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Getting to Unified I/O: It can’t be that easy ! Ask Cisco

- September 22, 2009 - 0 Comments

Cisco Bob Nusbaum shared with me recently some of the questions raised by our customers at VMworld. Bob is a very savvy engineer at Cisco and it’s always very useful and insightful to listen to him, but ..also enjoyable,as he is very realistic  and a great story teller. It can’t be that easy! 


Here is the detailed view of the demo that Bob talks about

Amongst the numerous benefits of an unified I/O , Bob is very keen to highlight

  • I/O cards (NICs and HBAs)
  • Cables
  • Cabling labor
  • Switch ports (and ultimately entire access layer / SAN edge switches)
  • Power to run all these
  • Cooling to cool all these
  • Rack real estate consumed by the switches
  • Management costs

Please tell us what are really the driving criteria for you to get to Unifed I/O or what prevents you to get it right away?

For more information on Unified I/O and Cisco MDS family.

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