Cisco and NetApp are announcing a new additional design guide for FlexPod that supports SAP applications in the cloud.
Cisco adds fibre channel over Ethernet support to its MDS 9500 storage.
The combination of rising expectations and a rapid rate of change challenge traditional approaches for information technology. A new approach is needed to free individuals and organizations from the constraints of traditional IT.
On August 16, Dell announced its intention to acquire 3PAR Data, better recognized as one of the early pioneers of virtualized storage. A week HP made a counter offer that ups the bidding war for one of the few remaining storage pureplay startups in the once crowded enterprise storage marketplace. What we have is mayhem ensuing.
While end-to-end FCoE is doable, there are still a lot of reasons why its not yet ready though prospects are getting better towards the end of the year.
VMware has validated NetApp and Cisco's FAS storage systems and Nexus 5000 switches in running virtual environments with vSphere.
The launch of Cisco's Unified Computing Centre aims to showcase how Cisco technology can optimize virtualized data centers, reduce time to deploy new applications and simplify operations.
There has been a 30% sequential jump in purpose-built switch sales in the first quarter of 2010, partly attributed to Cisco's Nexus switch line. Healthy annual growth is expected to continue in this segment.
Higher sales in Fiber Channel and Fiber Channel over Ethernet SAN switches were balanced by lower SAN adapter sales creating a flat sequential quarter for the overall storage network equipment market.
Brocade saw a revenue decline last quarter in the Fibre Channel (FC) SAN market while rival Cisco grew.