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Brocade VM Insight Eliminates the Guessing Game

If I told you that enterprise IT organizations are playing the game “Guess How Many Jelly Beans Are in The Jar” with their Virtual Machines (VMs), would you call me crazy? Image provided by: cbgrfx123, Flickr.com Enterprises are under constant pressure to maximize...


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Modernize Your Network for EMC Unity Storage

Truer words were never spoken, plus he’s my boss… The reality is flash is having a huge impact on infrastructure requirements. Legacy networks were not designed to maximize the potential of flash storage, creating potential performance bottlenecks and degradation to application availability. The...



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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Does size matter in the data center? With Cisco’s launch of the 9718, I am reminded of what it’s like to shop at Costco. You are surrounded by enormous versions of products that you don’t necessarily want or need. Who needs a jar of mayonnaise when you can get a gallon vat of mayonnaise? Why...


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Redefining Solutions: VDI with EMC and Brocade

EMC is redefining what it means to deliver solutions for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Dictionary.com defines a solution as “ the act of solving a problem, question, etc .” More often, it’s an overused marketing term in IT that implies a holistic approach to solving a fundamental...


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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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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...