Top Ten Benefits of Upgrading from DCNM to NDFC SAN
In January 2023, we launched the third major release (12.1.2) of NDFC SAN Controller. This makes the perfect time to upgrade from DCNM to NDFC not just because three is a magic number, but also because of ten reasons that I am sharing in this post.
Cisco UCS X-Series – 100G Unified Fabric for storage
Only Cisco unifies networking and computing in a way that works for both server and network admins. We provide scale, aggregation, and manageability in a way that simplifies operations for IT. Unified Fabric provides both CapEx and OpEx benefits that help your company.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting the Network Requirements of NVMe Storage with Cisco Nexus 9000 and ACI
Network managers need to look closely at this new generation of storage to understand what is different—and how they can meet the performance demands of truly high-speed storage.
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.
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.
Why Upgrade to MDS 9700
MDS 9500 family has supported customers for more than a decade helping them through FC speed transitions from 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G and 8G advanced without forklift upgrades. But as we look in the future the MDS 9700 makes more sense for a lot of data center designs. Top four reasons for customers to upgrade are […]