Look after your SAN experts!
One of the aspects I really enjoy about my job is that I get to learn from some of the world’s top network and data center design engineers, and I get to hear about technology adoption challenges across the world. If there is a complex network or data center design being worked by our customers, if our customers are under time pressure, or if our customers are facing key business or technical challenges, Cisco Services’ consultants are often called in to help. Globally then, they experience first hand the challenges of deploying advanced technologies. In this blog, in the same spirit as my OpenStack Deployment Challenges blog, I’d like to share their experiences on some of the most common challenges and misconceptions faced by our customers when building Storage Area Networks (SAN). I’ll publish this in 2 parts – so look out for the concluding part next week.
Before continuing, I’d like to thank two of our SAN expert consultants, Barbara Ledda and Wolfgang Lang, for sharing their experiences and challenges.
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Tags: architectural approach, architecture, cisco_services, data center networking, interoperability, Large Scale SAN Design, MDS, MDS SAN, networking, SAN design, storage area networks
Data centers are undergoing a major transition to meet higher performance, scalability, and resiliency requirements with fewer resources, smaller footprint, and simplified designs. These rigorous requirements coupled with major data center trends, such as virtualization, data center consolidation and data growth, are putting a tremendous amount of strain on the existing infrastructure and adding complexity. Designing a reliable, scalable, and flexible data center requires careful planning.
Register for this webcast to learn about the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director which power high performance, flexible and scalable data center design. We will look at some of the data center architecture options that come with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director as well as review the best practices to improve resiliency and protect against silent failures. We will also discuss how we can design a data center that provides investment protection and agility without making tradeoffs.
Register now: Live Online Event, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8–9 a.m. Pacific
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Tags: MDS 9700, MDS 9710 Webinar, MDS SAN