One of the things that I routinely talk to customers about is the dichotomy of life in the current state of IT. It starts with the summation:
“The very cool thing going on is that the rate of change in IT has never been faster than it is today. The very scary thing going on is that the rate of change in IT has never been faster than it is today!”
According to a GAO study*, Federal agencies spend four times more taxpayer dollars maintaining outdated IT systems than they spend on investing in new technologies. The White House has made it clear that modernizing the government’s IT infrastructure across federal and defense agencies is critical for both the security
Guest blog by Rajiev Rajavasireddy - Vice President, Product Management & Solutions at Pure Storage
n the classic film, “City Slickers”, the old, crusty cowboy named Curly gives the burned-out ad man, Mitch, a sage piece of advice, namely, the secret to life is to find your 'one thing'. As technologists, we spend a
The theme for DELL Technologies World is Make it Real with regards to Digital Transformation of the business; at Brocade we have packed our booth full of experts and great demonstrations to show you the latest and greatest in automated and modernized storage networking the foundation for your Digital Transformation -in short, The Real Deal!
In the early days of computing, people figured out pretty quickly that there are some operations that need to be performed over and over. I used to have a TRS-80 Model I that I used to log into CompuShare over a 110 baud modem. The login process was repetitive and tedious. One command in the wrong order
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The rise of digital transformation is changing everything around us. This ranges from traditional communication, to day-to-day activities, to interaction with others, and even the way we do business. Take music for example, we no longer carry around a portfolio of CDs for a road trip or buy a collection of CDs to hear a handful of our
Enterprises rely heavily on their technology investments to gain a competitive edge, and more importantly, keep up with the demands from an always-on data center. Over the years, IT jobs have become more difficult because of the complexity from growing data assets, multiple management tools, increasing pressure to extract intelligence from the data, and overall volume of data they need to store and protect. In fact, according to ESG’s research, 68% of IT decision makers say that IT is more complex than
Is the whole industry being misled again, blinded by hype from big firms? .... 75% of all NVMe over Fabric adaptor units sold will be Ethernet-based in the next 2-3 years ... Really?!? Can you say FCoE déjà vu!?
NVMe over TCP (nicknamed "iNVMe") is the up-and-coming RDMA-free protocol for NVMe over Fabrics. Like iSCSI, NVMe over TCP offers commodity connectivity to storage arrays that get reliable, high performance connectivity via Fibre Channel.
If you’re in the storage business you realize that NVMe is the next big transformation coming. This technology promises ultra-fast applications due to a significant decrease in data access latency versus HDDs (and even today’s SSDs!). NVMe will be like switching on “ludicrous-speed” for these leading-edge applications,
Can you believe it all started over 20 years ago? Since 1995, Fibre Channel has been a key enabler of every new wave of storage innovation in the data center. It began by enabling shared storage and later led to mainstream adoption of server virtualization. Today, Fibre Channel is all about
In the data center, storage has experienced significant technology shifts across the board with one theme remaining constant; the customer’s unwavering expectation for performance and reliability. The impact storage has on an enterprise’s livelihood has increased over the years with gains in competitive advantage deli
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
I recently attended the Persistent Memory Summit (PMS), a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) event. Why was a storage industry organization focusing on memory? Well, the theme was “Delivering on the Convergence of Storage and Memory.” A bold statement like that prompts the engineer in me to say
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?
Applying Brocade VM Insight into the IT infrastructure will eliminate the guess work an quickly determine the source of VM/application performance anomalies, as well as help provision and fine-tune the infrastructure based on VM/application requirements to meet service-level objectives.
Today marks a breakthrough moment; one which fundamentally redefines the economics of the storage infrastructure equation. After tens of thousands of conversations with our customers, decades of deploying best-in-class solutions, and thousands of product launch team hours, we’ve achieved an industry milestone by
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The speed of flash-based storage is critical to accelerating application performance and throughput. This need is driving rapid adoption of flash in the data center. New solid-state storage devices are many orders of magnitude faster than traditional hard drives, as well as having other benefits like power and size.