Storage Networks

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!?

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Modernizing the data center

by Marcus Thordal ‎08-17-2017 03:33 PM - edited ‎08-22-2017 01:33 PM (4,774 Views)

Are you ready to challenge the ordinary, modernize and build your data center for tomorrow?

For VMworld 2017, Brocade has packed a booth full of experts and great demonstrations to inspire and learn on our joint path to pioneer the future.

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Coming soon to your All Flash Array: iNVMe!

by Curt.Beckmann on ‎08-15-2017 03:48 PM (4,707 Views)

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.

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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,

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What if you could set up your SAN in as much time as it takes to make a cup of coffee? Even a first-time user can quickly set up and configure a SAN fabric with the simplicity that is built in to

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Wednesday May 10, 2017, Blog 3: NVMe over FC Fabrics

by mdetrick on ‎05-10-2017 07:00 AM (5,525 Views)

Dell EMC World 2017: The Brocade Wednesday Blog - NVMe over FC Fabrics

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Tuesday May 9, 2017, Blog 2: HCI Hype

by mdetrick on ‎05-09-2017 07:00 AM (5,282 Views)

Dell EMC World 2017: The Brocade Tuesday Blog - HCI Hype

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Flash Back and Flash Forward: The All-Flash Data Center Is Already Here

by Scott Shimomura on ‎05-08-2017 10:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-09-2017 08:09 AM by Community Manager (8,199 Views)

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

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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

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Fibre Channel reigns as data center champion, learn how at Dell EMC World 2017

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎04-27-2017 12:43 PM - last edited on ‎04-27-2017 06:50 PM by Community Manager (7,294 Views)

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

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In IP Storage Backup and Recovery the Network Matters

by David Eoff on ‎04-27-2017 05:30 AM (3,989 Views)

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

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The Best Treasures in Connectrix B-Series

by AJ Casamento on ‎04-18-2017 08:57 AM (9,375 Views)

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

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Brocade VM Insight Eliminates the Guessing Game

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎03-28-2017 05:00 AM (10,270 Views)

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.

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Affordable Gen 6 - Flash-Ready Without Compromise

by Celeste Crystal on ‎03-27-2017 09:58 PM - last edited on ‎03-28-2017 09:28 AM by Community Manager (7,478 Views)

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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Not All Flash Systems Are The Same

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎03-08-2017 10:18 AM (14,395 Views)

As Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida promised last year, HDS is now upgrading its Virtual Storage Platform Flash environments to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel’s 32Gb speeds.

 

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Is NVMe over FC the future storage protocol for flash?

by phansen on ‎12-05-2016 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎08-17-2017 03:40 PM by Community Manager (7,524 Views)

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.

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Gartner’s verdict on the future of storage protocols

by phansen ‎11-28-2016 09:00 AM - edited ‎11-28-2016 09:41 AM (10,155 Views)

You know that you need to upgrade your storage network, but which storage protocol should you use? Gartner provides a useful guide to compare them all: 

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The NVMe Party Begins

by Curt.Beckmann on ‎11-22-2016 12:00 AM (4,845 Views)

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...

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

by phansen on ‎11-21-2016 10:14 AM (4,840 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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Welcome to the New Era -- The Era of Gen 6

by Celeste Crystal on ‎09-26-2016 10:29 AM (4,762 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 (4,665 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 (2,938 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 (3,753 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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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 (2,903 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 (12,269 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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Fibre Channel: Secure by Design

by Scott Shimomura ‎04-29-2016 11:41 AM - edited ‎04-29-2016 11:42 AM (4,814 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 (4,604 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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