Today, Brocade announced that it has completed its acquisition of Foundry Networks. This is just the latest move in the strategic game to control the next generation of Ethernet, and possibly all local connectivity, including storage. Although 1 Gb Ethernet, 4 and 8 Gb Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand are all still going strong, the attention of the industry, the pundits, and the … [Read more...] about Who Will Capture the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Crown?
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. There has been a lot of discussion in the storage industry about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), making it the toast of Storage Networking World, but this technology remains relatively unknown to end users. Like so many storage … [Read more...] about Reality Check: The FCoE Forecast
To hear this week's storage industry news reports, one might think that Wagner's fat lady came to Storage Networking World (SNW), singing her song as the iSCSI world collapses. Storagebod wonders what iSCSI's death will look like. Chris Mellor at The Register says "Game Over" as NetApp, QLogic, Emulex and VMware join EMC and Cisco in singing the praises of Fibre Channel over … [Read more...] about Is the FCoE Starting Pistol Aimed at iSCSI?
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. I am not the typical enterprise storage user. In fact, I am not an enterprise storage user at all - I am a consultant focused for over a decade on assisting enterprises with their storage architecture and strategy, working with … [Read more...] about A Consultant’s View Of The Enterprise Storage Market