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July 27, 2009

Swimming Upstream is hard, I guess

Filed under: Uncategorized — ermac318 @ 3:21 pm

I’m a regular reader of Scott Lowe’s blog, and I hope you all get a chance to see his latest comment as he takes his Cisco UCS training.

The summary: a Cisco UCS system cannot connect upstream to a FCoE storage device – the UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect doesn’t support upstream or “Northbound” FCoE connectivity.

Now this in itself I guess isn’t a deal-breaker, as one of the posters says, this is just because the FCoE and FIP standards weren’t ratified yet. And that’s fine.

But do you want to be running your business on a standard whose ink hasn’t dried yet?

I don’t want to turn this into a rant against Cisco – but I will say that I think the UCS is a lot more hype than substance today. Perhaps Scott’s followup articles will change my mind, however.


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