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Storage Networks

What’s exciting about VMID technology?

by trevorj on ‎09-15-2016 05:50 AM (570 Views)

Recent news from VMworld put a spring in my step when I read that Qlogic in collaboration with Brocade demonstrated their StorFusion VMID technology...

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Get Faster Flash with NVMe Over Fabric!

by jcall ‎08-25-2016 01:00 PM - edited ‎08-25-2016 02:01 PM (1,013 Views)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve been hearing (EVERYWHERE) about the insane performance benefits available with latest generation storage arrays.

 

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RFID for Virtual Machines without the Soviet Spy Origins

by iomatters on ‎08-25-2016 10:49 AM (1,148 Views)

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.

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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.

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Enterprises Pursuit of Gold Without Data Insights

by Marc Angelinovich ‎08-23-2016 05:00 AM - edited ‎08-23-2016 05:18 AM (2,387 Views)

Brocade has created an innovative solution to help enterprises address digital transformation and gain deep insights into their application performance...

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Partners In Mission Critical Enterprise Storage: Brocade Gen 6 And Infinidat

by ene ‎08-22-2016 03:06 PM - edited ‎08-22-2016 08:18 PM (467 Views)

When it comes to large-scale, mission-critical workloads, INFINIDAT leads in enterprise storage by focusing on the evolving requirements of the datacenter.  Our unique, flash-optimized storage architecture

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At Tegile, we’ve worked diligently to ensure that our storage solutions serve today’s data centers. Our desire to solve leading-edge needs for performance and capacity is why we are proud to partner with Brocade on its next-generation storage networking technology.

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How do we ensure the network can support us now, and be ready to support us in the future, when we are not absolutely certain what that future looks like?

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Flash Forward with Gen 6 Fibre Channel

by Scott Shimomura ‎07-19-2016 02:00 AM - edited ‎07-19-2016 12:50 PM (7,868 Views)

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Digital transformation is driving new requirements for modern infrastructure and the evolving datacenter workloads require more performance than ever. Cloud, analytics, and automation technology are powering workloads that continue to drive data growth. Social platforms, big data, and mobility contribute to the doubling of stored data every 2-3 years. Your storage infrastructure has to evolve to keep up with the changes or your competitors will pass you.

 

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HPE has a Crystal Ball for Flash Storage

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎06-07-2016 08:51 PM (1,982 Views)

Businesses are faced with overwhelming challenges pertaining to growth in structured and unstructured data, as well as increased pressure to transform their IT department from a cost burden to an economic engine.

 

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How To Deliver On Your Promise Of World Class Customer Experience

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎05-26-2016 08:35 AM - last edited on ‎05-31-2016 03:58 PM by Community Manager (3,247 Views)

Are you under increased pressure to drive higher-density virtualization with flash storage and keep up with mobility and cloud services? Are  data-hungry apps putting increased strain on critical IT resourses?  Is the data explosion (which is predicted to generate 20 zettabytes of data globally each year) making your head hurt?

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Visibility, Monitoring, Alerting, Diagnostics...  Real-time information about your production environment is king!  It helps you meet service level objectives. Brocade 7840 IPEX gives you everything you need to monitor IP storage flows between data centers.  The third in a series of three EMC World blogs.

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Brocade VDX Switch Configurator

by dphillip on ‎05-03-2016 09:00 AM (1,951 Views)

We have a new tool that’s designed to make it super simple to configure a pair of switches for IP storage and hyperconverged environments...

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Do you have a variety of IP based storage devices (Data Domain, Isilon, DLm, SRDF, RecoverPoint, ECS...) all of which have multiple links with traffic headed to a remote data center?   Do the links outnumber the amount of WAN bandwidth (i.e., oversubscribed WAN)?  The second in a series of three EMC World blogs discussing two more IPEX use cases: Link Aggregation and Bandwidth Pooling/Balance.

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Modernize Your Network for EMC Unity Storage

by Scott Shimomura ‎05-02-2016 09:20 AM - edited ‎05-02-2016 09:44 AM (4,187 Views)

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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 all-flash data center requires a modern network purpose-built for high performance storage.

 

Today, EMC launched EMC Unity, a modern midrange storage solution, engineered from the ground-up to meet customer requirements for flash, affordability and simplicity. This is a game changing product line that will address just about any storage need from block, file, to VVols as well as Fibre Channel and IP connectivity. It can be deployed as all flash, hybrid, converged, or software-defined depending on the requirements and cost considerations. It’s a compelling value proposition that addresses performance, flexibility, and simplicity requirements in affordable flash configurations.

 

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To achieve maximum value from EMC Unity storage, organizations require a modern storage network that is easy to deploy and manage without sacrificing performance or reliability. Today, Brocade announced that its Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking technologies are providing the network foundation for EMC Unity storage.

