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Dave Lytle

Fabric OS Firmware: The Intelligence Behind Switched FC Fabrics

by Dave Lytle ‎12-06-2013 02:27 PM - edited ‎12-06-2013 02:40 PM (4,038 Views)

When working in any industry, there are many technical names, terms and acronyms that are used constantly.  For those of us in IT one of those familiar terms is “firmware”.  Like most professional organizations, I have found that when firmware is being discussed it is about “what it does” rather than “what it is”.  We often take for granted that, since firmware just seems to be part of today’s intelligent devices, everyone knows exactly what it is.  However, I suspect that is not always the case so read on to find out more about “what it is” in regards to switched Fibre Channel protocols.



Software Defined Networking: a New Paradigm?

by Dr.Steve.Guendert ‎12-03-2013 01:36 PM - edited ‎12-03-2013 01:35 PM (3,522 Views)

Is SDN really a new idea, or has the mainframe already been doing this in some form for many years?