Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Brocade’

Brocade and Evaluator Group’s Really, Really Bad FCoE Study

February 7, 2014 6 comments

It’s been almost four years to the month that I took on Gartner’s horrible anti-FCoE diatribe, and since then I’ve joined Cisco, written a few more blogs, and even gone toe-to-toe with the technology’s largest critic – Brocade. For the most part, the tete-a-tete has been cordial, if a little snarky (just the way I like it!), and generally falls within the general margin for error afforded to marketing excesses.

Something happened this week, however, that brought up the ugly spectre of blatant dishonesty that exposed a disturbing trend of vendor-media collusion that I feel harms people, especially those who would otherwise be the most helped.

For that reason, I’m posting these thoughts here. These are my personal thoughts, and do not reflect those of my employer, my manager, my friends, family, or the direction of the technology I work with (disclosure for those that don’t know me: I’m a Product Manager for Storage working for Cisco – at least at the time of writing this blog!).

So, something snarky this way cometh. Read more…

Categories: Technology Tags: , , , ,

Re-Examining FCoE and iSCSI Pros and Cons

February 5, 2010 10 comments

It should be obvious that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about FCoE over the past 2 years, despite only blogging about it for a couple of months (hey, I’ve been busy!). But someone brought up something recently that makes me second-guess the role that FCoCEE will play in the marketplace in comparison to, say, iSCSI. In particular, with vendors now offering 1 Million IOPS in their NICs, is there enough of an advantage performance-wise? Read more…

Cable Reduction Makes FCoE a Good Thing™

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

EMC storage guru Dave Graham did a quick video of the cable clutter in his lab. Great visual as to why cable consolidation and convergence is needed.

Why FCoE Is a Good Thing…
— This is a tongue in cheek video that I took in one of my labs showing why, for no other reason but fabric reduction, that CEE/DCE/FCoE is a valuable thing for ANY IT infrastructure. A couple of things you’ll notice here are:
a.) it’s loud. Sorry about that…this lab is in a thermal chamber and it […]

Moving to FCoE

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The appeal of an all-FCoE data center is obvious. Reduce complexity in the data center, reduce the physical assets, reduce the operating expenses (huge power savings potential), very little learning curve, familiar tools. Pretty soon it starts sounding like a no-brainer. But that isn’t the end of the story; it’s just the beginning.
Read more…

Brocade and Cisco agree on FCoE detail

January 4, 2010 1 comment

In the not-so-Wild West of FCoE standards negotiation, the two big switch juggernauts – Cisco and Brocade – agreed to a compromise that will affect the way that traffic moves across networks. The good news is that this was a major obstacle to making FCoE have a chance at becoming a valid contender for networking in the data center. So now we ask, “So what?” Read more…

J Metz's Blog

The Dr. is in...

J Metz's Blog

The Dr. is in...

domdelfinosblog

Technology, Life, Cars, Randomness

shadub

My brain's been battered!

Virtualization for Service Providers

Using virtualization as a technology enabler for public, enterprise, customer-facing environments

Jeep Accessories

Latest Jeep News

The Data Center Overlords

Where servers, storage and networking combine to form Voltron.

The Borg Queen

Jottings on the intersection of tech and humanness

backofbeyonds

You seek her here, you seek her there... hang on, where's she gone?

Wake Up and Smell the Content

A Converged Communications Blog

Blog Stu - Stuart Miniman

Social media and innovation simmering with storage, networks and virtualization