Cisco Live US 2014 : Looking Forward to Great Sessions on Storage Networking (FC and FCoE)
Cisco Live 2014 is fast approaching in few weeks from now. This is an important year for Cisco Live as well as Fibre Channel (FC) along with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) family of products. For Cisco Live : it is celebrating 25th anniversary on its home ground – Bay area, San Francisco. For Storage […]
Next Generation Data Center Design With MDS 9710 – Part I
Note: This is the first of a three-part series on Next Generation Data Center Design with MDS 9700; learn how customers can deploy scalable SAN networks that allow them to Scale Up or Scale Out in a non disruptive way. Part 2 | Part 3 ] Data centers are undergoing a major transition to meet […]
Summary : Unmatched Flexibility with Multi-Protocol Connectivity…End-To-End!
“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future” – Jedi Master Yoda. Yoda image credit: www.yodaquotes.net “Planning for the future can be challenging . To effectively prepare for the unknown it is best to design into any plans, the added flexibility. This is especially true with IT. ” wrote Amit Jain In a very clear article […]
Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch, General Availability:Order Today!
Cisco launched MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch, the Next Gen storage services platform in 2013 and today we are announcing the general availability of MDS...
Who’s deploying Multi-hop FCoE? – Part III
Previously, we saw how Boeing division (BDS) and University of Siegen have deployed Multi-hop FCoE and realized significant benefits. This blog highlights similar benefits achieved by Engineering Shared Infrastructure Services (ESIS) department at Netapp. Netapp’s ESIS department delivers and maintains end-to-end compute, storage, and network resources for internal Development and Quality Assurance engineers. These resources provide […]
Cloud Service Provider deploys End-to-End FCoE
In one of my earlier blogs, – “How to get more SAN mileage….” – I had highlighted how one can deploy End-to-End FCoE using a converged Director-class platform, like Nexus 7000, connected directly from the converged access switch, like UCS FI, in order to get the utmost agility. Well, this is how ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC), […]
How to get more SAN mileage out of UCS FI?
Mileage (miles per gallon) is one of the important criteria while buying any automobile and once bought, it is highly desirable to hit the maximum advertised mileage without significantly changing the driving habits or the routes (highway vs city mpg). Well, I have not been able to achieve that yet, so being a geek, I focused my […]
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 […]