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Innovation in Fibre Channel is its Best Competitive Differentiator

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the demise of Fibre Channel. Hyper-converged storage, server SAN and software-defined storage (SDS) are all emerging storage technologies that offer alternative solutions. These are also where many of the disparaging Fibre Channel remarks emerge...


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Brocade and Emulex Advance Gen 5 End-to-End Across The Network

Technology has been an enabler since the first hand tools and cultivation of agriculture begun. Continually improving life and increasing human productivity based on skills learned and passed down over generations and tens of thousands of years. The accumulation of knowledge and the ability to...




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IBM Edge2014 - You can’t manage the DATA if you can’t manage the INFRASTRUCTURE… Of Elastic Storage and Fabric Vision

What a week this is turning out to be in Las Vegas. I am jazzed coming into the IBM Edge2014 event and our Platinum sponsorship. I might be dating myself now but what is going on in the industry today is an inflection point much like that back in 1998, when shared storage for the...


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Random Reflections from EMC World 2014

What a week in Las Vegas! Jonathan Martin and his team at EMC delivered another spectacular event that always seems to feel like the center of the storage universe. It’s evolved over the years from a technical user event into a compass for understanding where the storage industry is going. The...


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Up in the Clouds

It appears that we have finally moved on from cloud-washing everything IT to the era of software-defined. For believers of Gartner’s hype cycle , clearly we have transitioned from the Trough of Disillusionment towards the Plateau of Productivity because of new storage solutions that actually...



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The Gen 5 Fibre Channel Train is Picking Up Momentum!

A passenger train moving at 80 miles per hour needs about a mile to stop. This is like the momentum of the storage industry in transitioning to Gen 5 Fibre Channel (16Gb). We got the train moving with our launch in May 2011 . The adapter companies followed our lead with only the storage...


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Breaking the Status Quo, It’s Not About Speed

In my blog last Wednesday , I wrote about why Brocade is changing the way we talk about Fibre Channel, moving from a speed-based naming convention to a new generation-based name—Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel. When we introduced our Gen 5 Fibre Channel product line in 2011, there...