In the last article, we looked at the big picture of what is involved in creating a SAN distance extension. In this article, we’re going to take a slightly closer look at the physical requirements and
A long time ago I got asked to write about how to use Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for distance. After all, we were getting the same question over and over: What is the distance limitation for FCoE?
In the past articles we’ve talked about doing distance extension for SANs, focusing first on building the physical elements that are required, before moving on to how Fibre Channel can be extended using
In the previous article we looked at some of the physical characteristics of building a SAN extension. In other words, we looked at the different ways there are to “build the pipe.” We didn’t, however,
The exponential growth of technology, first noticed by Intel’s Gordon E. Moore and known commonly as Moore’s law, looks like it also applies to the amount of data we create, store, archive and transmit.
Gartner Research reports worldwide server sales are down 5 percent for the first quarter of the year, with IBM, HP and other members of the top five taking the biggest hit. Server shipments declined 0.7
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This is a guest post by freelance writer Mark Boyd Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is beginning to affect the average business that has moved from server-based software to
An interesting little report here about how Amazon’s AWS cloud computing services are a serious threat to a certain segment of the enterprise computing market. The specifics of it aren’t quite what I to
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We knew this was going to happen. We’d heard about the “forthcoming era of cloud computing” as Bill Gates stepped away from Microsoft in 2008 and the company’s then mission seemed to be to adjust to post-PC
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Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side
For the kickoff of Microsoft’s annual North American TechEd conference, the company is urging administrators and IT professionals to think of it as the provider of the “Cloud OS.” Microsoft announced sweeping