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FCoE: “Soft” FCoE Integration

by Dave Graham on July 2, 2009


There appears to be quite the interesting discussion going on over at Scott Lowe‘s blog regarding FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) as its relationship to the data center, VMware, and, pretty much everything else. I love watching people put their thoughts to eletronic ink (via the comments section) but recently, I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations around FCoE that focus on different approaches to FCoE within the data center.

It all started with a phone call…
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A Vision of Failure

by Dave Graham on March 10, 2009


I’m probably the last person in the world you’d ever expect to write a post titled “A Vision of Failure” but, perhaps that’s more due to my inability these days to provide anyone with a sense of hopefulness regarding where cloud computing and the like are headed.  Visions, much like prophecies, exist to denote the “what ifs” not necessarily the “what will be” standards approaching on the horizon.  A lot is based on conjecture, upon the gross emotions that dictate where we feel the market should be; truthfully, this is the base platform upon which analysts spend their days calling out some meaningless drivel that hopes to represent the market at large.  At the end of this cattle call, however, lies the very real possibility that “we got it all wrong.”  I’m not one to claim that cataclysmic events will occur based on this, but reality checks are needed. So, what’s this Vision of Failure?

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AMD Opteron Pre-Orders : Shanghai!!!

by Dave Graham on November 1, 2008


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As promised (but a little later than intended), I’m currently working on putting the AMD Opteron “Shanghai” pre-orders into the Flickerdown Store.  All of the models are available for pre-order and AMD has committed to ensuring that these parts will ship in a timely manner to the channel.  However, as with ANY pre-order, delivery times can and (most likely) WILL change.

To that end, I’ll be updating the Flickerdown Store (and the front page) as delivery times and availability change.

Happy November!!!!

cheers,

Dave Graham

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Future Storage Systems: Part 3b – I/O Expansion Node

October 10, 2008

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 [...]

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Future Storage Systems: Part 3a – Node Expansion Overview

October 9, 2008

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 [...]

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