No two companies in history have as lasting and productive a partnership as EMC and Cisco. And that love will go on forever, no matter what you may have heard. In this special April 1 post, I’ll examine all the ways these two were meant for each other.
I love April Fools day. Like Halloween, it gives us all a chance to take ourselves a little less seriously and just have some fun. And the best April Fools pranks are those that point out real limitations in our thinking and mindset. That’s always been my April 1 goal: Why not combine Wi-Fi and PoE? And doesn’t the “giant iPod Touch” sound like a hoax?
VMware shocked the world today, pre-announcing an important addition to the vStorage family of APIs found in their marquee vSphere family of products. The vStorage API for Token Ring Integration (VATRI) promises to ease the transition to converged networks featuring the emerging Fibre Channel over Token Ring (FCoTR) storage protocol. According to a recent report by The Dâ€™Plata Group, FCoTR is set dominate the enterprise storage market, and this integration is a confident step in that direction.
Steve Jobs admitted today that the iPad was a hoax intended to demonstrate his company’s unprecedented marketing prowess. “We mocked the whole thing up in Photoshop,” Jobs told reporters during an 8 AM conference call. “While we assumed that the so-called social media world would embrace anything we announced, we were shocked that the technology and business press didn’t expose our game.”
Cisco’s March announcement of the Unified Computing System (UCS) concept was followed today by an even more dramatic data center technology: Wireless Data Center (WDC). Consolidating enterprise I/O on a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) turned out to be just the first step. Cisco was then able to leverage its leadership in Power over Ethernet (PoE) […]