October 2, 2014

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This is a tale of two great kingdoms in Seattle...

A Fairy Tale of Two Storage Protocols

It’s clear how this fairy tale ends. So many companies are using “S3 plus” as their standard interface, and even inside their solutions, that it’s safe to say it’s won the cloud storage API battle. But S3 isn’t a finalized spec – the industry will extend and improve it over the coming years. Soon we’ll have a cloud storage standard based on S3, just like we have a LAN file services standard based on CIFS.

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The Rack Endgame: Open Compute Project

On reading my thoughts about the evolution of enterprise storage, many pointed out that this looks an awful lot like the Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP). This is entirely intentional. But OCP is simply one expression of this new architecture, and perhaps not the best one for the enterprise.

Cisco's UCS C3160 is a "storage server" for the all-Cisco rack

Cisco’s Trojan Horse

Industry watchers like me have long wondered when Cisco will transform itself into a full-line IT infrastructure vendor. This strategy was tipped in 2009 as Cisco barged into the server market with UCS. But one leg of the stool is still missing: Storage remains the province of Cisco partners like EMC and NetApp.

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Meru SDN Connect Delegate Roundtable Discussion
Meru SDN Connect Delegate Roundtable Discussion
Gigamon Visibility into Virtual Workloads Demo
Gigamon Visibility into Virtual Workloads Demo
Gigamon Solutions in a Software Defined World
Gigamon Solutions in a Software Defined World
Gigamon Visibility Fabric Node Feature Demo
Gigamon Visibility Fabric Node Feature Demo