Archive for the ‘Data Storage’ Category

IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

2009-12-09 Initial Post

I haven’t been able to find any one standard for measuring IOPS (like something from ANSI or ISO), so it seems that vendors can use different variables to test IOPS, thereby attempting to make their numbers look better than that of their competitors’. (more…)

EMC Celerra NS20

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

2009-06-18 Initial Post

My experience working with EMC has not been very good. It’s like a big bureaucracy. To deploy our NS20s, there were several different EMC employees involved. (more…)

Securely Wiping Hard Disk Drives on Dell PowerEdge Servers with BartPE and Kill Disk

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

For the past week I’ve been trying to find a product that would do the following:

1.) Boot older Dell PowerEdge servers off a USB drive or CD.
2.) Recognize and access the RAID volumes.
3.) Let me run some type of DoD-level disk wiping utility on the RAID volumes.

We have several older servers that we’d like to give away or trash, but need to wipe the drives before doing so.

It didn’t seem like an obscure request, but after doing a few searches, I was surprised to not find anything that really met my needs. (more…)