Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Chelsio Storage over IP Enable Data InfrastructuresChelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with ...

June 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructures Update Newsletter

Friday, June 30th, 2017



The Future of Ethernet – 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet Alliance

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet AllianceThe Future of Ethernet - 2016 Roadmap released by Ethernet AllianceThe Ethernet Alliance has announced their 2016 roadmap of enhancements for Ethernet. Ethernet enhancements include speeds, connectivity interfaces that span needs from consumer, enterprise, to cloud and managed service providers. Highlights of ...

Fall 2013 StorageIO Update Newsletter

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud deployments. The Kinetic platform includes Hard Disk Drives (HDD) that feature 1Gb Ethernet (1 GbE) attached devices that ...

Dude, is Dell going to buy Brocade?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Some IT industry buzz this week is around continued speculation (or here) of who will Dell buy next and will it be Brocade. Brocade was mentioned as a possible acquisition by some in the IT industry last fall after Dell stepped back from the 3PAR bidding war with HP. Industry rumors ...

From bits to bytes: Decoding Encoding

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

With networking, care should be taken to understand if a given speed or performance capacity is being specified in bits or bytes as well as in base 2 (binary) or base 10 (decimal). Another consideration and potential point of confusion are line rates (GBaud) and link speed which ...

Poll: Networking Convergence, Ethernet, InfiniBand or both?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I just received an email in my inbox from Voltaire along with a pile of other advertisements, advisories, alerts and announcements from other folks. What caught my eye on the email was that it is announcing a new survey results that you can read here as well as below. ...

Could Huawei buy Brocade?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Disclosure: I have no connection to Huawei. I own no stock in, nor have I worked for Brocade as an employee; however I did work for three years at SAN vendor INRANGE which was acquired by CNT. However I left to become an industry analyst prior to ...

Cisco wins FCoE Pre-Season and Primaries – Now for the Main Event!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Ok, unless you have turned off all of your news feeds, RSS feeds, discontinued all printed industry and trade related publications and stopped visiting blogs and other on-line venues, you may not have heard that Cisco, NetApp, EMC, Emulex and Qlogic have made a series of announcements signaling proof ...

Brocade to Buy Foundry Networks – Prelude to Upcoming Converged Ethernet and FCoE Battle

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The emerging and maturing Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Ethernet, aka Data Center Ethernet, Converged Enhanced Ethernet, Enterprise Ethernet among others marketing names activity is picking up. Today Brocade took a major step to shore up its already announced FCoE and converged Ethernet story which includes new ...

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go In The Water Again!

Friday, April 4th, 2008

In the shark infested waters where I/O and networking debates often rage, the Fibre Channel vs. iSCSI, or, is that iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel debates continue which is about as surprising as an ice berg melting because it floated into warmer water or hot air in the tropics.Here's a ...