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What is this FCoE buzzword that I keep hearing? Do I need it?

FCOE- Fiber Channel over Ethernet is a mapping of Fiber Channel frames over Ethernet networks. Several datacenters use Ethernet for TCP/IP networks, and FC for SANs. FCoE uses the fiber channel as a network protocol, running on Ethernet beside IP … Continue reading

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Sidekick Failure: Another case for SAN Backups

Here is yet another example of what can happen if you neglect to backup your data. For all you T-Mobile users out there, you probably know that the Sidekick stores all of your critical data in a network datastore and … Continue reading

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Voyager IP SAN Featured in Processor

StoneFly’s Voyager IP SAN appliance is a featured product in this month’s Processor. Read the full article. If you receive a hard copy of Processor, look for the article on page 20 (vol.31 issue 24). To learn more about the … Continue reading

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Advice on how to cut storage costs

Here’s some great advice from the Enterprise Storage Forum on cutting storage costs. Try flash or solid state disk.  Amazingly enough, with the speedy performance on SSD, it is probably cheaper than adding more memory to your heavy duty database … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere is on the way!

Next week, VMware is set to launch the next piece of their new “datacenter operating system.” We are excited about, and look here for more info here as we support these new virtualization solutions: Some highlights of what’s new: Fault … Continue reading

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Using Encryption to help compliance efforts

A few months back we announced IP SAN-based encryption for our ISCs.  This new feature is pretty uncommon in IP SANs, and I know many of you were wondering how to use this in the real world.  Enterprise Storage Forum has a great … Continue reading

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Vmware’s Vcenter, coming later this year

Late last year, VMware offered its Virtual Datacenter OS: VMware vCenter Server They are beginning to be more specific on what that means for you, the end-user (and us vendors too).  On deck this year is the vCenter. How important is virtualization … Continue reading

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2 VCP’s and a Truck: Tale of Two Datacenters

A parable of poor cable management in your datacenter from the 2VCPs blog. Pretty funny.  And a nice reminder to keep it clean if you want to save money on your professional services engagements.

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