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 […]
MDS 9700 Scale Out and Scale Up
This is the final part on the High Performance Data Center Design. We will look at how high performance, high availability and flexibility allows customers to scale up or scale out over time without any disruption to the existing infrastructure. MDS 9710 capabilities are field proved with the wide adoption and steep ramp within first year […]
Next Generation Data Center Design With MDS 9700 – Part III
Note: This is the third 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 1 | Part 2 ] This week is exciting, had opportunity to sit on round […]
Balancing the MDS Scales in Your Favor
One of the main themes I’ve been running into a lot lately is the sense of scale. For a while the term actually lost much of its meaning because it has been used to describe any number of systems that happen to be large. Scale-up. Scale-out. At scale. See what I mean? The term is […]