December 2009

VIDEO: Flickerdown’s Christmas Wishlist

by Dave Graham on December 24, 2009


Ok, ok….I know I should actually write stuff out from time to time, but, seriously, the Flip UltraHD makes this waaaay too easy…

In any case, here’s a quick (11 minutes…sorry…) video with my DataCenter wish list….(some of these items have already been answered, but, I’ll let you discover that in some of my postings in early 2010).

Flickerdown.com: Xmas Wishlist from Dave Graham on Vimeo.

Of course, my wishlist is full of cool things like Cisco UCS and C-series servers, Nexus and Arista Networks switching, Qlogic CNAs and switches, Mellanox and Qlogic QDR infiniband switches and clusters, and EMC V-Max, CLARiiON, and Celerra (of course Atmos is implicit) storage systems. What’s on YOUR list?

As I’ve said before, Merry Christmas and may you know PEACE and JOY in the new year!

cheers,

Dave

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Why FCoE is a GOOD thing…

by Dave Graham on December 22, 2009


This is a tongue in cheek video that I took in one of my labs showing why, for no other reason but fabric reduction, that CEE/DCE/FCoE is a valuable thing for ANY IT infrastructure.

A couple of things you’ll notice here are:
a.) it’s loud. Sorry about that…this lab is in a thermal chamber and it gets crazy loud.
b.) I’m running Qlogic 2562 HBAs (fibre channel) and Qlogic 5802V switching (more switches are coming)
c.) My GigE switches are, in a word, terrible (with the distinct difference being the Foundry/Brocade switching which is good).
d.) I copt a TERRIBLE NorthEastern accent…I don’t even know where it came from…

Anyhow, this Flip UltraHD recorder is pretty awesome…

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Merry Christmas!

by Dave Graham on December 18, 2009


Yes, I know…It’s not Christmas (yet)…but, I did just get this really cool FlipHD video camera and wanted to give it a shot.

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