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
Data can enable the insights that lead to better decisions and organizations to be more effective. But reaching these insights often requires a high performance network and integrated infrastructure that’s ready for
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
Given that data is at the heart of any business, it's crucial to protect it with backup and disaster recovery technologies. Regulatory and competitive pressures, increasingly complex and distributed IT environments, rapid data
Storage, networking and virtual advances are driving a huge impact in the world of media and entertainment. At Brocade customers such as The Jim Henson Company, Jamfilled Entertainment, Vice Media and other media and entertainment companies globally, these technologies are being leveraged in pre- and post- production to greatly improve
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.
There’s been a lot of buzz about NVMe in the last year, as well as growing noise around NVMe-over-Fabrics. There are several technology options for transporting NVMe-over-Fabrics, and so of course there are competitive claims about which is the best choice. One of the claims that always makes me shake my head is when one side is behind on the performance numbers...
In a new Gartner1 report, “The Future of Storage Protocols”, analysts reveal that “by upgrading the storage network, IT leaders can reduce costs. Upgrading consolidates the number of network switches, cables, and host-based adaptors or network interface cards.”
RFID (aka Radio Frequency Identification) technology which uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track objects has revolutionized warehouses, super stores and the California Toll roads.
The Gen 6 Fibre Channel eco-system is rapidly developing with the latest news coming from Brocade on its rollout of the new X6 Director family with Gen 6 technology. The X6 Director family will power the heart of the data center with 364 ports that can scale up with port blades, delivering a maximum port speed of up to 32 Gbps.