As much as I like to talk about Qlogic, there are times when you’ve just got to let someone else tell their story. In this case, Qlogic’s Marty Holmes gives a very thorough video analysis of the SanBox 5802V Fibre Switch.
This is my current switch of choice if you need small departmental Fibre Channel switches that support 8gb, 4gb, and 2gb FC. The technical specifications can be found here.
n Parts 1-4 of the Future Storage Systems articles, we focused on the SAN-facing technologies that would enable scalable propcessing growth, purpose-built technologies for deduplication and encryption, as well as the fabric that would tie nodes together. However, in each of these articles, I never got into WHERE that information would eventually be stored. Today, I’m hoping to remedy that problem. I’ll be referencing the diagram below as usual.
In the previous Future Storage System articles, we’ve covered the basic hardware foundation for what I envision to be a powerful future-orientedstorage solution for the commercial midrange. However, as you’re probably aware, hardware is meaningless without software to provide the operational capabilities that are needed to mange information. In this article, I will focus on a general design for an extensible software layer (an OS) that will provide future-oriented capability expansion as well as robust analytics, capabilities, and integration with business continuity principles. As always, please reference the diagram below.
Future Storage System - Operating System - Conceptual
In Part 3a, we discussed the possibility of a purpose-driven Compute Node based on the Torrenza initiative for the Future Storage system. This expansion node made use of Hypertransport as a “glue” between the base storage compute node and the expansion node (of computation or I/O flavours) that could be added. The advantages of that […]
In the previous two articles on the Future Storage System (FSS), I took a general look at a basic storage system architecture (Part 1) and then went a bit deeper into some of the more interesting bits of that system from a platform standpoint (Part 2). In this article, I want to dive a bit […]