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SCSI, which is present in all personal computers and has been a standard for file storage and retrieval for many years, defines an initiator/target client/server relationship which includes addresses, commands, and specified operations.
The Cisco UCS is a major step forward in data center development and creates numerous business and technical benefits.
With those new to NX-OS, a natural and legitimate question centers around the similarities and differences between the more familiar IOS and the newer NX-OS; this paper serves to answer that very inquiry.
Hadoop, the popular data storage and analysis platform, offers two important services: It can store any kind of data from any source, inexpensively and at very large scale, and it can do very sophisticated analysis of that data easily and quickly.
A look at five basics to consider in any data center virtualization project: planning, balancing the various hardware components, sizing the storage properly, managing capacity, and automation.
Planning and implementing the virtualization of desktops is a challenge, but the result can be cost savings, greater productivity, and a happier work force that has the flexibility to work when, where, and with what devices they wish to use.
Unified Fabric is not out of reach for most data centers, but it must be considered seriously by all the parties involved: managers, network administrators, and storage administrators.
Overlay transport virtualization (OTV) addresses a lot of challenges presented in today's data centers; this paper presents a high-level discussion, enabling you to have more in-depth conversations on the way it works and the way it is configured.
FabricPath, which acts as a layer 3 protocol, gives network admins the ability to connect any switch to any switch, eliminating the need for strict port channel affinity and gaining the ability to interconnect switches according to each switch abilities and port availability.
Virtual port channel (VPC) brings redundancy to a new level in the data center. It's not complicated to implement as long as you have the right hardware with the right connections.
The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric has become the de facto standard for measuring data center energy efficiency; unfortunately, the proper usage of PUE is often misunderstood.
No organization hopes for a disaster, but a quick and effective disaster recovery plan can make the difference between an incident and a catastrophe; this is particularly true for the health care industry.
This white paper establishes best practices for cooling systems design for data centers, computer rooms, and other mission critical technical spaces.
This white paper provides helps you understand the differences between data centers and computer rooms and how they relate to each other.