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Ethernet vs. Fibre is the War Over? Cisco Announces New 9718 Director Class Switch

Ethernet will never completely replace Fibre Channel, they said – and they were right. Fibre Channel will always be faster, they said – and they were wrong. In fact, what they were wrong about was whether or not a war

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StorageSwiss Top Articles of 2014 – Part 2

Every year we look at the articles and other content posted on StorageSwiss.com (this year over 800 pieces) to see which topics generated the most interest. As we mentioned in our blog counting down numbers 11-15, flash storage was one

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Picking The Next Storage Networking Protocol

The data center is under immense pressure to scale the infrastructure to support more virtual machines, more users per database and to deal with the capacity growth caused by big data. As they refresh their storage systems to address these

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Fibre Channel vs. Ethernet – Should You Switch?

Depending on which study you read, fibre channel based storage area networks are the topology of choice for somewhere between 40% to 60% of the storage networks in production. The IT professionals that run these networks are besieged with marketing

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The Democratization of FCoE

Let’s face it, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has not been the roaring success that vendors hoped it would be. Why? Probably the number one reason is that it was too expensive. Users expected FCoE to be cheaper, much cheaper,

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Seagate Delivers a Cloud-Ready Hard Drive

Content, especially large data objects like videos and pictures, is the storage ‘elephant in the room’ for cloud providers. It’s big and can be overwhelming for their traditional storage infrastructures. But it’s also manageable with the right strategy and the

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