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Lies, Damn Lies, and IT Consultants on FCoE

June 5, 2015 4 comments

This will be short, but sweet.

Recently, on June 2, a blog from an independent IT firm went viral concerning Cisco and support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Bizarrely, the blog stated that Cisco was no longer developing, nor supporting, FCoE products.

This is not true.

Unfortunately, it caused quite a bit of unnecessary consternation among partners, customers, and colleagues.

Allow me to state, categorically, that Cisco has a long, varied, and deep FCoE development roadmap. Not only that, but Cisco is working closely with industry partners to expand and continue FCoE application in new Data Center paradigms.

This 3rd party company – who shall not be named so as not to dignify the claim – merely sought to generate attention for themselves. I’ll leave the ethical nature of their decision to promote this falsehood up to the reader.

Gonna need better bait

Gonna need better bait

One more time for those in the back:

Cisco continues to develop and support FCoE technology, products, and solutions, and has a prime investment for the future. 

When companies do unethical things

When companies do unethical things

[Note: This was originally posted on Cisco’s blog sites, but was removed due to scheduling issues. Nevertheless, this is official Cisco policy regarding FCoE as of this writing.]

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From Products to Strategy, a Journey of a Single Step

September 19, 2012 4 comments

It’s hard to believe I’ve only been at Cisco for a little more than 2 years. At some companies, that may be considered to be the “long-toothed veteran,” but at Cisco it’s still a blink of an eye. During that time I’ve been doing a lot of work on FCoE in the storage team of fantastic individuals, but the time has come to try my hand at something else. Read more…

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Important News

May 14, 2010 3 comments

I’m extremely excited and proud to announce that as of May 31, 2010, I will be embarking on a new chapter:

I will be a Product Manager for FCoE for Cisco. More details will be forthcoming soon, well, as soon as I have the time to take a breather between packing boxes for the move to San Jose.

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Can Apple Compete in the Enterprise?

January 25, 2010 1 comment

Once upon a time Apple had an incredible opportunity to play in the data center space. When the XServe RAID came out not only was it beautiful to look at (something you don’t normally think about when it comes to storage) but as a low-cost, Tier-2 or -3 array it made a very popular splash. At one point (in terms of TB shipped), Apple was the 4th largest storage vendor in the world.

Now, however, it’s a different story. The industry has changed drastically, the players have shifted and converged, and Apple is restricted in playing in the data center sphere where it once had promise (no pun intended). While it’s sort-of-in, sort-of-out at the moment, it doesn’t have to be that way. Apple could once again play a significant role in the Enterprise space… by breaking itself apart. Read more…

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.
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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…

FCoE, iSCSI, and InfinBand – Oh My!

December 23, 2009 1 comment

Over at Etherealmind, Greg Ferro wrote a couple of pieces on FCoE that beg to be responded to. Obviously Mr. Ferro understands a great deal about the storage world, but when it comes to FCoE there are some points that I must disagree with. Read more…

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