Greg Schulz
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  • Stillwater, MN
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  • StorageIO
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Data Center Consultancy
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Sr. Advisor
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Independent IT Advisor and Consultant
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Independent Data Center Consultant (not tied to a vendor), Considered a Subject Matter Expert (see areas of expertise)
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Greg Schulz is an independent IT industry advisor, author, blogger and consultant. Greg has over 30 years of experience in across a variety of server, storage, networking, hardware, software and services platforms, architectures and paradigms. Greg gained his diverse industry insight experience from being in the trenches in IT data centers. He has held numerous positions including programmer, server and storage systems administrator, performance and capacity analyst, disaster recovery consultant, as well as a server and storage planner at companies including an electrical power generating & transmission utility, financial services and transportation firms. Shifting gears, Greg worked for several storage and networking companies in a variety of customer facing roles ranging from systems engineering and sales to marketing and Sr. technologists. After spending time as a customer and vendor, Greg became a Sr. Analyst at an IT analyst firm covering virtualization, SAN, NAS and associated storage management tools, techniques, best practices and technologies. In 2006, Greg leveraged those experiences of having been on the customer, vendor and analyst sides of the “IT table” to form the independent IT advisory consultancy firm Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO).
My main areas of expertise are:
Cloud Computing, DCiM, Disaster Management, Energy Management, Green Initiatives, Infrastructure Management, IT Management, Migration, Networks, Planning, Power Generation/Distribution, Racks/Enclosures, Servers, Storage, Test/Measurement, Tools, Virtualisation
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Mr. Schulz has been involved with various storage related organizations including the Computer Measurement Group, Storage Networking Industry Association, and RAID Advisory Board among others. Greg is extensively published on a global basis and regularly appears in print, on-line as well as in person presenting and key note speaking at conferences, seminars and private events around the world on data infrastructure and related management topics. In addition to his thousands of reports, blogs, twitter tweets, columns, articles, tips, pod casts, videos and webcasts, Greg is also author of the books “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC) and "Resilient Storage Networks – Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures” (Elsevier) in addition to being a co-author and contributor for many other book projects including “The Resilient Enterprise” (Symantec/Veritas). Greg is regularly quoted and interviewed as one of the most sought after independent IT advisors providing perspectives, commentary and opinion on industry activity. Greg has a B.A. in computer science and M.Sc. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas. Learn more at or twitter @storageio

Greg Schulz's Blog

Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors and Service Providers to Watch

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 23:52 0 Comments

Here is the 2018 Hot Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch which includes startups as well as established vendors doing new things. This piece follows last year’s hot favorite trending data infrastructure vendors to watch…


Dell Technology World 2018 Part I Announcement Summary

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 17:32 0 Comments

Dell Technology World 2018 Part I Announcement Summary

Dell Technology World 2018 Announcement Summary

This is part one of a five-part series about Dell Technology World 2018 announcement summary. Last week (April 30-May 3) I traveled to Las Vegas Nevada (LAS) to attend Dell Technology World 2018 (e.g., DTW 2018) as a guest of Dell (that is a disclosure btw). There were several announcements along with…


Do you know about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 20:07 0 Comments

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?

new CLOUD Act data regulation

Have you heard about the new CLOUD Act data regulation?

The new CLOUD Act data regulation became law as part of the recent $1.3 Trillion (USD) omnibus U.S. government budget spending bill passed by Congress on March 23, 2018 and signed by…


Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview Initial Test Drive Install

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 23:54 0 Comments

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview

Application Data Value Characteristics Everything Is Not The Same

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Insiders Preview has been announced. Windows Server 2019 in the past might have been named 2016 R2 also known as a Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release. Microsoft recommends LTSC…


Data Protection Recovery Life After World Backup Day, Pre GDPR and Beyond

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 23:38 0 Comments

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR

Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR trends

It's time for Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR Start Date.

The annual March 31 world backup day focus has come and gone once again.

However, that does not mean data protection including…


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At 12:46 on January 21, 2012, rizwan munir mansuri said…

Hi Greg I am rizwan.Shall we become friends?

At 0:21 on January 28, 2009, DCPNet Admin said…
Welcome Greg. Good luck with the new book! I'll add it to the site bookstore soon.


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