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Deploying FCoE: What you need to know

May 11, 2009

So, my good friend Stu Miniman (@stu on Twitter) put out a video a few months back extolling the virtues of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) for the next generation data center.  This video, while fascinating, didn’t answer the underlying hardware questions that we all had: What the heck does all this stuff look like?  […]

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Welcome to the next generation: Symmetrix V-Max is here…

April 13, 2009

So, it’s 1201am and…well, now you know what we’re talking about, hinting about, laughing about, and honestly…what we’ve been waiting for.  The Symmetrix V-Max is here and it’s ready to drop the hammer on what you know about storage.

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CloudCall #1: Schedule of Events

March 22, 2009

I’m anxiously looking forward to tomorrow’s CloudCall event.  I’ve previously published the bridge line information here and all that’s really left is a “schedule” for the call. So, here you go!
Topic:  Cisco Unified Computing/Communication Server
Call Schedule:

Introduction and Topic Exposition – 5 minutes
Open discussion on the applicability of Cisco‘s UCS for public/private clouds (virtualization) – 50 minutes

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CloudCall #1: Cisco UCS & the Private/Public Cloud – Implications

March 19, 2009

CloudCall #1 is on March 23rd, 2009 at the times listed below.
It is NOT today.
Since the Cisco UCS announcement on 3/16/09, there has been a flurry of commentary within the social media scene (blogs, twitter, etc.) as well as within the industry analyst space about what the implications are for Cisco joining the […]

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A Vision of Failure

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 […]

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