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Emulex E3S: Fitment

by dave on June 30, 2009


In my first article on the Emulex E3S Gateway, I simply relayed a high-level look at the device as well as a sample diagram of how integration would look within a very simplistic block-based environment. Overall, it appears that the concept of a hardware “gateway” to the cloud is very well accepted as a mechanism for enterprise cloud integration but, it’s not without its fitment issues. In this particular post, I’m going to attempt to answer and evaluate why this approach is appropriate and where integration points could be somewhat sticky.

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Atmos Foundations: Hardware

by dave on November 11, 2008


Yesterday, I took a look at Atmos from a software standpoint.  While Atmos is truly a “software” solution, there is an element of hardware to examine as well.  Truth be told, it’s not as interesting as the core Atmos offerings but, there are some notables.  We’ll start with a quick look at 3 basic configurations for Atmos.

3 Sample Atmos configs

3 Sample Atmos configs

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Atmos rising…(from Maui)

by dave on November 10, 2008


Today is the official GA of EMC‘s latest-n-greatest product, Atmos.  For all intents and purposes, you probably have heard of Atmos under a different guise:  Maui.  In any case, I’ll be taking a look at some of the features and functionalities of Atmos as well as potential integration points for your business.  Finally, if you’re really interested, I’ll discuss the hardware underpinnings of Atmos which point towards its ability to scale to multiple-petabytes of information storage.  It will probably be easiest to “unpack” the press release, but lets get some of the foundational information out of the way.

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Future Storage System: Part 5: Backend Storage

October 22, 2008

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, […]

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Search Term Reviews: October 15th Edition

October 15, 2008

It’s been awhile since I last did a review of what people are searching for (July 30th was the last time…wow) so, let’s see what’s new.
Search Term #1: EMC NX4
Not really suprised here.  Honestly, take the Celerra NS-20, cut the price signficantly, allow blended SAS/SATA drive trays,

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