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Gartner on FCoE. Whoa There, Sparky


I take on Gartner’s criticism of FCoE head-on.

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Re-Examining FCoE and iSCSI Pros and Cons


It should be obvious that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about FCoE over the past 2 years, despite only blogging about it for a couple of months (hey, I’ve been busy!). But someone brought up something recently that makes me second-guess the role that FCoCEE will play in the marketplace in comparison to, say, iSCSI. In particular, with…

Cable Reduction Makes FCoE a Good Thing™


EMC storage guru Dave Graham did a quick video of the cable clutter in his lab. Great visual as to why cable consolidation and convergence is needed. Why FCoE Is a Good Thing… — This is a tongue in cheek video that I took in one of my labs showing why, for no other reason but fabric reduction, that CEE/DCE/FCoE…

Moving to FCoE


The appeal of an all-FCoE data center is obvious. Reduce complexity in the data center, reduce the physical assets, reduce the operating expenses (huge power savings potential), very little learning curve, familiar tools. Pretty soon it starts sounding like a no-brainer. But that isn’t the end of the story; it’s just the beginning.

Brocade and Cisco agree on FCoE detail


In the not-so-Wild West of FCoE standards negotiation, the two big switch juggernauts – Cisco and Brocade – agreed to a compromise that will affect the way that traffic moves across networks. The good news is that this was a major obstacle to making FCoE have a chance at becoming a valid contender for networking in the data center. So…

Leveling Up


As I mentioned in my Storage Short Take #20, I have decided to leave Cisco. December 2, 2019, was my last day, and while it seems many people can change positions as often as they change their bedsheets, I’m not one of those people who can simply leave without reflecting upon the experience. Of course, when I reflect, I must…

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