Electronics and Electrical

Time for something new….

by dave on October 8, 2010


After 3.5 years at EMC, I’ve decided it’s time for a change. During my time at EMC, I’ve been able to participate in some really cool stuff (Atmos, V-Max, CX4, some upcoming technologies you’ll be sure to hear about, etc.) and really felt valued both as an employee and as a friend (to some).

I’m going to miss my friends at EMC but, lest you think I’m going to disappear off the face of the earth, you’ll soon see me in another role that is very complementary to something that is near and dear to my heart: the cloud.

I’ll save the announcement of where I’m going for another day but effective October 22nd, 2010, I’ll be ending my tenure at EMC.

cheers,

Dave

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Video: Dell R610 Overview in Lab

by dave on January 14, 2010


I figured I’d start the year off right and give all of you a bit of an overview on the Dell R610 hardware that I use in my test and development work.  Got 6 of these guys in the other day so, I shot a quick video overview of the hardware and specs for you to take a look at.

I don’t mention the HBAs or CNAs that I use (Brocade, Emulex, and Qlogic) because it does vary a bit depending on the loadout that I’m working with.  Common denominator to everything, though, is VMware ESX4i.

If there’s anything else you want me to provide an overview on, please let me know!

cheers,

Dave

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Why FCoE is a GOOD thing…

by dave 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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Video Overview of the Qlogic 5802V

January 31, 2009

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 […]

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