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Appalling state of Storage Networks

In the IT world a panic is most often related to a operating systems kernel to run out of resources or some unknown state where it cannot recover...

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Cross-fabric collateral damage

Ever since the dawn of time the storage administrators have been indoctrinated with redundancy. You have to have everything at least twice in order to maintain uptime and...

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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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Closing the Fibre-Channel resiliency gap – 2

So this morning I uploaded my proposal to T11 (13-348v0)  in order to get the ball rolling to get it adopted in the FC-LS-3 standard. (That would be [..]

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Closing the Fibre-Channel resiliency gap

Fibre-Channel is still the predominant transport protocol for storage related data transmission. And rightfully so. Over the past +-two decades it has proven to be very efficient and [..]

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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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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 3

In the previous 2 blog-posts we looked at some areas why a fibre-channel fabric still might have problems even with all redundancy options available and MPIO checking for...

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Fibre Channel improvements.

So what is the problem with storage networking these days? some of you might argue that it’s the best thing since sliced bread and it’s the most stable [..]

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