Lightboard Video: Analyzing SANs at NVMe Speeds

The enterprise storage industry is undergoing a widespread transformation. Scale-out applications can generate the IO demands needed to justify further investment in storage area network infrastructure. NVMe All-Flash Arrays can deliver millions of IOPS with unprecedented bandwidth. NVMe-oF, and especially, NVMe-OF on Fibre Channel (FC), can transfer the data between applications and the array with almost no latency.

As the speed of the infrastructure continues to increase, and its latency decreases, capturing the telemetry data that networking visualization and management tools need to help IT maintain these unprecedented performance levels becomes more critical. The challenge is how to capture the telemetry information that these tools need without impacting performance.

In our latest Lightboard Video Adarsh Viswanathan, Senior Manager, Product Management at Cisco joins us on the Lightboard to discuss how Cisco’s 32Gbps product line leverages built-in ASICS to capture that telemetry information and then stream it out to the organization’s data lake or Cisco SAN Insights solution.

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George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer of StorONE. Prior to StorONE, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, which StorONE acquired in March of 2020. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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