When Brocade announced their “end-to-end native FCoE” solution, and read some of the stuff they were peddling to the trade magazines, I was reminded of the scene in “My Cousin Vinny” where Marisa Tomei’s character is put on the witness stand and challenged by the prosecution to answer a trick question (warning: link contains explicit language).
In a nutshell, in order to show that Tomei’s character doesn’t know anything about cars, the prosecutor attempts to use a lot of fancy language that sound legit but counts on people not understanding how things really work. Read More »
Tags: Brocade, FC-BB-5, FCoE, Multihop, standards, VE_Port
[Part III of our blog series on Cisco Data Center Business Advantage. Part I, II, IV, V, VI]
Deliver information fast…really fast!
Never go down, ever!!
Enable great user-experiences, regardless of where the user is on the planet.
Those are the table stakes requirements of today’s Data Center networks. Do that and business leaders will ignore it like a referee that never makes a bad call in a sporting event. Click-to-“Right Now”, Borderless, 24x7x365 networks. No problem. We can do that.
But with the pace of technology change in today’s Data Center, so much more is being expected of the network: Read More »
Tags: Application Mobility, Borderless Networks, Data Center Business Advantage, FabricPath, FCoE, High Availability, Live Migration, OTV, SMT, Unified Fabric, Vblock
Introducing a new industry standard takes time, patience, and persistence. But adopting one can take courage. Customers often have concerns about the deployment of pre-standard product, how complete the standard really is, the availability of solutions, the insertion into long-term roadmaps, whether the benefits outweigh the risks for early adoption, and most importantly, knowing when to invest. When considering the implementation of a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solution, the Cisco IT group has decided that the investment time is now, and we’re already starting to realize the benefits this technology can bring.
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Tags: 2011, cable fiber, data center, FCoE