Fausto Vaninetti

Technical Solutions Architect

EMEAR Specialists - Datacenter

Fausto Vaninetti is a senior Technical Solutions Architect for Datacenter technologies at Cisco Systems. With over 20 years of experience in the ICT sector, his primary focus is on storage networking, datacenter optical interconnection, unified computing and converged architectures. During his tenure at Cisco, Fausto also worked on some high performance computing and cloud projects. He has been a speaker at several events including CiscoLive, EMC World, IBM STGU, etc. He also authored or contributed to several whitepapers, blogs and books around Cisco technologies. He is currently part of Cisco EMEAR datacenter technical sales organization and based off the Milan office, Italy. Before joining Cisco, he was a Research and Development engineer on optical components and DWDM platforms at Pirelli Optical Systems. He has also been serving as secretary and director board member at SNIA EMEA organization. Fausto holds a master degree in Electronic Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Milan.


September 26, 2022


Cisco MDS 9000 FSPF Link Cost Multiplier: Enhancing Path Selection on High-Speed Storage Networks

Cisco supports the design and implementation of high-speed Fibre Channel fabrics, leading a change to the traditional FSPF link cost calculation for 128 Gbps serial interfaces due to the Cisco-only capability to create logical links with up to 16 members.

July 28, 2022


25G FCIP with MDS 9220i: A Better Way For SAN Extension

New trends in datacenter networking, and uncertainties on the data-dependent compression ratio, are clearly suggesting that 25G FCIP is the best approach to address remote data replication needs. Cisco MDS 9220i is what you need for your high-performance and secure SAN extension projects.

April 7, 2022


Addressing the noisy neighbor syndrome in modern SANs

Cisco MDS 9000 Series provides all necessary capabilities to eliminate the noisy neighbor syndrome at the storage network level. By combining proper network design with high-speed links, congestion avoidance techniques such as DIRL, slow drain analysis and SAN Insights, IT administrators can deliver an optimal data access solution on a shared network infrastructure. 

January 18, 2022


Cisco UCS and Cisco MDS

The joint adoption of Cisco UCS compute systems and Cisco MDS 9000 Series of storage networking switches provides a significant benefit to the enterprise: advanced design options, easier management and better support.

September 13, 2021


Cisco 64G Module: Enabling The Most Power Efficient SANs

Current sustainability efforts require power-efficient solutions that can deliver more bandwidth at a reduced wattage. Cisco recently introduced 48 ports on the Cisco MDS 9700 64-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, a real technological breakthrough. Increased bandwidth, combined with approximately 40% decrease in power consumption makes it about 7 times more power efficient than its predecessor.

June 29, 2021


How to easily collect Cisco MDS 9000 log files

Troubleshooting MDS 9000 fabrics starts from collecting tech-support files and contacting the Cisco TAC. What is the suggested approach for doing so?

May 24, 2021


Boosting Day2 Operations with Detect-React Capabilities on Cisco MDS 9000 Switches

Data volumes keep growing, budgets are not. The workforce is highly mobile and distributed, applications live within hybrid-clouds, the edge of networks is now hosting data and cybersecurity is clearly a top priority.

May 6, 2021


Cisco introduces Dynamic Ingress Rate Limiting – A Real Solution for SAN Congestion

Dynamic Ingress Rate Limiting represents the newest and shining arrow in the quiver of MDS 9000 storage network administrators for addressing slow drain and SAN congestion situations.

April 6, 2021


Congestion: SAN compared to a Highway System – Part 2

SAN congestion is a real challenge and can manifest in different ways. In order to exemplify the concepts, we compare the SAN to a highway system. This blog has two parts.