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January 18, 2017

DATA CENTER

Democratizing Data Center Storage ¡Viva la Storage Revolución!

History regularly repeats itself. Sometimes it’s exciting and other times not so much. A current market transition I’m excited about happens to be occurring across the entire data center touching compute, storage, and networking. It’s the shift to shared nothing architectures and it takes me back to my studies on high performance computing and how […]

December 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

October 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

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 […]

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 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 […]

November 13, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cloud Service Provider deploys End-to-End FCoE

In one of my earlier blogs, – “How to get more SAN mileage….” – I had highlighted how one can deploy End-to-End FCoE using a converged Director-class platform, like Nexus 7000, connected directly from the converged access switch, like UCS FI, in order to get the utmost agility. Well, this is how ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC), […]