Cisco MDS 32G Fibre Channel Fabric switches: Small doesn’t mean less.
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When we think about fabric switches, we tend to consider low-end hardware. These typically do not require considerable memory, CPU, intense resources, or functionality. what if we had more powerful hardware with more robust feature sets in this small form factor switches that we currently see in Director-class core switches?
Thoughts on #OpenStack and Software-Defined Storage
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This week has been the semi-annual OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, GA. In a rare occurrence I’ve been able to be here as an attendee, which has given me wide insight into a world of Open Source development I rarely get to see outside of some interpersonal conversations with DevOps people. (If you’re not sure what […]
Cisco Domain Ten: Domain 1: Facilities and Infrastructure
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Yesterday I introduced you to the Cisco Domain TenSM, Cisco Services’ framework for simplifying data center transformation. This model is applicable to both business (enterprise), public sector (e.g. government, federal) and service provider (incl telco) organizations. Today I will summarize some key challenges that you should consider when planning a transition to cloud (as one example […]