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Storage Short Take #26

Lots of time-sensitive articles this time around, new standards specifications up for public review, really interesting webinars (and not enough time in the day). A rare treat: being able to talk a little bit about my academic research thanks to the Coronavirus. Oh, and please don’t miss the Bonus section this time around. As always, links were active at time …

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Storage Short Take #25

What is and is not a “NVMe drive,” understanding fio tests for storage performance,  a shooting-fish-in-a-barrel survey, some very high-quality webinars, and more. As always, links were live at the time of publication. Storage Media and Technology Storage Companies in the News Webinars and Conferences Bonus Round

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Storage Basics: When to use SAN v. NAS

This is my answer to a question that came in via Quora: When should a administrator use a storage area network technology and when should he use a network area storage technology? “Network Area Storage” is not a commonly used term. The correct expansion of the NAS acronym is “Network Attached Storage,” which might make the the comparing/constrasting make a …

FCoE vs. iSCSI: The Cagefight! – Flexibility

This is the second in a series of posts designed to address some of the questions I’ve posed with respect to FCoE vs. iSCSI, in an attempt to take a detached view towards the pros and cons of each technology as it relates to measuring up in the data center. In this post, we will examine the question of whether iSCSI …

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 …

FCoE, iSCSI, and InfinBand – Oh My!

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.