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Emulex E3S: Fitment

by Dave Graham 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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Future Storage System: Part 5: Backend Storage

by Dave Graham on 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, I’m hoping to remedy that problem.  I’ll be referencing the diagram below as usual.

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

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In the previous Future Storage System articles, we’ve covered the basic hardware foundation for what I envision to be a powerful future-oriented storage 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

Future Storage System - Operating System - Conceptual

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Search Term Tuesday: June 17th Edition

June 17, 2008

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Having missed last weeks Search Term post (which actually was a good thing), I decided to delve deeper into the search term logs and see what the top reoccurring searches were for this week. Imagaine my suprise (or not) when I found that RAID and RAID group expandability was a consistent theme. To [...]

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Search Term Tuesday – June 3rd Edition

June 3, 2008

Note: I’m trying to tighten up the layout of content on the landing page, so, I’ll be using excerpts more and more.
Continuing from last week, this edition of Search Term Tuesday will tackle the most important searches (or at least highest ranked statistically) that landed you at this blog.
Search Term #1: cx3-10 create raid [...]

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