Manager: “Hello IT Department, this is the self important manager from the Inner Tanzanian sales team”
Helldesk: ” Hello again, sir”
Continuing the series from the Brocade Virtual Symposium. In a special video session that was sponsored by Brocade, we got Chip Copper in the room with Stephen Foskett to talk about storage convergence.
Over the last few years, I’ve been very critical of Ethernet storage protocols like [FCoE](http://etherealmind.com/tag/fcoe/) and the fact that storage protocols are unlikely to work well. There are few times here where Chip was able to give me answers and a different viewpoint that gave me a different take on the solutions.
Some time ago, I was asked to work with a Cloud Provider to establish a budget for a potential project. I was unable to set a project budget because there was no way of capping the cost and meeting a budget. This is how the conversations with the sales representative went when discussing “How much […]
Today, Brocade has announced “Effortless Network” strategy[^1] which is their first solid move into the campus networking and replacing the tired FastIron products with the Brocade ICX64x0 switches. It’s a good start even if the strategy won’t really get going until next year.
“Ethernet Fabrics” or a “Data Centre Fabrics” have been much discussed and presented in the last couple of years. A Fabric is a good term for wide range of design methods, technologies and vendors technologies that build a new type of Ethernet network for the Data Centre – and they all compete for customer attention. This […]
I’ve been working on making some predictions about 2012 and networking. I like to do this in the year of 2012 (not 2011 like everyone else) and I like to go further than anyone else and predict what WILL NOT be big in 2012.
Someone wrote me and asked “Greg, What do you believe is the future of Networking”. Here is my (mostly) humorous response.