 

Brocade’s Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking technologies provide an agile and easy-to-deploy storage networking for EMC Unity that eliminates bottlenecks for high-transaction, mixed workloads in flash-based arrays. When it comes to

 

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

by mdetrick on ‎05-02-2016 07:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-02-2016 02:37 PM by Community Manager (1,190 Views)

Brocade 7840 IPEX delivers the High Performance WAN for IP Storage applications.  The first in a series of three EMC World blogs discusses two IPEX use cases: Performance improvement using TCP Acceleration and Encryption of data in-flight between data centers.

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Meet Geoffrey Moore at EMC World 2016

by Community Manager on ‎04-30-2016 07:00 AM (1,025 Views)

In a Brocade sponsored Guru Session, Moore will be joining EMC CTO John Roese to offer a unique perspective where business meets technology, in this age of disruption. Brocade CMO Christine Heckart will introduce the session.

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Steps to the Modern Datacenter

by jbleess ‎04-29-2016 04:01 PM - edited ‎04-29-2016 04:25 PM (1,776 Views)

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.

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Fibre Channel: Secure by Design

by Scott Shimomura ‎04-29-2016 11:41 AM - edited ‎04-29-2016 11:42 AM (2,647 Views)

While you can’t prevent cybercrime, you can dodge the bulk of its bullets for data in a Fibre Channel storage network. 

 

 Cost of Data Center Downtime is $474,000 per hour

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Fibre Channel: Seamlessly Moves Magnitudes of Data

by Scott Shimomura ‎04-22-2016 03:07 PM - edited ‎04-22-2016 03:07 PM (2,955 Views)

Having trouble imagining what anyone could do with the ability to move three quadrillion bits of data each second?

 

 Fibre Channel is the most scalable

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

by Marc Angelinovich ‎04-20-2016 10:14 AM - edited ‎04-20-2016 10:22 AM (2,366 Views)

Over the last couple years, IT organizations have been under increased pressure to do more immediately but with less money...

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

by Marc Angelinovich ‎04-19-2016 10:45 AM - edited ‎04-19-2016 10:46 AM (2,819 Views)

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?

 

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Fibre Channel: The Ultimate in Reliability

by Scott Shimomura on ‎04-15-2016 02:13 PM (3,733 Views)

Rising service level agreement (SLA) requirements and expectations are a fundamental driver of storage network technology. That’s no surprise when you look at the numbers...

 

99.9999% Uptime

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It’s really not a surprise IT organizations are struggling to transform their businesses to meet the demands of growing data ...

 

Indy Car for your commute, is like Flash Storage in a Legacy Network

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Increase Flash Storage Value with Fibre Channel

by Scott Shimomura ‎04-05-2016 06:08 AM - edited ‎04-05-2016 06:09 AM (5,893 Views)

Fibre Channel networks deliver the consistently high performance needed to move workloads at any scale, at flash-leveraging speeds. Imagine moving the entire digital Library of Congress in seven seconds...

Fibre Channel can move 15 years of HD video in 10 min

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Fibre Channel is the storage network of choice for these heavy-hitters of the enterprise world, for good reason. Actually, for many goods reasons. These four top the list...

 

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Demystifying IP SAN

by AJ Casamento on ‎03-16-2016 04:03 PM - last edited on ‎03-18-2016 11:43 AM by Community Manager (4,531 Views)

Do you ever run into one of those situations where people are using a term in a context different from the one you think of? Many times I find that happens in a situation where something has been around for so long that "everybody knows" what it is. But what "everybody knows" is different based on their personal history or experience. For me, IP SAN is one of those terms. Networked storage of one form or another; presented by one protocol or another has been part of my professional life since the early 1980s. But times and terms change and it can be confusing to people as to what is meant by the term. So lets see if we can't shed some light on this.

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The exploding number of virtualized applications and increasing use of All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have catapulted storage networking requirements to new heights. Storage administrators now need a foundational business architecture that can support the massive data demands of virtualized applications and stunningly high storage media performance, while providing the visibility and insights needed to manage the entire storage infrastructure as a cohesive resource.

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The Matrix or Reality? The Network Matters for Storage Innovation

by Scott Shimomura ‎03-01-2016 05:00 AM - edited ‎03-01-2016 08:57 AM (9,997 Views)

So do you take the blue pill or the red pill? You take the blue pill and the story ends, you wake up in the data center believing in the fantasy where FCoE and Infiniband take over the world, hyperconverged solves all your problems, and hardware is irrelevant. You take the red pill, you stay in reality where data matters, storage matters, and most importantly, where the network matters. Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.

 

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Welcome to the reality of today’s and tomorrow’s data center. This isn’t about solving every IT problem with a single solution. It isn’t about future-proofing against change. There isn’t instant ROI. This is about real problems that enterprise customers face every day with their storage infrastructure. How do you keep your business up and running non-stop? How do you keep up with the demands from your customers? How do you manage growth? How do you protect your digital assets from malicious breaches?

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The VMAX All Flash is designed to support the most mission-critical systems and applications with six-nines availability and unprecedented performance...

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