data ONTAP 8.1.1, does one size fit all, on an Infosmack
, Deep Dive podcast.