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Ready to get 4x app performance from your storage network?

by phansen on ‎11-21-2016 10:14 AM (12,695 Views)

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.”

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Why you need to care about NVMe over Fabrics – now Part 2

by phansen on ‎11-08-2016 05:00 AM (16,125 Views)

A new research report from the Evaluator Group outlines the various benefits of NVMe over Fabrics in general, as well as a comparison of the primary fabric alternatives today –

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Why you need to care about NVMe over Fabrics – now

by phansen on ‎11-01-2016 05:28 AM - last edited on ‎11-08-2016 05:41 AM by ShelbyKhan (18,035 Views)

Three compelling observations regarding the future of storage that have significant and profound impact on critical infrastructure decisions that IT leaders are making today.

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Welcome to the New Era -- The Era of Gen 6

by Celeste Crystal on ‎09-26-2016 10:29 AM (12,958 Views)

The latest news at NetApp Insight this week is that NetApp’s flash-optimized storage arrays with ONTAP software now offer a 32 Gbps Gen 6 target card.

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What’s exciting about VMID technology?

by trevorj on ‎09-15-2016 05:50 AM (13,707 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 (8,845 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 (7,214 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 (15,498 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 (9,835 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 (19,243 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 (7,196 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 ShelbyKhan (22,852 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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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 (15,215 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 (12,857 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 ShelbyKhan on ‎04-30-2016 07:00 AM (13,650 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 (13,945 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 (8,906 Views)

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

 

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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 (9,422 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 (12,743 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 (15,660 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 (12,695 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...

 

Fibre Channel is the most reliable

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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 ...

 

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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 (11,973 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...

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Why Fibre Channel is Everywhere — and Staying There

by Scott Shimomura on ‎03-29-2016 12:50 PM (13,867 Views)

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 ShelbyKhan (26,748 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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