I just read John Rath’s recent post on Data Center Links about Cisco’s Data Center Vision. It really reaffirms something for me that I was sitting with some of our key data center leadership discussing today, and that is that blogging just plain works. We get feedback, broadly, in minutes and days that would takes months with ‘focus groups’ and other traditional marketing machinations. We hear from our customers, our partners, our competitors, and we learn what works and what doesn’t- rapidly. I love it. Read More »
As Doug mentioned in his recent blog:http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/2008/03/fcoe_fibrechannel_ethernet_eag.htmlthe MDS platform is here to stay. There have been a lot of announcements from Cisco recently on Nexus, FCoE, and Data Center Ethernet and that’s certainly important news. However, the MDS quietly continues to innovate in the Fibre Channel market while maintaining a leadership position in Director market share (Dell’Oro CQ407). Read More »
Recently a partner to one of our competitors, decided to deride our claims of success in the WAN Optimization market. Thought I would post this recent video of a healthy sized deployment of WAN Optimization technologies by Pacer International.
TheInfoPro, a leading market survey and analysis firm, has completed its fourth “WAVE report” on enterprise IT spending and priorities. Not suprisingly, WAN optimization came out as a very hot technology focus area: “WAN Data Compression and Acceleration Hardware has overtaken 10 Gbps Ethernet to assume the top spot on the Data Networking Infrastructure Technology Heat Index ®in Wave 4.”But another interesting point comes up when TheInfoPro looks at specific vendors in the market… Read More »
One more anti-FCoE post , this time from Greg Ferro, who seems to be a supporter of storage over IP.I am not yet sure I understand why people who should support FCoE (i.e. the networking community) are taking side against it, while the strongest supporters seem to be coming from the storage community. I do not even understand why we should take any sides at all, but I think it’s important to clarify the facts and let readers make the final call. Read More »