Tag Archives: Ethernet

Why FCoE is bad for Business (Continuity)

Sigh….. yet another post to debunk some FCoE marketing and explain in some more details why FCoE is not good for Business Continuity (or business in general)....

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Why Fibre-Channel has to improve

Many of you have used and managed fibre-channel based storage networks over the years. It comes to no surprise that a network protocol primarily developed to handle extremely [..]

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ipSpace.net: FCoE between data centers? Forget it!

Cisco guru and long time networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak  hits the nail on its head with the below post. It is one more addition to my series of [..]

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Why convergence still doesn’t work and how you put your business at risk

I browsed through some of the great TechField Day videos and came across the discussion “What is an Ethernet Fabric?” which covered the topic of Brocade’s version of [..]

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Brocade just got Bigger and Better

A couple of months ago Brocade invited me to come to San Jose for their “next-gen/new/great/ what-have-ya” big box. Unfortunately I had something else on the agenda (yes, my family [..]

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SoE, SCSI over Ethernet.

It may come as no surprise that I’m not a fan of FCoE. Although I have nothing against the underlying thought of converged networking I do feel that [..]

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Will FCoE bring you more headaches?

Yes it will!!. Bit of a blunt statement but here’s why. When you look at the presentations all connectivity vendors (Brocade,Cisco,Emulex etc…) will give you they pitch that [..]

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Why FCoE will die a silent death

I’ve said it before, storage is not simple. There are numerous things you have to take into account when designing and managing a storage network. The collaboration between [..]

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