Fibre Channel

September 24, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

August 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

August 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco MDS for Small to Cloud-Scale Data Centers

Superior Platforms, Scale, and Operational Simplicity  Data Center trends like  Virtualization, Solid State Drives, DC consolidation and Data Explosion are putting a tremendous amount of strain on the infrastructure. These challenges need targeted and multifaceted approach. It has to be holistic solution to the problems rather than point products for each unique problem. Data Centers […]

May 23, 2014

DATA CENTER

Next Generation Data Center Design With MDS 9710 – Part II

Note: This is the second 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 3 ] EMC World was wonderful. It was gratifying to meet industry professionals,  […]

April 23, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

September 12, 2013

DATA CENTER

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part IV: Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

In the past articles we’ve talked about doing distance extension for SANs, focusing first on building the physical elements that are required, before moving on to how Fibre Channel can be extended using buffer credits. In this article we’re going to talk about how it is best to think of extending Fibre Channel over Ethernet […]

September 10, 2013

DATA CENTER

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part III – Fibre Channel

In Napkin Dialogues fashion, we learn about how Fibre Channel is used in long-distance situations.

September 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part II – Physical Layer

In the second part of the FibreChannel and FCoE distance series, we learn about how the physical layer is critical for understanding storage distances before we ever get to the protocol.