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Dell EMC World 2017, Monday May 8, 2017, Blog 1: Extension (IPEX & FCIP)

Monday May 8, 2017, Blog 1: Extension (IPEX & FCIP) Vegas Baby! The first Dell EMC World, live’n and love’n it! It’s Monday morning and we’re already in the thick of it. Today’s topic – Extension, you know… formerly “SAN Extension”. We're doing more than just FCIP now. The industry’s...


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EMC World 2016 - Wednesday: Visibility, Monitoring, Alerting, Diagnostics... Information is King!

This is IPEX Blog 3 of 3 @EXTENSION GURU Wednesday, this is my last blog post of EMC World 2016. We are nearing the end of another great show! Please check out Monday’s and Tuesday’s posts if you haven’t already. In Monday's blog, you will find the links to last year's "3 days of...


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EMC World 2016 - Tuesday: Solve Link Aggravation with IPEX Link Aggregation!

This is IPEX Blog 2 of 3 @EXTENSION GURU Viva Las Vegas! Have you checked out the Brocade booth yet! Consistently every year, so awesome! Clearly, Brocade Engineering has been busy. Today, I have a couple more IPEX use cases to consider – Link Aggregation and Bandwidth Pooling...


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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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EMC World 2016 - Monday: IPEX Delivers the High Performance WAN!

This is IPEX Blog 1 of 3 Another year already and here we are again, EMC World 2016! @EXTENSION GURU Come to my breakout session to learn more about IPEX: Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM in Delfino 4001A entitled, Storage over Distance from SRDF to SyncIQ Anyone remember my...


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Meet Geoffrey Moore at EMC World 2016

The HBO comedy, Silicon Valley has done a great job at poking fun at the areas race to disrupt and innovate. Receiving a TechCrunch Crunchie award or being featured in a Business Insider listicle is ideal for gaining the attention of early adopters, but outside “The Valley” is where the...


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Steps to the Modern Datacenter

If you’re like me then you planned to be ready for EMC World 2016 a week ago, but in reality today marks the real final day of preparation before your journey to the Storage event of the year. This will mark my 10 th consecutive return to EMC World and as I take stock of Brocade’s plans I...


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Attending EMC World? Why Duct Tape Doesn't Fix IP Storage Limitations

Over the last couple years, IT organizations have been under increased pressure to do more immediately but with less money. The majority of today’s enterprises are struggling to manage the growth in emerging business-critical workloads. Without the ability to design a purpose-built architecture...


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Attending EMC World? Listen in on Brocade’s Holy Grail Adventure!

Everyone knows deploying flash will help meet the demands of growing data caused by workload density from server virtualization. But will flash alone be the Holy Grail of technology? Similar to Indiana Jones in the Temple of the Sun, organizations are navigating through booby-traps of complexity...


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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...