I've just finished my day in Charlotte on my Storage Virtualization Seminar tour for TechTarget. We had another great crowd - everyone seemed interested even if some were shy about speaking up. I was especially pleased to see the optimism about the city's post-Wachovia future. Comments at the event focused on management, with my concerns about ownership and … [Read more...] about Storage Virtualization Charlotte: Thoughts and Reactions
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
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has been a hot topic of discussion in the enterprise storage world lately, but many end users are just now hearing about it. Although some folks seem to think it's here with a vengance, others doubt that it will ever make the splash it promises, with 8 Gb FC, iSCSI, and even AoE (ATA over Ethernet) showing more promise. There has been some … [Read more...] about Will FCoE Rule the Future?