Posts about Storage Area Network (SAN)

Our ADVA journey began with mainframe connectivity. It was more than 25 years ago when we supplied IBM mainframe environments with our first product, the OCM-4, and we’ve been at the forefront of transport innovation in this area ever since. Our technology has led the industry, achieving GDPS® qualification for successive generations of coupling links, Ethernet and Fibre Channel transport ahead of anyone else ...

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Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is being widely adopted as a low-latency interface for connecting host systems with solid state drives (SSDs).In fact, in the new generation of software-defined data centers, NVMe-based, all-flash and hybrid arrays are becoming mainstream. This can have a profound impact on local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) ...
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A seismic shift is underway in enterprise data centers. SCSI-based, all-flash and hybrid arrays are becoming mainstream in the new generation of software-defined data centers. This is driving enterprise and cloud storage to new levels of performance and causing a reassessment of performance bottlenecks. Recently, non-volatile memory express (NVMe), a PCI Express (PCIe) standard that is purpose-built for solid-state PCIe modules in servers, has emerged as a new high-performance interface for server-attached flash ...

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Certain local and storage area network (LAN and SAN) applications have such severe intolerance of packet delay that even deploying the latest and greatest network interface cards, high-capacity core network switches and multi-core servers will not necessarily ensure that required performance characteristics are achieved. Delivering ultra-low latency in connecting data centers demands its own targeted strategy.
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Today’s data centers are state-of-the-art, heavily secured facilities in which extraordinary efforts are undertaken—at sometimes extraordinary expense—to protect a company’s most highly sensitive information assets.
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