A very sad goodbye to one of the storage stalwarts.
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 …
More storage updates, and a surprise bonus announcement.
The tenth in the Storage Short Take Series, plus a book recommendation.
Storage Short Take #6. More predictions, Backup Wars have begun, Synology security advisories, and more
No need to panic. Cisco is still developing FCoE in a big way.
It’s hard to believe I’ve only been at Cisco for a little more than 2 years. At some companies, that may be considered to be the “long-toothed veteran,” but at Cisco it’s still a blink of an eye. During that time I’ve been doing a lot of work on FCoE in the storage team of fantastic individuals, but the time …
I’m extremely excited and proud to announce that as of May 31, 2010, I will be embarking on a new chapter: I will be a Product Manager for FCoE for Cisco. More details will be forthcoming soon, well, as soon as I have the time to take a breather between packing boxes for the move to San Jose.
Apple can play in the data center space by following a precedent made by Disney.
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.
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 …
Over at Etherealmind, Greg Ferro wrote a couple of pieces on FCoE that beg to be responded to. Obviously Mr. Ferro understands a great deal about the storage world, but when it comes to FCoE there are some points that I must disagree with.