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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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The Best Treasures in Connectrix B-Series

Easter egg hunts were a fun memory from my childhood. And that of course, given that I’m a bit of a geek about IT, made me think of the practice of hiding “Easter eggs” in applications, games and video content. And of course I thought; “In the whole range of technologies and ideas on showcase...


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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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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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EMC World 2015: More About IP Extension

IPEX is based on 5 pillars. These tenants are distinctly different, crucial to many environments, and made up the design criteria for Brocade Extension Engineering. To review, they are: High Performance (covered in part 2 of 3 in this series) Operational Excellence Superior Availability...

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EMC World 2015: It’s all about Performance!

Welcome back to the second installment on Brocade 7840 IPEX. Today’s blog is all about improving performance of IP storage applications between data centers, a cornerstone of IPEX. There is A LOT to this pillar, so, I’ve devoted today’s entire blog to just to this subject. Here is a list of...

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EMC World 2015: Take Control with IP Extension

Good morning EMC World 2015! Here we are again in Las Vegas pursuing the latest technological advancements for our storage and cloud environments. This year EMC and Brocade are proud to present something entirely new: IPEX (IPEX = IP Extension) on the Brocade 7840 (EMC Connectrix MP-7840B)....

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