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In 2015 Storage is still all about the Network

Briefing Note: CISCO 2015 Product Announcement Summary As we enter 2015, IDC projects a 10X growth in virtual servers over the next five years, a 16X growth in data and a 4X growth in the use of flash based storage. The

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The Dirty Little Secret of Storage TCO

The average data center refreshes their storage system every three to five years. But organizations don’t start this process because the calendar tells them to. Something happens in the environment that forces that upgrade, typically the storage system failing to

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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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Briefing Note – FCIA Announces Gen 6 SAN – Podcast

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump joins Charlie Hodges for a discussion on an announcement from the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) that a Gen 6 Fibre Channel will be available soon. In this podcast you will learn What is Gen

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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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