IBM understands that the network is going to play a much larger role in the way customers build intelligent, high performing, virtualized data centers. It is also clear that customers are better served by a more open, industry-wide and best-of-class approach to building virtual data centers and would prefer to work with a company like Brocade whose philosophy and DNA is all about enabling customers to reap the benefits of open, industry standard solutions.
I think the Mike Klayko says it best regarding these un-tested, version 1.0, proprietary, Swiss Army Knife approaches (Disclaimer – I can’t cut through warm butter with mine and the tweezer always jams up).
More specifically, I’ve been bitten by the San Jose Sharks. I am a complete convert to the sport; the speed, aggression, skill and excitement. This is my favorite of the big five US sports.Closest to my true passion which is Rugby.
I wonder what famed hockey announcer/commentator Don Cherry would say if he was to do some play-by-play on the current battle going on for data center supremacy? (notice that Don is sporting Brocade Red)