If you’re planning to attend the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, CA from June 4th – June 6th 2013, make sure to stop by the Dell Networking S5000 Hands-on-Lab. I’ll be on-site, and you’ll have the opportunity to configure a converged LAN/SAN network using FCoE with the Dell S5000 converged switch. You will configure the Dell S5000 switch as a NPIV Proxy Gateway and touch every piece of the solution – Dell PowerEdge server, CNA, Dell S5000 switch, Brocade 6505 Fibre Channel (FC) switch, and Dell Compellent storage array (SC8000 controller & SC220 disk enclosure).
Archive for May, 2013
A few weeks ago I got an invite to attend a Facebook Open House event which just occurred yesterday. I usually receive invites to several of these types of events from different companies across Silicon Valley. Being an active developer and working in the high-speed networking field at the same time, I tend to attend many events focused on development but also infrastructure. I usually don’t have time to attend most events, but considering this was the first Facebook invite I had, I wanted to make an effort to attend to get not only a grasp of the technology and culture at Facebook but also get a vibe for the work-life and mentality of employees there. (more…)
I felt the urge to write this article after receiving several inquiries about buying used Cisco Nexus 5010 and Nexus 5020 switches because they are available on some third-party site at large discounts – at least compared to the new Cisco Nexus switches. First, let me mention that both of these switches are EOL. Second, as I always say, whether the switch will work for you or not will depend on your network requirements. Let me mention a few things here to take into consideration when looking at some of these old EOL switches when the thought of saving some $$$$ overwhelm you. (more…)