Of all the announcements on FCoE standards and products this year, this is probably going to be the one that will have the most impact. EMC has announced that they are the first major storage manufacturer to introduce an FCoE switch as part of their overall storage offering. EMC joins Cisco, Emulex, Intel, and QLogic with shipping FCoE product allowing customers to build a complete end-to-end FCoE solution. With the Nexus 5000, EMC can now offer customers a converged data center solution that integrates their Fibre Channel product line with an Ethernet transport.Learn more about the overall FCoE solution here.
I was just trying out the updated Data Center Assurance Program tool. It includes SP and Enterprise architectures and we currently are testing the Nexus 7000 and Nexus 5000 through this program. To help things along I made a quick video of me walking through the more in-depth sections, like the deep dive systems test. Read More »
“Desperate times call for desperate measures”. — Not sure who said this originally, but some attribute it to Guy Fawkes in 1605. There was an article I was just reading on Data Center Knowledge that got me thinking a bit. In periods of economic uncertainty, especially when the capital for large-scale build-outs may be hard to raise in the debt markets or at least much more expensive to raise people turn to look at other options that enable them to continue to meet end-user and business demands for IT services. Sometimes they need capacity, sometimes IT just needs the time to focus on new projects. Read More »
In the last 24 hours I went to my car, went for a drive, and noticed that it was a bit breezy. I looked over the the right and noticed a good bit of glass all over the place, some of it underneath me, and where o’ where was my briefcase, with my snazzy MacBook Air, external HDD, US Passport, and notebook. Yeah I was irked a bit! Read More »