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How Flash and FC-NVMe Changes Latency for Shared Storage

How Flash and NVMe changes latency for shared storage is a subset from the FCIA Webcast on Nov 1st. There are many elements involved in networked storage latency The primary change in latency for shared storage is two-fold Flash is an orders of magnitude faster performing...

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NVMe over Fabrics: What’s next for NVMe

NVMe SSDs have been around for several years and leveraged in enterprise data centers (as in-server storage) through to laptop applications. However, until now it’s been impossible to scale NVMe beyond the rack and across the data center, leaving data stranded on storage islands. In June 2016,...

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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). 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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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...