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Fiber Channel

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January 31, 2011  10:38 PM

Storage failure?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
EVA4400, Fiber Channel, HP, Storage, storageworks

Hi folks! In the world of storage, there is storage, and then their is redundant storage. The question is, what do you have? I've always advocated purchasing storage that has redundancy built in with a lot of hot swappable parts. Otherwise you are just in for a whole lot of trouble when there is...

June 30, 2010  9:41 PM

Are you LUN masking?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Fiber Channel, iSCSI, LUN masking, SAN, Storage

Hi folks! Here is a common scenario in today's world. With the advent of virtualization and also with the need for storage of large amounts of data, we have more and more people taking advantage of centralized storage. In a lot of these cases, these are people that have no real storage...


March 31, 2010  10:28 PM

Hard core storage at a great price point!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Enterprise Virtual Array, EVA, Fiber Channel, HP, SAN

So for those businesses that need critical storage for those critical apps, what do you do? There are a plethora of storage options out there, but the ones you need for those really critical applications can cost an arm and a leg. Well I wanted to tell you a little bit about the HP EVA. This is...


June 30, 2009  3:12 PM

Direct Connect SAS storage for HP Blades



Posted by: Raj Perumal
blade servers, blades, C Class, C3000, C7000, consolidation, DAS, Direct Connect SAS Storage, FC, Fiber Channel, Fibre Channel, HP BladeSystem, iSCSI, SAN, Storage, storage area network

Hello again folks, in the SMB world, especially during these economic times, we can't always spend all the money we want on storage. Generally customers are limited to looking at some pretty low end storage options. I have always been a proponent of usings Blades in the SMB along with...


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