Who’s deploying Multi-Hop FCoE? – Part II
Continuing the blog series (Part-I) on the production deployment designs and the real-world benefits of Multi-Hop FCoE infrastructure, this blog features University of Siegen, based in Germany. Before delving into the details, a bit of background – The University of Siegen is a modern educational institution with a strong international profile. Its 17,500 students and 1700 staff are […]
Who’s deploying Multi-Hop FCoE? – Part I
While FCoE technology has been standardized for quite some time now, most FCoE deployments have been upto the access layer of the network. Multi-hop FCoE deployments are gaining traction increasingly. Many a times, I get asked to share the production deployment designs and the real-world benefits of Multi-Hop FCoE infrastructure. So, in this series of […]
Cisco Live 2013 – Manufacturing Industry Presence and John Chambers Welcome Message
Get ready for one of the best Cisco Lives yet! A good number of attendees hail from industrial sectors such...
Introducing MDS 9710 Multilayer Director and MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch – Raising the Bar for Storage Networks
The data center landscape has changed dramatically in several dimensions. Server virtualization is almost a defacto standard with a big increase in VM density. And there is a move towards world of many clouds. Then there is the massive data growth. Some studies show that data is doubling in every 2 years while there is […]
Mega Trends are Reshaping Storage Area Networks. But Are You Ready?
The data center landscape has changed dramatically in several dimensions. Server virtualization is almost a defacto in our customers’ data centers with a big increase in VM density. They are also moving towards world of many clouds. And then there is the massive data growth. Some studies show that data is doubling in every 2 […]
More from London – Unified as ONE
I was really impressed with Cisco Live London..for those of you who took the time to shake our hand and say hello…THANK YOU! You make us feel like geek rock stars! Good thing the doors are really big at these conferences so my inflated ego could still make it through. I mentioned our Fundamentals of Converged Wireless and Wireless […]
Introducing First Services Module on Nexus 7000 Series
Cloud computing is part of the journey to deliver IT as a Service which enables IT to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. Forrester Research recently published a report that concluded, “Cloud computing is ready for the enterprise… but many enterprises aren’t ready for the cloud.”1 Yet Cloud deployments are happening […]
Introducing Nexus 6000 Series – Industry’s Highest Density Layer 2/3 40 Gigabit Fixed Switch
The evolution of the applications environment is creating new demands on IT and in the data center. Broad adoption of scale-out application architectures (i.e. big data), workload virtualization and cloud deployments are demanding greater scalability across the fabric. The increase in east/west (i.e. server-to-server) traffic along with the higher adoption of 10GbE in the server […]
CLOUD COMPUTING IS READY FOR YOU. BUT ARE YOU READY?
Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. And we also looked at the journey you need to take to deliver IT as a Service. Cloud computing is part of this journey and it is happening – and I mean […]