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Storage Distance by Protocol, Part II – Physical Layer

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 with luck we’ll be able to clear up some general confusion and misconceptions along the way.<p>There …

Cisco Systems

Storage Distance by Protocol – FC, FCoE, and FCIP, Part I

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:<p>What is the distance limitation for FCoE?<p>Now, the <i>short</i> answer for this can be checking out various data sheets for the Nexus 2000, Nexus …

Cisco Systems

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part IV: Fibre Channel over Ethernet (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 buffer credits.<p>In this article we’re going to talk about how it is best to think of extending …

Cisco Systems

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part III – Fibre Channel

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, get the chance to talk about the speed or capacity of the pipes, nor did we talk about the …

Cisco Systems

New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their …

Network Virtualization

VMware NSX, Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus, TOGETHER solve many of the most pressing issues at the intersection of networking and virtualization.<p>Executive …

Intel wants to reconstruct whole data centers with its chips and pipes

<b>Analysis</b> If Intel really wanted to, it could build your entire data center infrastructure with just about all of the components necessary excepting …

Five Reasons to Throw Your Data Away

Image copyright Ververidis Vasilis<p>Common wisdom when it comes to Big Data is that you should keep it all. The reality, however, is far different. …

Big Data

Data tsunami: mobile networks to carry 1,000 times more data

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. For mobile carriers and wireless infrastructure creators it is this last category – transmission …

Mobile

Who Has the Most Web Servers?

A look inside one of the data centers operated by 1&1 Internet, which is among the companies with the most web servers.<p>Which company has most web …

If you’re disappointed with big data, you’re not paying attention

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / alri<p>There has been a backlash lately against big data. From O’Reilly Media to the New Yorker, from …

Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants

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 percent.<p>But the drop in server sales is not at all surprising. Cloud apps are popping up by the …

Can everything be considered a data company now?

Last Friday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) deemed the ride-sharing service SideCar legal to operate in California. It was an …

Why SaaS fragmentation is giving rise to new markets

<i>This is a guest post by freelance writer Mark Boyd</i><p>Fragmentation between software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is beginning to affect the average business that has moved from server-based software to the cloud.<p>Christian Staples runs spa installation business Arctic Spas Utah, and uses eight SaaS …

Amazon's AWS Cloud Is A Serious Threat To Traditional Enterprise Computing Companies

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 want to talk about it, rather, to use this as an example of how economies advance.<p>The moneymen have …

Information Revolution: Big Data Has Arrived at an Almost Unimaginable Scale | WIRED

Business emails sent per year: <br>2,986,100<p>Content uploaded to Facebook each year: <br>182,500<p>Google’s search index: <br>97,656<p>Kaiser Permanente’s Digital …

9 resources not to be Skeptic about Big Data

2 years ago I posted “16 papers and original articles on Big Data” It’s now time to review and extend my original list.<p>“Big Data” reached its Peak in …

The Future is the Internet of Things, and it's Already Here

Last year, a new internet was born. No doubt you were totally unaware it happened, because engineers had spent years working to ensure that when …

Worried About Your Data In The Cloud? Stop Whining And Get Your Own Cloud

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 realities. Steve Jobs tried to sucker Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston into selling him the …

The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Paramount Pictures<p>The history of enterprise computing is replete with hype cycles – from video servers and object …

Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

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 are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers.<p>And in the middle are two classes of …

How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / higyou<p>Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror.<p>Some …