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 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 (

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 and Follow on Twitter @StorageIO.
University of Saint Thomas MSDD Software Engineering 1986 1989
Concordia College BS Computer Science 1979 1983
Fargo Shanley 1975 1979
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