Video: Arista Networks and technology talk

While at SNW Europe I had the opportunity to visit the Arista Networks booth with my video camera in hand, and the guys on booth duty were good enough to allow me to shoot some footage while we talked about their products.Enjoy the video and then feel free to comment on my thoughts below - First up, Arista is start-up networking company, and like all networking companies…….. they have Cisco in their crosshairs. Although low cost seems to be their trump card, to be fair to Arista they are also touting performance as another key advantage. …

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Video: Arista Networks and technology talk

While at SNW Europe I had the opportunity to visit the Arista Networks booth with my video camera in hand, and the guys on booth duty were good enough to allow me to shoot some footage while we talked about their products.Enjoy the video and then feel free to comment on my thoughts below - First up, Arista is start-up networking company, and like all networking companies…….. they have Cisco in their crosshairs. Although low cost seems to be their trump card, to be fair to Arista they are also touting performance as another key advantage. …

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Video: Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter

The below video is something I shot yesterday while at Storage Networking Europe in Frankfurt Germany.  In the video, William Lloyd Scull Senior Network Architect at BLADE Network Technologies, demos a feature of the IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric (comprised of Emulex OneConnect UCNA, BLADE Network Technologies Blade Switches and IBM BladeCenter hardware).In the video William dynamically reduces network bandwidth allocated to a vSwitch from 2500Mbps down to 1900Mbps, as well as talks us through some of the other features and some of the hardware involved in the Virtual Fabric solution.Its an interesting video if you want quick and…

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Video: Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter

The below video is something I shot yesterday while at Storage Networking Europe in Frankfurt Germany.  In the video, William Lloyd Scull Senior Network Architect at BLADE Network Technologies, demos a feature of the IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric (comprised of Emulex OneConnect UCNA, BLADE Network Technologies Blade Switches and IBM BladeCenter hardware).In the video William dynamically reduces network bandwidth allocated to a vSwitch from 2500Mbps down to 1900Mbps, as well as talks us through some of the other features and some of the hardware involved in the Virtual Fabric solution.Its an interesting video if you want quick and…

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Emulex UCNA at SNW Europe

Today I attended the Emulex launch of their OnceConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) at SNW Europe, and I liked what I saw.Most will know by now that Im all for converged Ethernet unified fabrics.  Still, Im well aware that some of the vendor offerings are very “Generation 1” and have that version 1.0 feel to them.  Todays launch from Emulex honestly didn’t have that feel to it.  In fact it seems that the products shipping around CEE are getting more and more mature by the day.  So let me take a few minutes to discuss some…

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Emulex UCNA at SNW Europe

Today I attended the Emulex launch of their OnceConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) at SNW Europe, and I liked what I saw.Most will know by now that Im all for converged Ethernet unified fabrics.  Still, Im well aware that some of the vendor offerings are very “Generation 1” and have that version 1.0 feel to them.  Todays launch from Emulex honestly didn’t have that feel to it.  In fact it seems that the products shipping around CEE are getting more and more mature by the day.  So let me take a few minutes to discuss some…

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CEE the future

Wherever you look these days there’s no shortage of talk about FCoE.  However, sometimes I think a little too much attention is given to FCoE and people sometimes overlook the underlying DCB/CEE Enhanced Ethernet – In my opinion, this where much of the real work and enabling is happening.  So lets spend a couple of minutes talking about CEE......NOTE: Im using the term CEE. I should probably use DCB, but Im not.  For disambiguation of the interchangeable terms CEE, DCB and DCE see here.    Half bakedFirst up, and in the spirit of honesty, I have to mention that…

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CEE the future

Wherever you look these days there’s no shortage of talk about FCoE.  However, sometimes I think a little too much attention is given to FCoE and people sometimes overlook the underlying DCB/CEE Enhanced Ethernet – In my opinion, this where much of the real work and enabling is happening.  So lets spend a couple of minutes talking about CEE......NOTE: Im using the term CEE. I should probably use DCB, but Im not.  For disambiguation of the interchangeable terms CEE, DCB and DCE see here.    Half bakedFirst up, and in the spirit of honesty, I have to mention that…

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