So Cisco announced it Intel Servers today. Its kind of exciting if you are into Data Centers and Virtualisation. They have done something very different.
In my previous posts on EMC Symmetrix 3, 5, 8 Series and EMCSymmetrix DMX, DMX-2 Series we discussed some important components comprised in these systems. In this post we will discuss components of EMC Symmetrix DMX-4.
Virtualization is seen as the technology that makes it possible to do more with less, but there are many pitfalls to consider when virtualizing server infrastructure. This article suggests planning decisions to be considered that, if overlooked, could ruin the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on on investment (ROI) expected from this virtual infrastructure.
Omar Sultan from Cisco is wishing that FCoE would actually get some sales. You see, Cisco bought Nuova Systems to rush FCoE to market as the Nexus 5000 switch. But someone forgot to complete the standards work, and now this is causing problems. Customers are obviously concerned that FCoE has NOT been standardised.
One of the most amusing parts about Fibre Channel over Ethernet(FCoE) is that Spanning Tree is making a triumphant comeback. And I am talking a Roman style parade after the gates to the city have been built and lined with gold.
Although there is no word on a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) initiator in the vein of their wildly successful iSCSI offering, Microsoft announced today that they are will be creating a logo program with test requirements for the new protocol. This certification program will likely follow the company’s similar work with iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and other products to ensure functionality and perhaps interoperability in the Windows market.
Along with many tidbits about storage advances in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, this WinHEC presentation by Microsoft’s Suzanne Morgan demonstrated that the combination of the Windows iSCSI Initiator and NetApp FAS 3070 filer could saturate a 10 Gb Ethernet link. How many other storage arrays can do that?
EMC has been a market leader in bringing new innovative technology to the IT forefront. With the usage of RAID 6, EMC has again taken a very unique approach in designing this technology for its Symmetrix DMX products.
There has been a big chatter about the next generation of EMC machines. After the initial release of DMX-3â€™s in 2005 and then the DMX-4â€™s in 2007, next generation DMX is almost due now. Here is my wish list or expectations on the new DMX Platform.
The mainstream media is still digesting the Oscar awards, but we in storage had our own announcement this week: TechTarget’s (now non-PDF?) Storage magazine announced their Storage Products of the Year award for 2008. Without further ado, the awards and my reaction!