MDS

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

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 […]

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 […]

December 5, 2013

DATA CENTER

Automated Fabric Provisioning Using Cisco Prime DCNM

Do you have a need for automated provisioning of your data center? Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) might just provide that solution. DCNM is designed to help you efficiently implement, visualize, and manage the Cisco Unified Fabric. The need today in the datacenter is for a comprehensive management platform that delivers visibility as […]

September 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

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.

June 13, 2013

DATA CENTER

Ease of Troubleshooting : Meet Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

End of April, Cisco introduced  the next generation Storage Network innovations with the new MDS 9710 Multilayer Director and new MDS 9250i Multiservice Switch (see Berna Devrim’s  blog ) . These solutions have been presented to the Storage Tech Field Day  (see blogs and videos below) , as well on the Cisco booth at different events  (ie EMC World) generating a […]

May 15, 2013

DATA CENTER

Data Center and Cloud @ Interop 2013

Interop 2013 took place last week in Las Vegas from May 6-10 and despite wireless connectivity at the Mandalay Bay being dreadful,  #Interop 2013 was very well received by customers, partners, and analysts. Our booth location was ideal, and we were situated in between Huawei and HP. This made for interesting conversations as attendees went […]