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HBA Firmware and Drivers – The Storage Grey Area

Whenever things goes haywire on an OS or application there are two areas that are looked at first: Networks Storage In a fair few cases the issue is...

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The technical pathways of Brocade in cloud storage adoption

Brocade isn’t always very forthcoming about what they are working on. Obviously a fair chunk of development and engineering efforts are spent on cloud integration  and enablement of...

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Fillwords IDLE vs ARBff (one last time)

I’ve written about fillwords a lot (see here, here, and here) but I didn’t show you much about the different symptoms an incorrect fillword setting may incur. As...

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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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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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Brocade FOS 7.1 and the cool features

After a very busy couple of weeks I’ve spent some time to dissect the release notes of Brocade FOS 7.1 and I must say there are some really nice features...

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Big pat on the back

I already knew I was working with some extremely smart dudes here in HDS support but for this to be recognized by customers in an independent survey which more or less...

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Does SNIA matter?

If your not into enterprise storage and live in France you might confuse the acronym with the Brotherhood of Infirmary Anaesthetics (Syndicat National des Infirmiers-Anesthésistes) but if you...

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Brocade vs Cisco. The dance around DataCentre networking

When looking at the network market there is one clear leader and that is Cisco. Their products are ubiquitous from home computing to enterprise Of course there are others like Juniper,...

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SCSI UNMAP and performance implications

When listening to Greg Knieriemens’ podcast on Nekkid Tech there was some debate on VMWare’s decisision to disable the SCSI UNMAP command on vSphere 5.something. Chris Evans (www.thestoragearchitect.com)...

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