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Bhavin Yadav

Technical Leader

Data Center SAN Switching

Proud Member of the Technical Product Management team within the Cisco Data Center Switching team. Working with the Cisco Storage networking team since 2012. Has authored multiple white papers, now on the Cisco website covering Cisco’s SAN Switching technology, architectures, advantages, etc. A frontline team member for any technical needs, loves to interact with people with some crazy ideas.

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February 2, 2021

DATA CENTER

SAN Insights Discovery: The Match-maker tool for SAN

Here is a new (and free) tool to help find, propose and close business (for partners) and for customers. Locate legacy gear, find suggestions for equivalent needs and obtain assistance with migration needs. Social Media text: A match maker for partner and customers.

December 21, 2020

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS 9000 and IBM FICON: Just Got Married Again

Cisco MDS 9000 series (IBM C-series SAN switches) and IBM mainframe FICON are celebrating 16 years togehter. With the Cisco NX OS 8.4(2b) release, the Cisco MDS 9000 series is once again at the center of customers' preferences when it comes to both FICON and Fibre Channel switching.

October 22, 2020

DATA CENTER

DellEMC PowerMax and Cisco MDS 9000 series SAN switches: Pushing the limits

Network demands for remote work have shifted from on-site to at-home, from rigid in-company network environments to flexible and agile network environments.

October 5, 2020

DATA CENTER

MDS 9000 Series Switch Architecture Part 1: Superior CRC Error Handling

In this blog series, we’ve discussed many unique advantages of the Cisco MDS 9000 series switches. We explored NVMe/FC support, proven investment protection, the superior security provided by anti-counterfeit technology, and the industry’s unique SAN Analytics solution. Now, let’s look at another important aspect: the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch architecture and what makes it […]

August 31, 2020

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS SAN Analytics: A GPS for Your SAN

Living in Silicon Valley can be very exciting, but it has some challenges too. Traffic is certainly one of those challenges, and it’s a very common occurrence for most of us. Regardless of where you live in the world, you’ve likely experienced the inconvenience of traffic congestion. In order to avoid traffic, we usually turn […]

August 17, 2020

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS 32G Fibre Channel Fabric switches: Small doesn’t mean less.

When we think about fabric switches, we tend to consider low-end hardware. These typically do not require considerable memory, CPU, intense resources, or functionality. what if we had more powerful hardware with more robust feature sets in this small form factor switches that we currently see in Director-class core switches?

June 25, 2020

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS 9000 series switches: Security is better when it is built in, not bolted on.

What’s one thing in recent time that has taken center stage along with remote work policies? Security. No one, I mean no one, ever wants to compromise on security – whether it is for oneself, family, company, or for anything that matters. Here we are going to talk about security that could impact any and […]

May 20, 2020

DATA CENTER

Cisco continues investment protection with 64G FC readiness using Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors

Investment protection is usually discussed as a business advantage, but it is also about easing the technical and operational pain the customer endures.

January 16, 2020

DATA CENTER

Spinning up an NVMe over Fibre Channel Strategy using Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

In this blog, we’ll discuss the latest and greatest innovations driving the SAN industry and try to paint a picture of how the SAN landscape will look five to seven years down the road, while focusing on asking the right questions prior to that critical investment.