Storage Distance by Protocol, Part III – Fibre Channel
In Napkin Dialogues fashion, we learn about how Fibre Channel is used in long-distance situations.
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.
Storage Distance by Protocol – FC, FCoE, and FCIP, Part I
Understand how distance intersects with the choice of Fibre Channel, FCoE, FCIP, and iSCSI storage protocols.
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 […]
Fibre Channel Standards, Speeds and Feeds, and Generation “X”
Okay, I have a confession to make. I’ve been somewhat amused by Brocade’s recent “Gen 5” Fibre Channel campaign. After all, the idea that “we’re going to simply call 16G Fibre Channel something other than 16G Fibre Channel and pretend that people will not figure out that it’s really just 16G Fibre Channel” is, well, amusing!
What Is Cisco UNIFIED FABRIC? Why Should You Care?
Is your network ready to help you transform and be the strategic partner that you can be? Let’s face it… Today’s data centers are challenged with siloed resources and facilities… Limited scalability… Poor resource utilization… Growing complexity…Perhaps the biggest challenge is time. When 80% of your resources are dedicated to “keeping the lights on” and […]